How to Re-Paint a Mirror Frame

What You'll Need
Paint stripper
Soft Cloth
Sandpaper (various grits)
Masking Tape
Rubber Gloves
Old clothes andrags

If you are planning to change the interiors of your house, or if your mirror frame has become discolored over time, it might become necessary to repaint the frame. This easy project will prove to be much less cheaper than purchasing a new frame. Follow the steps below to repaint any mirror frame.

Step 1 – Prepare

If possible, the mirror from the frame so that you will not get paint on it. To determine whether or not you can do this, inspect the back of the mirror. You may need to use a screwdriver to dislodge it from the frame. 

If the mirror can not be taken out, use newspaper to cover it. Use masking tape to ensure that the newspaper properly sticks to the mirror.

Step 2 – Remove Old Paint

Before undergoing this step, put on a pair of rubber gloves and old clothes to protect yourself from messy and toxic substances. 

Pour out some of the paint stripper on a soft cloth, and apply this all over the frame. Wait for the paint to start peeling off. To ensure that the paint has come off thoroughly, dole out the spirit onto a cloth and remove all the remaining residues of the paint with it.

Step 3 – Sand the Frame

Once all of the old paint has been removed, sand the frame. Rub the 300 to 400 grit sandpaper all over the frame for a few minutes until the surface material becomes extremely smooth.

Step 4 - Repaint the Frame

Place the frame on a flat surface and cover it up with newspapers. Using the paintbrush to apply your chosen paint all over the frame. Let the first layer dry, and then paint another 2 to 3 layers.

Let the paint completely dry off before hanging it back to its original position. By this point, your frame should look completely brand-new, and ready to be hung back up on the wall.