Asked on May 9, 2017

Can anything be done about this mirror besides setting a flower there?

Pennie1958Wgb23380811Em
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Answered

No, I cannot take it off the wall. It is wall-sized on three walls.
This happened when my ward left shower running two hours with doors closed, while he played ball, shortly after we built the house 35yrs.ago. No other mirrors have done this. (Its OK, he's a successful IBM exec now, father of 3 and worth more than mirrors).
I have considered cutting through the sheetrock in room behind this mirror, and then try to cut out the exact piece of sheetrock behind that bad spot that the mirror is glued to; and then try to refinish it from the back.

I think the risk of breaking it is huge, and not even sure it could be refinished. Even if this hairbrained scheme worked, I'd have two walls to repair and repaint.

I'm so sure all of you will say nothing can be done, that I hope you have a good laugh.


Backing came off expensive plate glass mirrors due to steam. Only this spot.
7 answers
  • What you propose seems so expensive and time consuming and may not work. This may sound hair-brained as well but what about mirror spray paint over that spot? Tape off as much as you can to prevent the paint getting anywhere you don't want it. A couple of light mists might cover enough that it doesn't stand out so much. If it doesn't work, you can scrap it off again.


  • Suzanne Leah Rohring
    on May 9, 2017

    Frame it! Cover the bad spot with the wood.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 9, 2017

    If room allows I would opt for framing it out and it will also give you a updated look.
  • Pennie1958
    on May 9, 2017

    easy fix measure the highest point and mark it off run tape around the entire mirror and paint the bad part with glass paint i use folk art enamel then carefully remove tape let air dry follow instruction on paint for cleaning
    • Jochastain
      on May 10, 2017

      Thank you Pennie. I had a difficult time understanding your thoughts.
      (I am old). Would you restate your idea please, simply. thanks loads, Jo
  • Em
    on May 9, 2017

    Silicone a row of small ceramic tiles to make a border all the way around on the mirror. or frame it with light 3" wide pine you can stain and use the Velcro strips on the mirror and the back of the wood so all you have to do is cut four pieces of wood to the size of the mirror and stick them .
  • Wgb23380811
    on May 10, 2017

    Contact paper.
  • Pennie1958
    on May 10, 2017

    measure the highest point of bad area then mark of area all around mirror making a taped border above the bad area then paint the bad area with folk art enamel paint in what ever color you choose then you remove tape and instantly a border and no more bad mirror showing noticed it up against your back splash or something make sure you tape over it before painting too if you were closer id come do it for you have fun

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