Painting Plastic Mirror Frame
July 27, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hey, y'all.
I'm new to houzz, but I've heard great things about y'alls ability to foresee potential in different items. I just bought this mirror from a local flea market. The frame is a hard plastic in a old-looking fake brass color. I'm wanting to repaint it, but I'm not quite sure what color/how to accomplish painting plastic. The mirror is quite big, probably 3'x2'.
I'd greatly appreciate y'alls help in giving me ideas on colors or ideas!
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Depending on where you are putting it. Like in a bedroom. Use a bright accent color. Hot Pink, Aqua, lime green. There are spray paints for plastic. Even a glossy black would be nice.
July 27, 2013 at 5:16PM        Thanked by kattheerinnee
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Margaret B
Lowes hardware sells plastic primer in an aerosol can. I have used the plastic primer with great success.
July 27, 2013 at 5:18PM        Thanked by kattheerinnee
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Here is one in white. There are others in Red and bright yellow.

July 27, 2013 at 5:49PM      Thanked by kattheerinnee
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July 27, 2013 at 5:50PM      Thanked by kattheerinnee
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"That was easy" ;)
July 27, 2013 at 5:54PM   
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Margaret B
You can use the plastic primer and then apply chalk paint.
July 27, 2013 at 5:55PM     
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Wyland Interior Design Center
You can also use DecoArt Gloss acrylic paints, comes in many colors or you can mix them together for a custom color. Think about doing a glaze over the gold, like black. Paint it on and then wipe off what you don't want. Here are a few examples:

1). Gold lamp with black glaze.
2) Craving painted black base color with gold glaze over top.
3). Clock has a gold base with green glaze then black glaze on top.
4). Frame on mirror is a gold base with black glaze over top.
July 27, 2013 at 6:27PM   
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