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Black Spots On Mirror

I need some advice please on how to remove black spots on my bathroom mirror. I am unable to remove the mirror from the wall.
Please help,

Thanks in advance,

Andrea from London


Black Spots On Mirror

If the black spots are on the "far side" of the mirror, not on the surface, the silvering is likely damaged and there's not much you can do about that aside from taking it down and getting it redone.

Use stickers on the "good side" to cover up the black spots.


By beanygurl

Black Spots On Mirror

Sounds like the back of the mirror got wet or cleaner behind it which will in time remove the coating on the back of a mirror. If it's along the edges, you could put some kind of boarder or frame around it. I have an old round mirror that was all black around the edges and I used the glue gun and some silk flowers to cover it up. Or you can purchase etching cream from your local craft store ($9.00 for 8oz bottle) along with contact paper (roll of shelf liner) and Exacto Knife and make a design on the mirror to disguise any blemishes. I have made decorative mirrors using the etching cream which have come out beautiful. Apply the cream liberally with paint brush and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Directions are on bottle. (01/24/2005)


By gws67

Black Spots On Mirror

The silver and copper layers are oxidized, you may buy new mirror with backboard in the future, then you can remove it easily when you meet this situation again. (01/07/2008)

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March 2, 20160 found this helpful

Most black spots is caused by oxidation of the underneath coatings caypused by spraying glass cleaner on the mirror.

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June 8, 20160 found this helpful

I have an antique mirror and just want to touch up tiny spots. Could this paint be used to just touch up the reverse scratched side of a mirror?

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