Painting Mirror Frame


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Old 01-25-04, 08:41 PM
Terrie
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Painting Mirror Frame

I'm considering painting the frame of a recently purchased mirror as think the finish may be too ornate for the location. It is a dull gold and I can't tell if it is wood or perhaps jesso. I want to tone down the gold and was thinking of using a "wash" of cream paint as I'd like a hint of the gold to come through. Do you think this would lightly cover the gold? What percent water vs. paint should I use? Should I put it on and then wipe some off lightly? Should I apply something to the original finish before trying to paint over it? Lightly sand? Thank you for any assistance you might offer.
 
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Old 02-01-04, 09:58 AM
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Sorry it took so long to post back.

You might try lightly scuffing it with fine steel wool, giving it a 'rustic or antiqued' look.

You could try brushing on a color, and gently wiping back off, leaving the high spots gold.

Or maybe try a glazing liquid to go over it like a 'colorwash'.

Your project will probably be mostly trial and error, experimenting until you get a look that you like.

Sorry I couldn't be more specicf, I generally don't do faux finishes.
 
 

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