Asked on Oct 1, 2018

Can old antique Mirrors be restored if they are badly discolored?

EdieCynthia HKelli L. Milligan


3 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 1, 2018

    Yes, but expensive. Need to take to a mirror co and have it delivered. Only worth it if the mirror is hand beveled and in custom shape, not round, oval, square or rectangle.

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Oct 1, 2018

    Hi Jean! I'm assuming you mean the mirror part? Yes and no. The actual resilvering process is difficult, can be dangerous if precautions aren't done carefully, and to have a professional do it, in my area is expensive. There are sprays that you can use for a mirror that isn't valuable, that may improve the appearance, like Rustoleum's .Mirror Effect spray. Can the mirror part be replaced? Sometimes it is the cheapest method.

  • Edie
    on Oct 1, 2018

    And sometimes you just accept and embrace their age and flaws! This can work too if the frame is perked up with an artsy/design twist...color, shine, etc.

    • Jean
      on Oct 2, 2018

      Thanks, I will just admire the beautiful piece of furniture and admire the flaws as well

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