Things You'll Need
Fine grit sand paper
Primer spray paint
Mirror spray paint
Spray gun handle (optional)
Clear coat spray paint
Get creative, tape off areas of the glass before painting to add a decorative element to the glass.
Painting the opposite side of the glass a separate color and taping off areas will allow the second color to show through adding more detail, and personalization to the mirror.
Mirror spray is a type of chemical paint that converts clear glass into a reflective surface. The chemical combination creates a smooth, shiny paint that adheres to the glass. The reflection created resembles that of an actual mirror. The paint can be cleaned using glass cleaner if two coats of clear coat finish have been applied. Prevent items from scratching the mirror as this will remove the paint. If this happens, a new coat of paint will be needed.
Clean the glass using glass cleaner and coffee filters. The coffee filters will not leave any lint on the glass when you wipe the surface with them. Ensure that the surface is completely dry.
Sand the surface of the glass lightly with fine grain sand paper. Repeat step one, ensuring that the surface is free of any debris.
Attach the spray gun handle to the top of the primer paint can, so that it snaps into place. This is not necessary although will provide a comfortable way to apply the paint.
Hold the spray can 6 to 8 inches away from the glass, and squeeze the trigger on the handle to disperse the paint. Move the can back and forth across the surface of the glass so that the primer is being applied evenly. Wait approximately 1 hour for the paint to dry. Remove the spray gun handle from the primer can.
Attach the spray gun handle to the top of the mirror paint can, so that it snaps into place.
Hold the spray can 6 to 8 inches away from the glass, and squeeze the trigger on the handle to disperse the paint. Move the can back and forth across the surface of the glass so that the paint is being applied evenly. Wait approximately 1 hour for the paint to dry.
Repeat steps three and four with a clear coat finish. Apply two coats of the finish allowing each coat of paint to dry before applying the next. This will provide additional protection to the mirror spray. Allow the mirror to dry for 1 hour.
Meg Warren began writing how-to articles professionally in 2009. Born and raised in St. Louis, Miss., Warren has always been a creative person through art, writing and music. She is currently pursuing an associate degree at Patricia Stevens College for interior design.