After that paint dried, i used aquaphor to help create a distressed finish on the mirror frame. Begin priming the mirror with one of your paint brushes, following along with the lines of the mirror.
Using a paint color you're comfortable with, apply.
How to paint a mirror frame to look distressed. You can always add more distressing, but if you go overboard, you have to repaint to start over. If you used just white paint or one color, use the steel wool and sandpaper to rough up. Either spray paint the frame or use rub and buff to dull the color.
Home to stuart semple's colour creations, black 3.0, the pinkest pink, & diamond dust. Paint the frames with chalk paint This will accentuate the interesting lines and curves.
It involves this block and coffee bean by dixie belle: Pushing it into the curves and grooves. Try to keep your brush strokes consistently straight because it.
How to cheat a distressed look. Here is a mirror that i recently revamped in just a few minutes for the studio 319 salon remodel project. To do this rip off a small piece of 100 grit sandpaper.
Use the sandpaper along the edges and the decorated areas. Before you even start your diy distressed mirror project… begin by disassembling the picture frame you plan to upcycle into a mirror. Then, clean the whole frame with a wet cloth.
Remove the glass inset and then spray paint the frame matte black. How to paint a mirror frame antique white well purposed woman easy painted and distressed frames you how to create a distressed french vintage look with chalky finish paint. The secret on how to paint a mirror frame antique white finish is distressing your mirror frame.
Dee on jan 07, 2017. The tip of your brush should barely have paint on it. Use a 220 or 320 grit sandpaper and lightly sand the edges where you want the distress.
Wait for the first coat to dry (mine took about 30 minutes to feel dry to the touch), then apply a second light coat of paint. The world's most mirroriest mirror paint. To attach the mirrors to the frame, apply a very tiny amount of gorilla glue to the back corners.
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. The world's most mirroriest mirror paint. Try apply the glue to a location that is heavily distressed.
You can choose to leave the frame looking rough or you can make it appear newer if you desire. It was pretty convenient that there was already a layer of blue paint on there. Although there are various ways to distress paint to give it a timeworn finish, this wet sanding method gives a bit more control over how much paint is removed.
In this video i have show the corre. I also turned it over and painted the back all around the inside edge of the frame so the mirror would reflect white instead of the original brown. Here’s how you can do that.
Suellen hintz on jan 07, 2017. A distressed or aged looking wood finish is particularly difficult because there is a huge chance for it to be over done. Watch this video to see just how easy it is to distress painted furniture with aquaphor or vaseline!
Home to stuart semple's colour creations, black 3.0, the pinkest pink, & diamond dust. Most glues will eat through the finish of this paint. You’ll want to let the mirror frame sit overnight to fully dry.
Distressing a light colored frame * if your frame is light in color to begin with, you’ll want to add a dry coat of brown or black to give your distressed frame some age using a dry brush technique. If you applied wax, use steel wool over these areas to uncover the base color. If you would like, you can paint a clear top coat, with whatever sheen you are going for.
Although the section i distressed in the video isn’t very dramatic, you can definitely use aquaphor or vaseline to make the distressed areas more prominent, like on other parts of this mirror. Using newspaper or mailing paper and tape, cover the mirror. Let mirror dry overnight before sanding through.
Gilding or spraying the frames. Use the technique above to paint your frame the color of your choice and let it dry completely. How to paint a plastic vintage mirror frame.
Try to smooth out any imperfections too. I love the look of gold peaking through a vintage color, so i gave all of the frames (except for the big one) a couple of thin coats of gold spray paint, so that when i sanded some of the chalk paint away, the gold would show through. Cover your work surface and the inside of the picture frame with newspapers or magazine pages.
You can see the streaks here (in it’s final state). To distress the right amount i would start off by lightly distressing your mirror frame. Start by applying a very light coat of paint to the picture frame.
If this is your first time using iod stamps, you’ll. Using the dampened floor scrubber pad (similar to these ~ you must use the white color to prevent color bleeding) and working in one small section at a time, i rubbed gently in circles in the areas where i wanted to remove some of the white paint. You can use chalk paint, milk paint or latex paint.
Once your piece is fully dry, you can use sandpaper and steel wool to distress the paint.