Mirror paints are exactly what they sound like: a can of spray paint that gives any flat surface a mirror effect. As you can imagine, it’s perfect for a million different DIY projects. For instance, with a clear sheet of glass and a can of mirror paint, you can create the perfect mirror finish, or create a stylized look with your next craft by creating a mercury glass effect with mirror paint.
Can You Paint a Mirror?
The answer is yes, but with a few caveats depending on the project. Mirror paint is a great tool, but it can be difficult to find a good product if you don’t already know what you’re looking for. Before you dive into your next DIY, here are two outstanding mirror paint options to consider. So grab your painter’s tape, glass cleaner, and skip the stencils (unless you really want them), because mirror-effect-spray is here for your own DIY reflective mirror.
Our favorite option for mirror paint is Rust-Oleum’s specialty mirror spray. While you can achieve a mirror effect with other spray paint, Rust-Oleum is the only paint specially formulated to create a perfect mirror finish. If you are looking to turn a piece of glass or glass surface into a mirror as a DIY project, this is probably the product for you.
A glass table top can easily become a mirrored coffee table with Rust-Oleum Specialty Mirror Spray paint. Simply spray the reverse side or back side of any clear glass with a thin coat of the spray paint. It dries quickly so see if you need another coat after about ten minutes.
There are a ton of other home improvement and DIY projects that Rust-Oleum mirror spray paint was specifically created for, so this one is our top pick. For instance, this product works great to return the reflective quality to an old or chipped mirror.
This glass-paint works great if you are going for certain mirror paint effects. For instance, Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint would work great for a mercury glass candle holder DIY project. It also works great on glass vases, picture frames and other glass decore.
If you’re looking to create a more antique mirror look, this paint can also give the effect you are looking for. Follow the same steps by applying two or three light coats of the glass paint to the reverse side of a glass surface to create a mirror-like finish.
There aren’t a ton of mirror effect products out there right now, but between these two, you can get any mirror paint job done that you could think of. Our verdict? Use the Rust-Oleum for a perfect mirror surface and the Krylon for a more stylized look.