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6 Ways On How To Remove Scratches From A Bathroom Mirror

Your bathroom mirror got a scratch, and you couldn’t possibly think of anything except for throwing it in the trash?

Stop. Don’t do this.

I understand that a scratched mirror gives ugly reflection, and the view it provides is totally terrible.

But, a scratched mirror doesn’t mean that it got ruined. You can definitely restore the mirror to its previous condition.

This article is going to be all about playing with mirror (not really) and trying different home remedies to remove scratches from the mirror so that it will look like a brand-new mirror.

I will go through different techniques to repair the scratches from a bathroom mirror that you think is no longer advantageous to you.

Use A Toothpaste

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Not only is toothpaste good for your teeth, but it also holds many more benefits in our everyday lives.

A scratched mirror can be repaired using toothpaste. You can use any toothpaste that is available easily in your home. Preferably, the one with baking soda in it.

If you use gel toothpaste, you need to avoid it. Buy white fluoride toothpaste.

For this method, you will need:

  1. A soft and clean cloth
  2. Little water
  3. White fluoride toothpaste 

Wet the little portion of the cloth and apply a very small amount of toothpaste to that area.

Rub this portion of the fabric against the scratches on the mirror. Rub gently for 30 seconds. You can continue for more than 30 seconds until you see the progress.

Repeat the process three times and see the magic.

Some abrasive ingredients in the toothpaste remove the scratches from the mirror and give off a shining mirror that gives an aesthetic appeal to the room.

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You read it right. A clear nail polish perhaps proves beneficial in hiding the scratch. It will eradicate the scratch and provide you with shiny reflecting mirror surface.

All you need is a clear nail polish .

If there is any female in your house, you will easily find a clear nail polish on the dressing table. Take it out of there.

Start off by cleaning the dirt from your mirror using a clean cloth. Now, take clear nail polish and apply it carefully on the scratch using the applicator. Make sure to spread it on the scratch really well.

Leave it for drying. Once the nail polish dries completely, take a clean cloth and dip it in the nail polish remover. Rub the fabric containing nail polish remover against the dried nail polish on the mirror.

You will get a scratch-free, clean and shining mirror with this super affordable method.

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A metal polish will leave you absolutely stunned with its results. If the metal polish contains a ceramic oxide, you are 100% getting rid of scratches on the mirror.

The presence of the abrasive chemical in the metal polish like that of ceramic oxide removes scratches quickly.

For this technique, you will need:

  1. Microfiber cloth 
  2. Metal polish 

You need to be a bit more careful while working on this method, as the presence of abrasive chemicals might damage the mirror.

Begin by wrapping the microfiber cloth around your finger. Then apply a really small amount of metal polish on the fabric and start rubbing it gently on the mirror where you see the scratch.

Rub it for 30 seconds or up to one minute if the scratch is stubborn.

You will definitely love to see your face in the spotless and clean mirror surface after this technique.

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For this technique, you need to purchase steel wool  from the market. Since steel wool is not usually available in the house, so it can be considered a bit expensive method.

There is no rocket science or hard and fast rule to follow for this technique to work. Simply get a small piece of steel wool and rub it gently in the circular motion on the scratch.

Continue it for 30 to 40 seconds. You will see the clean shining surface in a minute.

To prevent any sort of damage, do not rub too hard on the surface. Buff gently.

Try A Liquid Pumice Soap Or Baby Oil

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Both these things work well to remove the scratch from a mirror surface. These products can be found easily in the markets.

You need to take a clean and soft microfiber cloth. Wrap the fabric around your index finger and dab it in either liquid pumice soap  or baby oil.

Again do the same thing as we have done for the previous remedies. Gently rub it on the mirror surface where you see the scratch for 30 to 40 seconds.

Remove the product from the mirror using a clean cloth, and here you see the tarnished and smooth mirror surface.

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This is yet the easiest and most affordable method to remove scratches from any mirror or glass surface. Baking soda can be found in almost everyone’s kitchen cabinet.

Go and search for it in your kitchen. Take the packet of baking soda out and experiment with it.

You will need:

  1. One part baking soda 
  2. One part water

Mix these two ingredients really well. Continue to mix both these things until it makes a thick paste.

Now, take a clean, soft cloth and dab a portion of the fabric in the paste of baking soda. Gently rub the fabric against the scratches on the mirror.

Continue to rub in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Repeat the process several times to achieve the desired results.

In Conclusion

Using home remedies, you can get rid of stubborn scratches from the surface of your mirror. I have explained several affordable methods on how to remove scratches from the bathroom mirror.

These methods will definitely work for you.

Still, if you do not get the desired results, you need to go for more professional methods like cerium or iron oxide, jewelers’ rouge, or commercially used buffing products.

Try these out to get a scratch-free and aesthetically appealing mirror for your bathroom.

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