Cracked mirrors can be an eyesore and can ruin the overall aesthetic of your room. Not to mention, it can be expensive to replace a broken mirror. But did you know that you can fix a cracked mirror with toothpaste? Yes, toothpaste! In this article, we’ll show you how to do it step-by-step.
What You’ll Need
Before we start, make sure you have the following:
- Toothpaste (non-gel)
- A soft cloth
- A scraper or credit card
- A bowl of warm water
Step 1: Clean the Cracked Area
First, clean the cracked area of the mirror with a damp cloth. Make sure there is no dirt or debris on the surface. Dry the area with a dry cloth.
Step 2: Apply Toothpaste
Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto your finger and apply it to the cracked area. Use a circular motion to spread the toothpaste evenly.
Step 3: Scrape the Excess Toothpaste
Take a scraper or credit card and gently scrape off the excess toothpaste. Make sure to scrape in one direction only to avoid scratching the mirror.
Step 4: Let it Dry
Let the toothpaste dry completely. This usually takes about an hour or so.
Step 5: Clean the Mirror
After the toothpaste has dried, use a soft cloth to remove any remaining toothpaste residue. Then, clean the entire mirror with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris. Dry the mirror with a dry cloth.
Step 6: Repeat if Necessary
If the crack is still visible, repeat the process until the crack is no longer noticeable.
Tips and Tricks
- Use a non-gel toothpaste for best results.
- Make sure the area is completely dry before applying the toothpaste.
- Use a soft cloth to avoid scratching the mirror.
- Apply toothpaste in a circular motion to ensure even coverage.
- If the crack is too big, this method may not work.
Fixing a cracked mirror with toothpaste is a quick and easy solution that can save you money. With just a few simple steps, you can make your cracked mirror look as good as new. Just remember to use a non-gel toothpaste, a soft cloth, and be patient. Happy fixing!