Broken mirror

by Lan410333
How can I fix this broken mirror? Would a windshield repair kit work?
This beveled mirror is 72 x 12 ", and hangs on the wall in our foyer.
  19 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 11, 2015
    see if this helps.
  • Carla Carla on Nov 11, 2015
    Best to take to a glass place. It might be cheaper
  • Becky Becky on Nov 11, 2015
    I dont know anything about the repair, but if its crazy expensive you could always strategically break the rest of it and then you have art! :) Would be pretty when the light hits it.
  • Doris Doris on Nov 11, 2015
    Add two or more vertical pieces of stained/painted wood to match or accent frame (be sure and stain/paint the back of the wood pieces) and glue to mirror.
  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Nov 12, 2015
    Being that it's a beveled mirror, I would either spend the money to purchase a new mirror or just get a new one. You might find that getting a whole new mirror/frame is much cheaper.
    • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Nov 13, 2015
      @Hope Williams I agree, I've seen similar wall mirrors that are going to be less expensive than trying to repair the one you have.
  • Sea Clearly Sea Clearly on Nov 12, 2015
    Glue with E6000 shells or rocks or glass vase filler "gems" to hide crack & to add artistic touch in a flowing pattern?
  • Carole Bisby Carole Bisby on Nov 12, 2015
    Yes I agree with Doris I would add vertical painted wood and make a design, that would be the easiest and the cheapest way and would look nice and unique!!!
  • Kathy Kathy on Nov 12, 2015
    I had a similar problem and used wallies in a vine pattern and a vinyl wall appliqué saying to make it into a piece orf wall decor first and mirror second!
  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Nov 12, 2015
    GET some Liquid Glass from Walmart & mix it up using the box directions. Lay the mirror down flat on a table that supports the whole length of the mirror or on the floor. Gently, very gently & precise, just fill in the area that's cracked. Don't overfill it. That would be very noticeable but just enough & it will blend in with the surrounding glass in the mirror & blend in nicely. Let it dry completely before trying to hang it again. :) The remaining glass could be poured in a jar with artificial flowers for a permanent decoration or make some molds (using different ice cube tray designs) so you won't waste the rest. OR make 1 big paper weight with the rest. The possibilities are great. :)
  • Jackie Jackie on Nov 12, 2015
    I had this problem with a very large mirror on the back of a china hutch.I glued crystal garland from hobby lobby on the cracks.Made it look very pretty.
  • Marjo Marjo on Nov 12, 2015
    You could buy a nice flower or plant garland and drape it across there or buy some stained glass squares and glue them to each end of the mirror in the same pattern. I do also like the idea of putting a piece of trim across it in that spot and do another on the other end like it and paint it to match the frame, it will look like it was supposed to be there.
  • Opal Opal on Nov 14, 2015
    I would consult a professional because this appears to be a large crack/break not a chip which is what the diy windshield kits are intended to fix. The limit seems to be 6" and can not go all the way through the ends. From what I remember, the diy kits are permanent so no second chance if you don't get the result you want. Having said that, you don't have a lot to loose by trying it if a professional is too costly and you could use a camouflage or work with it technique, listed above, if you are not happy with your diy.
  • Lan410333 Lan410333 on Nov 14, 2015
    Thank you so much, Opal!
  • Sandy Hartnett Sandy Hartnett on Nov 20, 2015
    I usually make a vine of stained glass w leaves over the crack. However you can use any medium such as felt, cardboard, even balsa wood! Cheaply done!
  • Nancy Nancy on Nov 21, 2015
    Because the crack is in the middle the mirror may need some extra support in the center. That is a lot of weight pulling down. Make a strapping type support to hold up the mirror from the bottom-up before you camo the crack. There are ready cut stained glass kits.
  • Barbara Lowell Barbara Lowell on Nov 22, 2015
    I would reinforce the breakage points with epoxy or some adhesive and then glue mosaic size pieces in some symmetrical fashion over the cracks, maybe matching a faux strip of mosaic to balance it out elsewhere on the mirror. You can buy mini and 1" mirror tiles or you can use those flat glass floral beads. You can use shells or other beads from craft store jewelry supplies. Its a beautiful mirror, what a shame, but it will be beautifuller when you are done!
  • Steffony Steffony on Nov 30, 2015
    Try rubbing alcohol, sea salt, & warm water. Dissolve salt, test first, apply with brush
  • Pam Mullins Pam Mullins on Nov 17, 2016
    I have a broken mirror. how do I fix it?
  • Larry miller Larry miller on Jan 10, 2018

    glass glue, U.V. light to cure