Turn a piece of glass into a mirror?

threedgradSeptember 15, 2008

How would one turn a piece of glass into a mirror? Has anyone done this? Is it hard or expensive to do? Is it even worth doing?

Thanks

Eileen

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bayareafrancy

I recall reading about this on the paint forum (supposedly there is paint that claims it can do this). But the verdict was that it doesn't work well at all. Maybe search for mirror on that forum to see if you can find the post.

:-)

francy

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 3:54PM
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bbstx

have you thought of just putting a thin mirror behind the piece of glass you want to turn into a mirror?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 5:40PM
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justgotabme

Check Krylon.com, they have a spray paint that does this. I've heard it works quite well since a lady on an MSN board used it inside glass vases and ornaments and got the look of mercury glass.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 7:49PM
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threedgrad

Thank you Just.

Here is a link that might be useful: Krylon Mirror Paint

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 8:46PM
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pesky1

If you want a true mirror, you can't fake it with spray paint. It actually requires a chemical process. But if you want a reflective surface, the mirror paint is good. I made some gazing balls for my garden that way.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 12:09AM
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squirrelheaven

Not for a true mirror, but didn't Martha Stewart do something like that with silver leafing? Was more for an antiqued effect.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 11:46AM
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justgotabme

You are very welcomeThreegrad! Glad to have been of some help. Be sure to post pictures of your finished project.

Squirrelheaven, I've seen it done that way too. Probably on Martha's craft show. I love the look of it. More like art than a mirror, I think.

~Becky

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 12:29PM
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