If you’re a mirror owner, you’ve likely had your fair share of black edges creep up along the outskirts of your bathroom’s focal point. This can quickly downgrade the aesthetic of your bathroom and leave you wondering how this happened in the first place, and of course, how you can go about fixing it. Believe it or not, this is simply a chemical reaction that often occurs as a result of your bathrooms most common companion: moisture. So, how can you try to prevent this from damaging your mirror? Invest in the right action steps!


This may seem like common sense, but many people forget how much moisture lives in your bathroom. This is especially the case for those of us who enjoy turning our bathrooms into saunas with hot, steamy showers. The more moisture in your bathroom, the more likely your mirror will show the effects over time. By investing in a dehumidifier, this process will be forced to slow down rather than speed up.
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Proper Ventilation

While a dehumidifier can go a long way, so can proper ventilation. You know that fogged up mirror that you have to wipe down after exiting a long shower? With a proper fan above your shower, this would happen far less often. This is a good thing for your mirror’s longevity! The key isn’t just installing the fan, but following through on using it. It is also beneficial to keep the door open while using the fan for an enhanced effect.
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The Real Cure

If it’s too late and your black edges have already arrived, there aren’t many treatments that will remove this unfortunate side effect of humidity and moisture. While you want to be mindful of the above tips going forward with any new mirrors, you still have an option when it comes to salvaging your current, somewhat damaged mirror. That’s where our frames come in! We offer a simple solution to cover these unsightly blemishes while simultaneously adding some sophistication to your bathroom. There’s no need to invest in an entirely new mirror and the painful process of removing or installing a new one. Explore our selection of easy-to-install frames and learn more about just how simple the process can be!
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