Antiquing a mirror on the wall

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Has anyone tried to antique a large mirror that is already secured to the wall? I need to put the antique on the front vs. the back of the mirror and vertically rather than horizontally. I am afraid of drips. Thanks!
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  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Jul 03, 2016
    Are you talking about the frame or the glass?

  • Rhonda Humphreys Rhonda Humphreys on Jul 05, 2016
    If you are doing the frame I would dry brush it (Meaning dip your brush into paint and wipe most of the paint off onto paper towel.) This will highlight the detail on your mirror. Dry brushing really helps to control the amount of paint that you paint on and you'll have no drips. Hope this helps

  • Amy Riches Amy Riches on Jul 06, 2016
    If You have truly have it secured it to the wall - It can be beautifully done in three steps. Step one - Tape store grocery bags to the area around it to catch any drips. Step two - After choosing your colors, Paint it a solid color and let it dry. Step three - Paint over first color with secondary color, Let it sit for one minute then take a clothe and wipe off the secondary color. it will be beautiful optional step after 8 hours brush on polycrylic which dries clear and stays clear - Where as polyeurethane will yellow. I hope this helps

  • Mnapers Mnapers on Jul 06, 2016
    these are all good tips, but also I would take wet paper towels and place them on the glass. The water will hold them there temporarily and keep the paint off the glass (which is easy to scrape off anyway, but why if you don't have to).

  • Suzanne Suzanne on Jul 06, 2016
    Use painters tape around the edge of the mirror, then secure a plastic tarp around the edges to keep it off the wall and floor. I am only 5 feet tall and I make a way or find one.

  • Pamk Pamk on Jul 07, 2016
    Thanks everyone. I haven't been able to access a lot of things on my computer for a few days, Hometalk being one of them. I was actually asking about how to do a mercury type application on the actual mirror. My son was thinking about purchasing a condo and there was a large mirror glued to the wall. We did some experimenting and figured out how to do the mercury type application on a spare mirror I had, but then the condo that we were trying to do this to didn't pan out.