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, these products are 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.
In the below video from YouTuber LadyGrace87, we get a comparison of two of the best mirror spray paint brands on the market: Rust-Oleum and Krylon. Take a look!
Rust-Oleum vs. Krylon Mirror Spray Paint
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 project, see how both Rust-Oleum and Krylon stack up against each other.
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.
1. Rust-Oleum Specialty Mirror Spray
One of our favorite options 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.
Whether for outdoor or indoor use, there are a ton of other home improvement and DIY projects that the Rust-Oleum mirror effect spray was specifically created for, so this one is one of our top picks. For instance, this product works great to return the reflectivity to an old or chipped mirror.
2. Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint
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 decor.
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.
Our ultimate verdict? Use the Rust-Oleum for a perfect mirror surface, and the Krylon for a more stylized look.
There are a few other products out there that create mirror-like surfaces. For example, the Wet Mirror Finish from Chemical Guys, while specifically for vehicles, helps create that glossy finish that we all love.
But, based on customer reviews, Rust-Oleum and Krylon have the two best products when it comes to mirror effect spray paints for those fun DIY projects.
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This post was originally published on November 23, 2020.