antiquing mirror

jayhawkerMay 27, 2009

Does anyone know how to make a new mirror look old? I would like to accomplish this myself and save some money, however, if it is best left to a professional I am willing to turn the project over. I have an old warehouse window and would like to replace the panes of glass with an antiqued mirror. Thanks

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texaswild

If I were trying this, I'd call my local glass company that sells mirrors, and ask what solution w/take off the silver on the back, then I'd probably sand it a bit, and sorta dry brush/wipe it on lightly. I'd probably use a little piece of scrap mirror for a test piece. I use lots of mirror in my mosaics, and usually get freebie scraps from my glass company.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 7:50AM
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emtnest

http://www.finishing.com/3800-3999/3915.shtml
Read down on this page, gives alot of info on this.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 2:05PM
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wackyweeder

I tried this by sanding off the coating and spray painting the back black. The main problem I had was that even tho I thought I sanded enough I didnt and some scratchy areas showed. Buy an old mirror at a yard sale or something and fool with it...see if you can come up with something you like.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 7:08PM
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