DIY Mirror Frame Makeover

Add instant glamour and interest to a plain old mirror by spray painting the frame. You could choose a striking colour or a beautiful metallic – whatever you select you’ll have a beautiful object looking back at you.


• Rust-Oleum Universal Satin White spray paint
• Newspaper/dust sheets
• Painter’s tape
• Craft paper or cardboard


1. Move the mirror to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or dust sheet. Protect the surrounding area with additional dust sheets or newspaper.

2. Protect the mirror. If it doesn’t detach easily from the frame, cut out a piece of craft paper or cardboard to cover the glass and secure with strips of painter’s tape. Make sure the tape strips are flush with the frame’s border (or squeeze them under the frame if you can). This will spare you from having to scrape paint traces off the glass with a razor blade.

3. Ensure the mirror frame is free from loose paint, rust, wax, oil and grease. Previously painted surfaces should be sanded.

4. Hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results whilst spraying keep the can the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart.

Available from independent hardware stores nationally. For further stockists and product enquiries visit or call 1300 784 476

Rust-Oleum® Universal $12 RRP
• All-surface spray paint
• Paint and undercoat in one
• 360 degree any angle trigger
• Easy to clean with water
• Suitable for interior and exterior (no water immersion)
• Available in gloss, matte, metallic and hammered finishes

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Posted by Lindsey18Report
Not that hard to spray paint a mirror