How to Antique a Mirror

Add vintage appeal to a modern mirror by distressing it with products found at the home improvement store.

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Apply Paint Stripper

Spray a thick layer of aerosol paint stripper onto the back of the mirror. Following manufacturers' directions, leave the stripper on long enough to loosen the layer of paint which protects the silvered finish.

Remove Paint

Remove the loosened paint with a plastic putty knife, being careful not to damage the mirror itself.

Clean Surface

Gently wipe the surface with a damp cotton rag; follow up with a dry cotton rag to ensure the surface is completely dry.

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