Mirrors in your bathroom keep fogging up? Want to make them steam proof? When taking a hot shower, the hot steam mixes with the cold air and this creates condensation. This condensation sticks on your bathroom mirror preventing you from seeing yourself in the mirror. It can take time for a foggy mirror to clear up so you can see yourself in the mirror. You can wipe it with a towel but it still looks foggy and this can be a pain when you are in a rush to get to work. Save time and never wipe the condensation from your mirrors again by using our fog free steam proof bathroom mirror tips below.
There are many different suggestions to keep your bathroom mirrors fog free. We have seen steam proof methods such as using a bar of soap, shaving cream, newspaper, dish soap, blow dryer, and many other methods. These all work, but only for a short time! To get the best fog free mirror that lasts a long time, see below!
The 2 best methods we have found to keep your bathroom mirrors fog free are:
BEST METHOD = Rain-X Interior Glass Anti-fog:
This product is especially made for mirrors or glass. It wipes or sprays on your bathroom mirror which leaves a coating on the mirror. This coating prevents any type of condensation from forming. We have done tests with the Rainx Interior Glass Anti-fog and after one heavy duty application, our bathroom mirrors have remained fog free for 27 days so far. This product is inexpensive and can be used on your cars foggy windshield too. We keep a small bottle under the bathroom sink and apply it every month. This is the most efficient way to keep your bathroom mirrors from getting foggy after a hot shower.
rain x fog free mirrors
HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS METHOD = Vinegar:
You can use vinegar to keep your bathroom mirrors fog free too. Mix a 50-50 solution of water & vinegar. Get an empty spray bottle and mix in 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar. You can add a few drops of dish soap like Dawn to give it more fog free power. Spray the solution onto the bathroom mirror and wipe the mirror with a paper towel. This method works but will keep your mirror steam proof for only a few days.
More fog free mirror tips:
1 – Make sure you have a high power bathroom ventilation fan as this will assist to vent out the condensation and will help your mirrors to remain less foggy. Bathroom ventilation fans here.
2 – You could also install mirror heaters (like in fancy hotels) that go behind your mirror and heat the surface. This constant heat warms the mirror which in turn does not let the condensation stick or build up on the mirror. More info on mirror heaters here.
3 – There are also mirrors with heaters in them that can be installed in your new or existing bathroom. More info on heated bathroom mirrors here.
4 – Another option is to use a Mirror Defogger Pad which keeps the mirror warm and resists condensation. This product is also called a mirror demister.
Mirror demister defogger pad
Do you have other methods to keep your bathroom mirrors fog and steam free? Please let us know below and we will add it to our list.