Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How to Defog Bathroom Mirrors

A long, hot shower can do the body good. It allows that bather to relax, think, and treat their achy muscles. However, a steamy shower may not be that great for the bathroom mirror. The water reaches a boiling point, causing the water to steam. The steam travels but has to remain in the closed room, so it condenses on the mirror from JPocker. Although there is no substantial damage to the mirror, the steam leaves a fog that is inconvenient to see through when you’re getting ready. Plus, the fog leaves water marks. For treating fogged-up mirrors, follow these tips.


Apply preventative measures in your battle against bathroom steam to save yourself work in the long run. You can purchase an anti-fog solution, which is typically meant for automobile glass. Rain-X is one brand that comes recommended. Use a cotton cloth or paper towel to apply this solution. You shouldn’t see fog for the next few months.

Blow Dryer

If you don’t apply anti-fog products, you’ll have to combat the steam when it appears on your mirror. One of the most conventional ways to fight fog is through a blow dryer. Aim the dryer about half a foot from the mirror. Flip on the hottest setting at max power. The hot air will clear away the fog as you move the dryer around in circular motions. It helps to open the bathroom door as you attempt to remove the fog.

Other Methods

You can rely on simple household products to remove the fogged-up steam on your mirror surface. Shampoo or shaving cream can be poured on a towel and then wiped on the mirror. The fog will instantly disappear. However, if water makes its way to the mirror again, you’ll have to go through the same process again. Alternatively, you can spray the mirror with a homemade solution. Combine 3 cups of water with 3 tablespoons of liquid soap in a spray bottle before shaking its contents. Apply the solution to the mirror with sprays that span across the entire mirror. Wipe the mirror down with a dry rag to complete the process of defogging your JPocker mirror.

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