Mirrors aren’t that attractive when dirty, stained, or foggy though and this can be a headache. People have started to use shaving foam for all kinds of crazy things, including cleaning bathroom floors, cleaning carpets, cleaning car seats, etc.
In this article, we’ll discuss a few methods for cleaning your mirrors with shaving cream.
How to Clean Mirrors with Shaving Cream?
Clean mirrors are not only necessary to admire oneself and feel attractive but also to complement the decor of the home.
Adding other ingredients to shaving cream adds to the effectiveness of the method.
Here are a few methods to use shaving cream to clean those mirrors, whether in the bathroom, bedroom, closet, or elsewhere.
Method 1: Cleaning with Shaving Cream & Vinegar
This method defogs even the foggiest of mirrors and brings a sparkle to your mirror making it clear and sharp. It is also very easy as long as you follow the steps dutifully.
1- Shaving cream
3- Dawn soap
5- Microfiber cloths
STEP 1- Pour some dawn soap into a bowl of water and mix thoroughly until it becomes foamy. Then pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
Spray your mirror with the solution and wipe with a dishtowel. This is a preliminary cleaning that prepares the mirror for a more thorough cleaning with shaving cream.
STEP 2- Put some shaving cream on the mirror. Enough to clean the whole surface. This will do a better job than soap and will remove all stains, spots, and water streaks.
STEP 3- Rub the shaving cream on your mirror gently, in circular motions. Make sure the whole surface is covered and all corners are paid attention to.
STEP 4- Allow the cream to sit on your mirror for one minute, then buff it off with a microfiber cloth. Buff it gently and in circular motions and don’t stop until all shaving cream residue is removed from your mirror.
STEP 5- Now you have cleaned and defogged your mirror but this step is necessary to make it shine and gives your mirror a final unique touch.
Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into a bowl and add 1/2 cup of distilled water. Add 1 tablespoon of corn starch and mix thoroughly.
STEP 6- Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray your mirror generously. Wipe the mirror with a microfiber cloth until it looks clean and streak-free.
Method 2: Cleaning with Shaving Cream & Lemon Juice
Because of its antibacterial properties, lemon juice is great for removing stains and spots on different surfaces. And a combination of lemon juice and shaving cream really does magic on mirrors.
Let’s see how it’s used.
1- Dish detergent
2- Lemon juice
3- Shaving cream
5- Microfiber cloths
STEP 1- Get a bowl of warm water and add 2 teaspoons of dish detergent. Then add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix the solution until the materials are thoroughly mixed.
STEP 2- Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray on your mirror. As you spray use a microfiber cloth to clean. Pay attention to the corners of the mirror using your fingertips.
STEP 3- After wiping the mirror down with a cloth and removing all the residue from the solution, apply some shaving cream to the mirror. Use your fingertips to rub the shaving cream evenly on your mirror in circular motions.
STEP 4- Now use another microfiber cloth to buff it off your mirror thoroughly. This will remove stains, defog your mirror and keep it shining for a few weeks.
Method 3: Cleaning with Shaving Cream & Isopropyl Alcohol
STEP 1- Put some shaving cream on your mirror generously and use an old toothbrush to evenly distribute it. Pay attention to all corners and let it sit for like 10 minutes.
STEP 2- After 10 minutes buff off your mirror with a microfiber cloth removing all residues. This will defog your mirror and give it a clear look. For a more thorough cleaning though and to make their shine last longer, you shouldn’t stop here.
STEP 3- Pour 3 cups of filtered water into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 teaspoons of orange essential oil and mix thoroughly.
STEP 4- Pour the solution into a spray bottle. Shake and spray on your mirror generously and wipe with a microfiber cloth.
With this method, you can avoid cleaning your mirror for several weeks. It will remain fog and streak-free and will not attract grime and dirt.
This method also leaves your mirror smelling nice and inviting. You can also reserve the solution to be used later as it won’t go bad or smell.
Method 4: Cleaning with Shaving Cream, Ammonia, and Baking Soda
This is a good method for very dirty mirrors with a lot of stains that have defied other methods. This is more thorough and leaves your mirror stain-free, streak-free, and without scratches.
3- Shaving cream
4- Baking soda
STEP 1- You need to remove dust and surface dirt from the mirror and also make the stains visible for removal. You need ammonia for this. Ensure you wear gloves.
Pour 2 cups of water into a bowl and add one cup of ammonia. Mix it well. Now soak a dishcloth in this solution and squeeze it to remove excess water.
STEP 2- Use the dishtowel to wipe the mirror down. Resoak the dishtowel as many times as necessary to get the mirror clean. Since ammonia is a powerful chemical, some stains will disappear while you’re cleaning.
STEP 3- Now make a baking soda paste. Add some water to baking soda powder until you have a thick paste. If it’s watery, it won’t stick to the stains and won’t work. Use an old toothbrush to apply the baking soda paste to the stains on the mirror. Pay attention to rust stains, and deep scratches.
STEP 4- Allow it to sit for 30 minutes. Then wipe clean with a damp dishtowel. Use a clean one, not the one you used to apply the ammonia solution.
STEP 5- Now that you have removed the paste and the stains are all gone, you want to give the whole mirror a deep clean, especially if you have water streaks all over the mirror.
Remember the baking soda paste was just put on the stains and not on the whole surface so the remaining parts of the mirror haven’t been really cleaned yet. This is where the shaving cream comes in. Very important.
STEP 6- Put some shaving cream on your mirror and use your fingertips to smear it all over the mirror. Do this in circular motions. You want to make sure you apply the shaving cream generously.
STEP 7- Let this sit for like 10 minutes then wipe with a damp towel. To make sure that all the shaving cream residue is gone, spray the mirror with WD-40 and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth. This will make your mirror shine bright and prevent streaks.
No matter how dirty you think a mirror is, this method always works. Have fun trying.
Shaving cream has always been known for one thing and one thing only, and that’s shaving. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be used for other things, especially if they do the job so well.
We have written about the different ways you can clean your mirrors with shaving cream, combining other materials, and with detailed steps. No more water streaks, stains, or fogs.