[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” full_height=”yes” layout=”wide” css=”.vc_custom_1567083141945{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”HOW TO PAINT A MIRROR FRAME” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:50|text_align:center|color:%23999999|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”]

[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row layout=”wide” css=”.vc_custom_1500981843541{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”28945″ img_size=”800×400″ alignment=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”FROM THE PAINT WE USE TO THE TECHNIQUE AND COLOUR THEME, UPDATING FURNITURE AND HOME ACCESSORIES PROVIDES US WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23555555|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1567082159793{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.01) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_custom_heading text=”When it comes to mastering the mirror frame upcycle we’re all about making it as simple as possible.

Spray paint is a quick and easy solution when transforming furniture with quirky or intricate designs because you can cover those hard to reach places.

With so many colours and textures to choose from in our Universal All Surface Spray Paint range, you can give any mirror a completely new look.

It’s also super quick to do!

For most frames, you can also opt for furniture paint.

For the mirror above we used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Hessian.

Up for the challenge? Follow our how to guide… and once you’ve mastered that, make sure you come back for more ideas!” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”]

[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”WHAT YOU WILL NEED” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:35|text_align:center|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”A Mirror Frame of your choice (Metal or Wood)” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Sandpaper” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Painter’s Tape (Masking Tape)” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint or Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax (if using Chalky Finish Furniture Paint)” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”A Cloth” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”custom” accent_color=”#999999″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1567082138779{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_custom_heading text=”STEP 1.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Move your chosen piece to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or a dust sheet.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”STEP 2.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”As with any painting ensure the surfaces to be painted are clean, dry and free from loose paint, grease and contaminants.

Top Tip – Previously painted surfaces should be abraded to provide a paint-friendly surface.

Inspect the paintwork – if it is flaking or cracked, use a wire brush before sanding.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”STEP 3.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Wipe down the surface with a damp cloth to remove any loose dust and dry off fully before priming.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”STEP 4.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Mask off any areas of the object not to be painted to make sure you get a clean, tidy edge.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”STEP 5.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Spray Paint: If you are using Universal Spray Paint, give it a good shake to ensure it is thoroughly mixed.

Using your selected colour, hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the mirror frame and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke.

Wait one hour until the first coat is dry before applying another coat to deepen and even the shade.

Chalky Finish Furniture Paint: Apply two thin coats of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint using a back and forth motion, slightly overlapping the strokes to avoid joining lines.

Remember to leave four hours between coats to ensure a smooth finish.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”STEP 6.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”If you’ve opted for Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint, seal the paintwork with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in clear (or dark depending on your desired look).

To do this all you need is either a clean cloth or a small brush.

Apply a small amount of the wax and apply in a circular motion for a long-lasting protective sheen.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_custom_heading text=”STEP 7. – BONUS TIP.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”If you make a mistake or have dripping or bubbling, don’t panic; you can correct just about any error with sandpaper.

Simply wait until the paint is dry (allow around 60 minutes) and sand these back, then reapply the top coat.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23777777|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”custom” accent_color=”#999999″][vc_empty_space height=”32″][vc_custom_heading text=”Learn how to spray paint and check out some ‘how to’ featured articles.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40|text_align:left|color:%23999999|line_height:2″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1567002029674{padding-left: 15px !important;}”][vc_empty_space height=”32″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_cta h2=”” txt_align=”center” shape=”square” style=”flat” color=”white” add_button=”top” btn_title=”Spray Painting Ideas” btn_style=”custom” btn_custom_background=”#3ac1c1″ btn_custom_text=”#ffffff” btn_shape=”square” btn_size=”lg” btn_align=”center” btn_button_block=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sprayster.com%2Fspray-painting-ideas|||”]Get some spray painting inspiration.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_cta h2=”” txt_align=”center” shape=”square” style=”flat” color=”white” add_button=”top” btn_title=”Spray Painting Guide” btn_style=”custom” btn_custom_background=”#3ac1c1″ btn_custom_text=”#ffffff” btn_shape=”square” btn_size=”lg” btn_align=”center” btn_button_block=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sprayster.com%2Fspray-painting-guide|||”]Helpful, easy guidance to get you spray painting quickly.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_cta h2=”” txt_align=”center” shape=”square” style=”flat” color=”white” add_button=”top” btn_title=”Spray Painting Video” btn_style=”custom” btn_custom_background=”#3ac1c1″ btn_custom_text=”#ffffff” btn_shape=”square” btn_size=”lg” btn_align=”center” btn_button_block=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sprayster.com%2Fspray-paint-video|||”]Watch a quick video illustrating the basics of spray painting.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_cta h2=”” txt_align=”center” shape=”square” style=”flat” color=”white” add_button=”top” btn_title=”Spray Paint Terminology” btn_style=”custom” btn_custom_background=”#3ac1c1″ btn_custom_text=”#ffffff” btn_shape=”square” btn_size=”lg” btn_align=”center” btn_button_block=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sprayster.com%2Fspray-paint-terminology|||”]Brush up on any term you need to know for everything spray paint.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]