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How to restore an old mirror?

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Asked by Mary Flynne | Question date:  Aug 7, 2022 | Member since:  Aug 7, 2022

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Hello, I have an old mirror that I would like to completely restore. I would like to remove all the paint and get it back to the base wood, then take some time to paint it back so it looks amazing.

I think I can remove the frame from the mirror, but before I do that I wanted to know if anyone thought paint stripper could take the mirror effect or layer off the glass.

I hope this makes sense? The mirror part is already pretty patchy and worn away. I would really like to restore the actually mirror part back too. I am not sure how to fill in the parts were the mirror reflective stuff has worn off.

If I had to keep it as it is, it might not be terrible, it definitely looks kind of antique-y. But I just don't want it to get any worse. So I'm guessing paint stripper is probably strong enough to remove the actual mirror effect also, if I got it on it. So I should probably take the frame off and do both pieces separately.

Hopefully this all makes sense. Anyone done anything like this before?

Thanks in advance
Restoration mirror paint stripper antique
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Asked by Mary Flynne
Question date:  Aug 7, 2022
Member since:  Aug 7, 2022
Jan Baker(624 days ago)
That is a beautiful mirror, will look amazing, when it is restored. Please post more images when you get it finished and hung up.