How to Spray Paint a Mirror Frame

Thrift Flip Mirror

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? How about your thrift shop find turned stunning sign?! Scribble & Script will show you how to spray paint a mirror frame with COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint to give a forgotten old mirror a fairy-tale ending.

What you need:

- COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint color of choice

- Painter’s tape

- Heavy paper

- Glass or acrylic panel (optional)

Thrift shop mirror

Thrift shop mirror

The struggle to find anything affordable for a wedding or big event is real, right? Or maybe you’re looking to change up your home décor with a fun project like a quote art sign or giant family calendar. We recommend hitting thrift shops and yard sales to score your base piece, because as long as you have a base you like, you can pretty much fix everything else with COLORSHOT Spray Paint! Scribble & Script needed a wedding sign, so a thrift shop mirror was just the thing to help her get started while staying on budget.

Pick out your paint colors

Pick out your paint colors

She liked the frame of the mirror, so she just needed some spray paint to flip it into something fabulous!

Clean and tape off mirror

Clean and tape off mirror

There really aren’t a ton of tricks you need to know when learning how to spray paint a mirror frame. If you’re going to be keeping the mirror intact and using it as an actual mirror in your space, first make sure to cover the mirror with heavy paper and tape securely around the edges of the mirror itself. (You’ll want to clean the mirror edges first from any dust or prints so you get a secure hold with the tape to prevent any paint from seeping underneath.) If you won’t be keeping the mirror and only the frame, you can remove it, just make sure to clean the frame before painting.

Thrift Flip Mirror with COLORSHOT

Thrift Flip Mirror with COLORSHOT

Working in a well-ventilated area, spray several light coats on the mirror frame, letting dry in between coats. Check to make sure you’ve gotten all edges, and if your frame has texture, double check that the texture is evenly coated with paint. Once you’re happy with the look, let dry completely before adding your acrylic panel or whatever you decide to do with your frame. And that’s it! Now you know how to paint a mirror frame with fantastic results. What else are you thinking of flipping with COLORSHOT? Tag us on social @mycolorshot and share with us!


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