Dreaded mirror tiles

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Don't like them but too messy to remove. Can they be painted? If so, what product.
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  • Janice Janice on Jun 29, 2018
    Hi! I did a search to see if this is feasible as I've thought of doing it myself, just to paint a faux border around my massive bathroom vanity mirror. An I've read where some people have stenciled onto mirrors to make them look different. Here's some info I located and it says the key is being certain the mirrors are clean. Anyway, here's a link for you that goes into detail about how to accomplish what you are thinking about doing. Good Luck!

    • Jef Jef on Jun 29, 2018
      Thank you, Janice, I appreciate the information! Think I'll buy some cheap mirrors and see what happens.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 30, 2018
    The problem with painting out glass mirrors..... is that they are GLASS... by painting them over... your forget what they are... and that can lead to carelessness around them.... if you don't like them.... tape the hell out of them.... put a heavy tarp, like a canvas one, in the bath tub... and carefully break up the mirror and remove them.

  • Rob32328534 Rob32328534 on Jun 30, 2018
    Marty makes a good point on the dangers of glass and to be honest, around a tub is exponentially more dangerous. I'd hire someone to take them out. A pro would have equipment to safely remove them. If you do attempt it yourself completely cover them with tape or contact paper adhesive type material and wear thick coated gloves and safety glasses.

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    • Jef Jef on Jul 01, 2018
      Thanks again, never thought of warping or mild.

  • Gayle Tompkins Gayle Tompkins on Jun 30, 2018
    Were they put there because the area is dark and it would add brightness?

    • Jef Jef on Jun 30, 2018
      Don't think so, there is a light overhead

  • LaWanna Lampert LaWanna Lampert on Jun 30, 2018
    Could try waterproof wallpaper.

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jul 01, 2018
    How about gluing a shower panel over the mirrors?

  • Geeswonderland Geeswonderland on Jul 01, 2018
    Such a weird place for mirrors.. Are you worried since they're mirrors and the stigma of them being broken to remove them? Better to take a couple hours of wasted time to replace them to something more likable then have something not liked!!

  • Jef Jef on Jul 01, 2018
    Definitely not worried about breaking, was just looking for a somewhat simple DIY solution.

  • Cwh6899259 Cwh6899259 on Jul 05, 2018

    If there are no little metal brackets holding them on the wall you may be able to gently pry them off. They could just be glued up there.


    You could also etch them. Trace & cut your stencil from mac tac stick on tile and paint on etching fluid (available at craft stores). Follow directions and carefully wipe clean.