Hi everyone! It’s Erin from Erin Rochon Design! Using a mirror in your home is a great solution to reflect more light in a dark space. It can give a small space the illusion of being bigger, and can create a beautiful focal point. That is why I was so excited when I found this wooden mirror at my local thrift shop. It was very tired looking and outdated but I knew that it could be easily transformed into more of a modern, industrial feel with some paint.

How to Easily Paint a Mirror

Do you find painting a mirror a little daunting? You may feel that painting a mirror may be too much work with having to carefully place painter’s tape between the frame and the mirror, trying to avoid getting paint on your mirror. I will show you how you can easily paint a mirror without the hassle of using tape or worrying about getting paint on the mirror. Here is what you need and how you can paint your mirror for your next DIY project.

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

Always start your project off on the right foot and make sure to prep first. I used White Lightning to remove dirt and residue, gave the wood a quick scuff sand with a sanding pad and wiped off residue with a damp rag.

Step 2:

I used Silk All-In-One Mineral paint since it goes on smooth and does not require a topcoat. Using a smaller round 1″ brush offers more control while cutting in tight areas. I gave the paint a good shake and began applying paint to the mirror.

How to Easily Paint a Mirror

Step 3:

To help avoid getting paint on the mirror, use a piece of paper and slide it between the mirror and frame.

How to Easily Paint a Mirror

To read the rest of this helpful tutorial, head on over to Erin Rochon Design here!

How to Easily Paint a Mirror


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Erin Rochon Design

Erin Rochon is an Interior decorator and is passionate about upcycling. She has been featured several times on CTV Ottawa Morning Live and Daytime Ottawa teaching viewers about upcycling, furniture refinishing and DIY's.

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