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How to Stop Your Bathroom Mirror from Fogging Up

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Written by Donna Thacker   



How to Stop Your Bathroom Mirror from Fogging Up If your bathroom doesn’t have great ventilation, it’s a sure bet, the mirror is going to fog up when you take a shower. It can be very annoying if you are trying to use the mirror while your spouse or significant other is showering. Don’t waste your money on those commercial “anti-fog” cleaners. Here is a quick tip that really works.

First you will need to clean the mirror with a good glass cleaner to remove any built up soap scum. If you don’t have any glass cleaner, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water. Spray the mirror down well and dry it with paper towels or old newspaper.

Now comes the fun part! Spray shaving cream all over the mirror. Make sure it is the white shaving cream. The gel type will not work and will only make a bigger mess. You don’t need to cover the entire mirror, just spray some lines, or hearts or whatever suits your fancy.

Use a paper towel or a dry cloth and coat the entire mirror with the thin layer of shaving cream. If there are still big globs of shaving cream, you have sprayed on too much. Just wipe any excess away.

Continue wiping the mirror down with paper towels until all traces of the shaving cream are gone. It may take awhile the first time, as you figure out just how much shaving cream it will take to put a thin coat over the entire mirror. Don’t worry; you don’t have to do this very often!

When the traces of shaving cream are gone, your mirror should be sparkling clean and streak free. If you see any signs of residue on the mirror, use another clean paper towel to polish it until it shines. This should take care of your problem.

The next time you or someone else showers, the mirror should remain fog free and ready to use. You will only have to repeat this procedure, when the mirror starts to fog up again. How long it lasts depends on how many people and how often they all shower in this one bathroom.






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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
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My mirror fogsup because I get too hot Donna. ahahahaha
 
August 04, 2009
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paul said:

paul
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Very good tips. I will try the shaving cream method to stop my mirror from fogging up.
 
August 06, 2009
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ladym33 said:

ladym33
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That is neat, I didn't know shaving cream did that. Thanks
 
August 06, 2009
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mommyhen42 said:

mommyhen42
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Oh how cool is that! I will definatly use this today I know hubby has the white shaving cream. I am guessing it should work for the inside of the car windshield.
 
August 06, 2009
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highcloud said:

highcloud
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I hate it when my mirror fogs up. I can use this!!! Thanks for sharing.. 5*
 
August 26, 2009
Votes: +1

tracysmith159 said:

tracysmith159
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Thanks this is an easy solution to a big problem of the bathroom mirror fogging. I will love to be able to take a shower without the mirror fogging up.
 
February 06, 2010
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dazarooney said:

dazarooney
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I'll have to give that a try, my infinity mirror fogs up every so often.
 
February 25, 2011
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carmen357 said:

carmen357
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Ok this Article is on my Favorite list! Thanks For the great tips! Keep it up!
 
February 16, 2013
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