Simply tape off the frame of the mirror or glass doors with painters tape. Use a steady back and forth motion and slightly overlap each stroke with the next one.
Watch this video to see just how easy it is to distress painted furniture with aquaphor or.
How to paint around bathroom mirror. Holding the paper in place use painter s tape to attach the paper to the mirror and cover the remaining piece of glass. I started by painting the mirror with a red chalk paint. Use spray paint to cover the mirror frame very quickly.
I was able to paint behind the faucet without worrying about the paintbrush bumping into anything. Cut just outside the outline if you want to be extra safe. Hold the spray paint can approximately 10 in 25 cm away from the mirror frame and press down on the trigger to begin releasing the paint.
Textured ornate and carved mirror frames are my favorite to revamp because all it takes is a quick and light wipe with a foam paint brush and in an instant it s a completely different mirror. Use a pencil and ruler to mark out the size and outline of the mirror on the paper beforehand. I was obviously very comfortable with my prep job.
You can see some haphazard paint strokes on the green tape. Make sure that you are in a well ventilated area before you begin painting and that you follow all of the directions on the spray paint can. You do not want any tape touching the frame.
Working systematically around the frame apply a thin coat of spray paint using short light bursts. Here is a mirror that i recently revamped in just a few minutes for the studio 319 salon remodel project. Hold your chosen color of spray paint about 12 in 30 cm to 18 in 46 cm away from the mirror frame for best results.
This glass inserts on this china cabinet are held in place with wooden strips making removing the glass impossible. A very easy way to paint around windows or mirrors is to lightly wet a piece of newspaper and put it over the glass right to the edge. Cut the mirror sized outline out of the paper.
Because of this the easiest method to paint the door frames is to tape off the glass. Notice that i got some paint on the mirror but on the parts where the aquaphor covered the glass. The poly sheeting was a lifesaver around the faucet.
I didn t have to agonize over cutting in next to the mirror or the tile. Then you can paint around it without getting any on the glass. After that paint dried i used aquaphor to help create a distressed finish on the mirror frame.
Before priming and painting measure and cut a piece of newspaper or any other paper to fit over the surface of the mirror glass leave a small gap around each edge.
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