Saturday, April 6, 2013

Waxing Your......Mirror?



You can wax poetic...
you can wax philosophical...
you can be a waxing gibbous...
well, maybe.

But have you ever waxed your mirror?


I haven't used glass cleaner on this mirror for 3 months.
Yep...you read that right.

No, these pictures are NOT from 3 months ago.


The week of New Year's my husband was off work.
Not me...I had to work.
Ugh.

Anyway...I asked him to clean the bathroom.
I came home one day and discovered that the
bathroom mirror was all pasty-looking.

I said ~ What are you doing?
He said ~ I read this idea somewhere
and wanted to give it a try.


Well, he had applied CAR WAX to the mirror and
was allowing it to dry before buffing it off.

Sound crazy?
I thought so.

But now I could sing along with the Monkees...
{Okay...so I totally love the Monkees...don't judge}


{This is the wax he used...it's what we had...
he said the article just said to use a good quality wax.
He doesn't remember exactly where he read it.}

Once he buffed off the wax...
the mirror was so clean...and TOTALLY streak free!

He also applied it to the sink basins and counter top.
He wanted to test the results there also.


The sink was much easier to clean a few times...
but since it gets a lot more water usage, the wax eventually wears off.

The counter was the same way in the high use spots.
But it looked awesomely shiny for a while.
{to see how I painted this counter top and framed the mirror click here}


Now, to clean the mirror, I usually just rub it with a clean cloth.
If I need a little extra umph...I'll dampen the cloth slightly
then wipe it with a dry section.


It's really easy to keep it clean and streak free...
and that's saying a lot since although he is a rock star
when it comes to cleaning the mirror...
He's also VERY good at splashing water all over it.
J

How about you~
have you ever heard about doing this to your mirrors?
Are you gonna give it a try?
I think with results like this, we're gonna
try it out on the inside of the glass shower door.
Couldn't hurt, right?
 Have a fantastic weekend!


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17 comments:

  1. Never knew to wax the mirror, but I use pledge on my counters and sinks every time I clean, water just beads up and then it is really easy to clean up again. I will try the mirror, I have some car wax in the garage. Thanks for the tip. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Hmmmm. I have used good quality car wax on my counter tops and sink before. The counter top installer guy told me to :-) But NEVER the mirrors. Hmm.. I am a splasher :-( I have to clean the bathroom mirror almost daily due to me... a chore I do not relish. Will be trying this out for sure!
    Thanks a bunch!
    Cheers, Gee

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  3. This is awesome! I am so up for trying anything that will cut my job in half!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love this idea...my bathroom mirror always get splattered. I've heard of using furniture polish on stainless steel and I'm going to give that a try, too. Thanks!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. Well what an amazing tip!!!!!!
    Never heard of it before - and are you now a believer ( because you saw your face ) LOL ?
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  6. I've never heard of using wax!! I will certainly try it! Thanks for the tip!!~~Angela

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  7. Awesome idea! I'm pinning and will try this once I get some wax.
    I'm visiting you today from Sunday Scoop. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Medicine Cabinet Makeover

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  8. Thanks for sharing! Just bought some good old Johnson's paste wax for a wood project, but that one can will last forever! Now I have something new to try it on!

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  9. This is so cool and definitely worth trying!
    Found you on mop it up mondays! Thanks for the awesome tip!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  10. How neat!
    I would love it if you shared this in my Furniture/House Hacks Linky Party:
    http://littlemomprairie.blogspot.com/p/blog-round-up.html

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  11. Thanks for the idea. I will have to try it on our sliding doors. I wonder if it will dissolve chlorine water from the pool....Christine

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  12. Wow, whoda thunk it? I wonder how this would work on windows..... Mine get awful and just don't stay clean for long. Thanks for the tip.

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  13. I have never heard of that before, but I am all for anything that makes cleaning the bathrooms easier! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  14. I can honestly say I have never heard of doing this. May have to give it a try though because your results are amazing!

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  15. Oh my, my, my. I have never heard of this, but I am going to buy some wax tomorrow so my husband can use it when he cleans the bathroom! (It was his job before we got married, so I let him keep doing it! Men in yellow gloves are Sexy, eh??) Thanks for the awesome tip and directions!

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