Asked on Jan 14, 2020

How can I make a mirror?

LindaSimple Nature DecorMaura White
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I saw an episode of someone house flipping and they made a mirror out of a piece of glass and some kind of reflective paint, I think. It was great. I want to make a mirror to fit on top of a dresser in the bathroom. Any suggestions?


9 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jan 14, 2020

    Video mirror in a can:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJdCMiAsr6c


    Fast and easy in 9 steps:

    https://howto.org/make-mirror/


    Another mirror in can video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc-bv9EP4hE

  • Cindy
    on Jan 14, 2020

    Hi Marty. Krylon makes a paint called Looking Glass. It's a spray paint that will give you a mirror image. You can find it at Wal Mart for $10.84.

  • Michelle Leslie
    on Jan 14, 2020

    Hi Marty, both Rustoleum and Krylon make looking glass/mirror spray paints that will work. Here's a lovely video that will show you how to use the spray paint and compares the different types - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8iTQwnDaLg

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Jan 14, 2020

    I have used this paint often on projects and while it does look like a mirror it does not work the same way. Your reflection will be distorted like the cheap vinyl mirrors you can buy from China. I think the idea it just to add a mirror effect to glass.

  • K. Rupp
    on Jan 14, 2020

    Hi Marty,...You know what, I just used mirror paint this past weekend. I loved the finish it gave me because I was redoing a lamp. I will never use silver spray paint again after using the looking glass paint. It looked so professional!!! But for actually making a real mirror, I would only use it if I was going to make a vintage mirror. Something that would be decorative like an aged framed mirror with an antique frame. I would definitely NOT use it for a bathroom mirror. People use bathroom mirrors to really see themselves perfectly. You know what would be much easier, cutting your own piece of mirror and framing it. Mirror and glass is pretty cheap at Home Depot and Lowes and if you know how to cut glass, it is very easy to do. The other idea is just picking up a wall mirror at a discount store like TJ MAXX or Marshalls. But there is no harm in testing a small piece of glass and seeing what you think yourself. A can of the mirror spray paint is like $10 so you really aren't losing much to try it. It is fun to see what that spray paint is like and what it can do. Good luck with your mirror. Hoping I gave you some ideas in case you don't like the result of the paint.

  • CribbsStyle
    on Jan 14, 2020

    You can use paint, or I just did a project with antique mirror glass film. Was super easy to work with. Here is my amazon affiliate link so something that may be more of what you're looking for:


    https://amzn.to/2NmuCeA

  • Maura White
    on Jan 14, 2020

    Use this mirror effect spray paint: https://amzn.to/35TncWH

  • Simple Nature Decor
    on Jan 16, 2020

    I have used this reflective spray on wood and it looks like glass here is the link to the reflective paint I used for my mirror project https://amzn.to/2tZrkY3

  • Linda
    on Jan 18, 2020

    I made a mirror from a window with paint. There are direction on using the mirror paint in the post. https://www.hometalk.com/43890351/making-an-old-window-into-a-mirror

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