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How to restore metalic mirror frame?

I got an old golden mirror. I need to restore. How can i do it?
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Posted 2015-06-16T02:39:56+0000  by Ivyforever Ivyforever
Hi Ivyforever!

The first step toward restoring your mirror frame will be to remove the mirror and store flat.

Once you've eliminated the prospect of damaging the mirror, the repair becomes much easier.

At the store, you'll find numerous variations of gold metallic spray paint.

Select the one that matches your expectation for the mirror frame ... also select a plastic drop cloth.

Work over the plastic drop cloth in an open, outdoor area and place supports under the mirror frame to suspend it an inch or two above the plastic.

Spray one light coat and wait about 45-minutes before applying the next.

Three light coats will produce better results than one heavy coat.

Allow the mirror frame to dry overnight and re-assemble the next day.

Most paints contain a protective sheen.

However, if you prefer to add more protection, simply purchase and apply a spray clear coat using the same timeline and technique.
Posted 2015-06-16T17:45:51+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
Hello again IvyForever!

Projects like yours inspire other Members of The Community.

Here are several "How To" examples of renovation recovery:

Posted 2015-07-30T21:21:19+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
More recently, Varathane introduced Inspirations ... unique stain, polyurethane and metallic combined.

Click the link for the thread and demonstration video How To Create Unique Faux Finishes using Varathane Inspirations.

An exceptional way to create or restore metallic picture frames.
Posted 2015-08-18T21:08:34+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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