We all wish our mirrors required no maintenance and cleaning, sadly there's no magic trick to keeping mirrors spotlessly clean!
Here are a few tips from the Arkivio team on how you can avoid damages, discolouration and keep your mirrors beautifully reflecting your home spaces.
Deep Frame Mirrors
Colours: Matte Black, Smooth Black, Smooth White, Gold, Copper.
Powder coating is a generally hard-wearing surface coating; it can however chip if dropped or knocked and anything sharp or rough can scratch it. Certain chemicals can damage a powder coated surface. Check out the following care instructions to avoid the above:
Care instructions for Deep Frames:
- Wipe with a soft cloth dipped in lukewarm water mixed with a small amount of dishwashing liquid. Wipe dry afterwards.
- Solvents such as nail polish remover or turpentine will damage the frames surface.
- Don't use detergent containing ammonia or bleach such as Handy Andy.
- Use a soft cloth; don't use abrasive cleaning materials such as scouring pad.
- Deep Frame Mirrors are intended for interior use only, unless specified.
- Prolonged exposure to moisture could affect the surface finish, especially if the powder coating has been damaged.
Special Care for Brass Deep Frame Mirrors
- Avoid spraying Windowlene or other similar mirror cleaning agent on the brass frames. This will cause discolouration.
- The mirror should be wiped with a dry cloth once a week if and when required.
- A brass frame can be restored to its original condition by applying Brasso (purchased at Game City/Checkers/Takelot) in an initial wipe on application, and then removed and buffed with a clean dry cloth.
(Instructions for this product are listed on the bottle) – this is the same care taken with any solid brass or bronze item.
- For tough, greasy stains: Apply a bit of toothpaste on the material and rub it in light circular motions. Now wipe this off with a soft cotton cloth. This step should be followed by polishing with brass polish, to ensure the surface is evenly clean and shiny.
Tips on Glass Cleaning and Maintenance
- Clean with glass or mirror cleaner and a soft cloth. Never use a scourer.
- Take care not to use any glass/mirror cleaning product on a powder coated surface.
- Anything sharp or rough can scratch the mirror surface.
- Stubborn spots: Greasy stains, fingerprints and spots can be cleaned using a glass cleaner. Avoid spraying the glass/mirror surface directly; instead spray the cleaner onto the cloth and then use the damp cloth to clean surface stains.
- Handle glass items carefully: Avoid using harsh, abrasive cleaners, sharp scrapers or razor blades to clean glass or mirror surfaces.