How To Antique a Mirror?

Hi, I need to "antique" a mirror to create the black spots and streaks in the silvering for a project. I have seen a post about using acid, but I'm not crazy about that method, simply because I would need to buy a lot more acid than I would ever use. Can anyone offer any guidance, please?
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  • Bobbie Bobbie on Jun 21, 2017 has an excellent tutorial on antiquing a mirror.

    • Jerry Jerry on Jun 22, 2017
      Thank you very much, those tutorials are excellent.

  • Kaybe312 Kaybe312 on Jun 22, 2017
    you can use paint remover on the back of any mirror to remove the silver in spots

  • Mumandp Mumandp on Jun 22, 2017
    Many Paint specialty shops sell a Patina Kit. This is a process that enables You to age or antiqe a project to Your desired finish. Online there are a number of product kits that offer variety of different finishes. You could also use chalk paint and then once dry use an antiquing wax that You control through application and buffing.
    I have tried both and have loved the finish both produce so it is a matter of personal preference. By following the instructions You can't go wrong.
    I hope this is helpful, whatever You choose have fun with it and even make notes
    to refer to in the future, I find this quick reference save time too.

  • Jerry Jerry on Jun 22, 2017
    Will Citrustrip work? Thanks.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Jun 22, 2017
    So glad they helped....

  • Mumandp Mumandp on Jun 22, 2017
    Enjoy the process and the finish!!