Asked on Feb 19, 2018

Painting over mirrors on dresser drawers.

Judy Sullivan
by Judy Sullivan
I want to paint this dresser white and convert it into an entertainment center. Can I spray paint over the mirrors? They are really stuck on and i'm afraid it would do more damage to try and remove them.
  10 answers
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 19, 2018

    Perhaps paint the dresser the color you want, and use glass paint in the same or an accent color for the mirrors.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 19, 2018

    Why not cover and stick on Fabric or natural placemats, or Textured Wallpaper, then paint it white. It will give a bit of texture to the item........

    • Judy Sullivan Judy Sullivan on Feb 19, 2018

      Thanks John. That was another option I was considering. Didn't think of the textured wallpaper though. Appreciate the input.

  • 153091 153091 on Feb 19, 2018

    Contact paper or even wallpaper comes in many unique colors and designs..I would try that...if not...I would paper/tape cover all the mirrors, spray the whole piece white..when dry, take off the paper and you may like the mirror better with the dresser painted white...if not try the first suggestion.

    • Judy Sullivan Judy Sullivan on Feb 19, 2018

      Thanks Jan. I'm getting some great ideas to play around with. Your reply was very helpful.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 19, 2018

    Paint it, see how the mirror looks, if you don't like it, paint it with Acrylic Enamel Paint. Acrylic enamel paints are easy to use and usually do not require heat to set. They are water based, so they dry quickly and harden to create a glossy finish. Brands like FolkArt enamel paint are usable on both glass and ceramic

    • Judy Sullivan Judy Sullivan on Feb 20, 2018

      Think I'm going to do just that. I'll tape off the mirror and paint the dresser. If I like it great, if not I'll have to figure out what I want to do. There are so many options I just have to go for it.

  • Sassy Sassy on Feb 19, 2018

    Spray 1 coat of xim400 primer (spray can, bonding primer), and spray paint your finish. On a surface like glass you really shouldn't brush anything because every single brush stroke will show on such a smooth surface. Just mask off the frames before you start.

  • Tillie Smith O'Kelley Tillie Smith O'Kelley on Feb 19, 2018

    In my house, if it doesn't move, it is in peril of being painted! You will want to use 00 steel wool to give the mirror "tooth", then paint that dresser! If you don't like it when you are done, it's only paint....pick another color! I prefer bright colors (teal/purple/lime) but I live in the tropics. Don't be afraid of adding colors to your home. You might be surprised how much you like that brightly painted dresser!

    • Judy Sullivan Judy Sullivan on Feb 20, 2018

      Thank you Tillie for the suggestion. Definitely going to use another color to enhance. Solid white would be boring. I appreciate the help.

  • Charline Charline on Feb 19, 2018

    You can use the spray glass paint for a great look too.

  • Judy Sullivan Judy Sullivan on Feb 20, 2018

    Thank you.

  • Sandra Bain Sandra Bain on May 08, 2020

    did you ever paint the mirrors? If so how did it turn out?