How to Make Glass Into a Mirror With Paint

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Things You'll Need

  • Glass

  • Fine sandpaper

  • Tack cloth

  • Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like paint or silver spray paint

While making a mirror requires a precise silvering process, you can make glass look like a mirror with spray paint you can find at craft stores. Spray paint can create a glossy, reflective surface that gives the effect of a mirror. Use this technique for easy, inexpensive craft projects at home.


Step 1

Lightly sand the glass opposite of the side you want to reflect. Clean the sanded surface with tack cloth.

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Step 2

Hold the spray can about 6 inches from the sanded surface and spray the surface evenly with paint.

Step 3

Let dry thoroughly before moving or handling. The glass opposite of the side you painted will reflect like a mirror.


Test spray paint on a piece of glass before using it on final project to make sure you get the desired effect.

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