Asked on Jun 22, 2013

Does anyone know how to remove "silver" mirror paint from glass?

Mfd1434417Susan CryorWoodbridge Environmental


I have a cabinet with glass inserts in the upper doors. they have ugly mirror ivy designs on them. i would like to remove everything down to clear glass. i used a razor to scrape away most of everything but the mirror paint isn't budging. any suggestions?
6 answers
  • Mary Insana
    on Jun 22, 2013

    Try a gel paint remover. Paint it on with a cheap chip brush and let it loosen the paint then wipe away. Hope it works

  • There is a possibility that the design was "etched" before the paint was applied. In that case, it is embedded into the glass for good. It may be easier for you to replace the glass in the doors. Any cabinet maker should be able to help you with that.

  • Nancy Martin Becker
    on Jun 23, 2013

    ok. thanks. mary - will try the gel, it's worth a shot. walls treat studio - i'm afraid it's going to be costly to replace (14 in all).

  • Glass unless it is really a special pattern that needs to be cut is really low cost. I would not spend any money on trying to remove the mirror silvering on the back, you risk perhaps messing up the back side of the cabinet door using chemicals. Also the mirror coating (silvering) is really not a paint in the term of things. I doubt any paint remover will even touch it.

  • Susan Cryor
    on Jun 25, 2013

    there are several businesses that specialize in silver removal and resilvering. I would check with them. As I recall, there are other metals in silver that can be toxic. I recall them wearing full protective suits, masks with going into chemical war.....this was over 20 years ago!

  • Mfd1434417
    on Mar 25, 2015

    Putin over it anotaré morros, with silicona¡,,,

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