Asked on Sep 14, 2019

How do I get a high gloss finish when painting my mirror?

Lydia Nordhoff - Lydi Out LoudWilliamBijous


I want a HIGH GLOSS mirror like on my cabinet doors? I bought high gloss paint but it not shiny

4 answers
  • Nan W.
    on Sep 14, 2019

    Beverly: put some high gloss polyeurathane over them.

  • Bijous
    on Sep 14, 2019

    Hi Beverly. The shine off paint is only as good as the lighting in the room. Perhaps if you increase the lighting in your room it will help with the shine. The cabinets that have a truly mirror-like finish usually have an acrylic skin.

  • William
    on Sep 14, 2019

    I agree with Nan. Three coats of a water based high gloss polyurethane. Dries clear, does not yellow over time. Oil based has a yellow cast ti it and does yellow over time.

  • Yes. I agree that three coats of a water based high gloss poly should work well. Good luck!

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