Are you tired of having to wipe down the mirror after every shower just so you can see to shave, do your hair or apply makeup? Stop wasting precious seconds and avoid the hassle by banishing foggy mirrors for good! There are a couple of products and tricks that you can use to keep your mirrors mist free. To learn more about these or to source them for your bathroom, speak to your local bathroom accessories
Bathroom Mirror Demisters
If you want a guaranteed way to stop your mirror from becoming foggy ever again, the answer is to use a bathroom mirror demister. They are essentially extremely thin heating pads that adhere to the back of your mirror and connected to the light switch or to a transformer. Flick the switch and the mirror warms to above the ambient temperature of the room, stopping the condensation occurring (condensation is what actually causes the foggy mirror – warm air hits the cold surface of the mirror and fogs it up). The heat is always set at a very safe level and there is no danger. Bathroom mirror demisters are also very cost effective to run, costing you only a few cents each week!
The heating pads are available in standard sizes and you can use just one to create a clear area on the mirror or you can combine a number of them to work on a larger mirror. Just remember that the total surface area of the heating pads should be a little smaller than the actual size of the mirror itself. Use the pads on a new mirror or retrofit to your existing mirror. Just be aware that if your mirror is glued to the wall, you’ll have no choice but to remove the existing mirror and install a new one.
Simple Tricks to Keep Your Mirrors Fog Free
If you can’t install a mirror demister, there are still some simple tricks that you can try in order to keep your mirror fog free. One is to spread a thin layer of shaving cream (the traditional foam type not the gel type) on the mirror and rub it off using paper towels until you can see no trace of it remaining. This should work for a while before you need to repeat it. How often you have to repeat it depends on how much the bathroom is used.
Some mirror cleaning sprays also claim to have anti-misting properties and these are definitely worth a try.