Repairing a Mirror?

Is There a paint or something to resilver a mirror? I have an OLD beautiful frame but the miror needs help.

Anne from Lewiston Maine

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By Jilll from Iowa. (Guest Post)
April 7, 20060 found this helpful

I know that a lot of "furniture refinishing shops" can resilver mirrors. If it is not important to you to keep the original mirror, you can have a new one cut for you at most glass shops for pretty cheap.

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April 7, 20060 found this helpful

Call a glass shop. They can be resilvered, but I don't know if it is a do-it-yourself kind of job.

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April 7, 20060 found this helpful

Before you get that done, you may wish to find out if what you have is an antique. Something that is worth money in the current condition could be "ruined" if redone. Or just leave it splotchy because you like it that way. Or ask that glass shop if they can put in a new mirror. Good Luck!

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April 8, 20060 found this helpful

While you are deciding whether or not to have it professionally restored, you can try a make-shift fix using aluminum foil. Simply lay the foil across the back of the mirror, shiney side facing the glass, or cut into small pieces to cover the bad spots. You may even find that, if you are using the mirror strictly for decorative purposes, you may not have to have it restored at all.

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August 8, 2011

How can I cover the edge of an arched bathroom mirror that has been damaged by condensation?

By Linda



August 10, 20110 found this helpful

I don't know the answer to that I had a bath mirror that was ruined on the bottom by water when I moved into this house years ago. It was about an inch high and ran across the bottom. It was a very large and wide mirror and costly to replace. I called a glass company and asked if they could cut down a mirror. I did have to take it in and pick up but it was worth the effort it very inexpensive and they did a perfect job of cutting it. It still hangs in the bathroom and it is an inch shorter but no one can tell it was cut down.

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