I will teach you how to paint a mirror frame antique white step by step.
you might be working on a white mirror project or have some old Mirror frames and want to transform them into something outstanding, like a new wall mirror or vanity mirror or a Frame for your pictures
First, we will need to identify what type of material the Mirror frame is. Each material will need to manage differently
all mirror frames are made with these three materials
it usually says on the frame what material it is
The Wooden mirror frame
it is the most expensive option, but it is natural and is eco-friendly. Therefore, I would recommend a wood mirror frame.
The MDF mirror frame
It seems to look like wood from the first look, but it is not. If it gets weed, it will get deformed. Besides, those manufacturers use a lot of chemicals to build a mirror frame.
The plastic mirror frame
It is built with materials that are not that good for your health, and it can look a little bit cheap; the plus is that this version is the most economical.
now that we identify the material of our Mirror frame, we can go bag to the main topic, on How to Paint a Mirror Frame Antique White
Tools we need
Materials we need
antique white paint
antique white paint spray
clear coat for white paint
How to paint a mirror frame antique white. Here are the steps
Step 1: Clean your mirror frame.
It is essential to remove all dust and grace. If not, the white paint will not stick to the mirror frame and probably will be piling. if it has some significant imperfections, you can use the sandpaper
step 2: How to paint without making a mess
Tape before painting
Tape the mirror all around. We need to be careful that no antique white paint goes to the mirror itself.
Removing the white color will be hard.
Step 3: Applying the Antique White paint to the mirror frame
You can apply one coat of white paint and then wait some time for the second coat. It usually will take three coats to cover the wood mirror.
If you are painting a wood mirror that has black paint on it can take you up to coats up to 4
It is easier for the MDF and the plastic mirror frame to use the spray can; these are artificial materials. First, clean up the mirror frame and use sandpaper if needed. After that, shake the antique white paint for a couple of minutes, apply one or two codes between codes. You will need to wait around two hours, so the paint dries.
you also can use a different style like in the picture and paint only part of the frame with the antique white paint
for more durability, especially if this project bathroom vanity mirror, I recommend applying the clear coat for white color.
It is easier for the MDF and the plastic frame to use the spray can; these are artificial materials. First, clean up the frame and use sandpaper if needed. After that, shake the antique white paint for a couple of minutes, apply one or two codes between codes. You will need to wait around two hours, so the paint dries.
step 5: how to make a white distressed mirror
If you would like to have your mirror frame a distressed look, here is how you can do it. The first method is to paint the mirror frame and then go thru with the sandpaper
the second method is to use the foam brush like in the picture
I have these bathroom vanity mirrors in my bathroom that I just remodeled, and the antique white distressed look is outstanding.
step 6: How to keep paint from peeling off
Apply the clear coat to the mirror frame to seal the white paint
For more durability, I would recommend using the clear coat spray.
I always recommend using clear code, especially for bathroom vanity mirrors or floor mirrors placed on a terrace.
Shake the spry for a couple of minutes and apply one or two codes on the Antique White mirror frame. In my experience, it is ten times easier to use spray instead of using a brush. Next, apply the clearcoat somewhere outros.
If you have any outdated mirror frames, here is how you can create a piece of art without spending a ton of money. You can use the same technique for other colors like blue, red, green-black. The process would be the same.
I have remodeled several wall mirrors, floor mirrors, and vanity mirrors using this method, and it worked every time.
if you are on a budget and cannot spend a lot of money for your new bathroom vanity mirror and don’t have an old mirror, a good option would be to purchase a plastic frame and instead and a mirror separately that fits in it
You can easily install the mirror with hot glue and create the antique white mirror following the instructions above.
cheap plastic mirror
Thank you so much. I hope I could help you to create your new mirror