Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Caveman Awesome
Used it to create a full length mirror. Took three cans.
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lporter134 Worked on plexiglass
I found only one can at my local store, but that was enough to try it. The can is really small. I sprayed the back of a scrap of plexiglass, turned it over and saw myself. It takes several very light coats. They dry quick. The result reminds me of old time mirrors. I wanted to use mirrors for the kitchen backsplash in my hundred year old home, but didn't want anything breakable. Trouble with this product is by the time I do all the work, it would have been cheaper to buy unbreakable mirrors. And then I would be concerned with grease splatter and scratches from cleaning.
Short version: it does what it claims. The result is not a true mirror. There is a cheaper way to go.
Plan to use the rest of the can on the inside of some glass vases.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bargainshopper Great stuff!!
Used it to repurpose an old hold chandelier and it looks amazing! Plan on using it on other projects.
May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DS NoT ImPrEsSeD! !
I did my research online and found a chrome looking spray paint product with high reviews. Mirror Effects by Rust-Oleum. Found one can of it after shopping all over town today.. Paid $9 for a small 6oz can, rushed home to try it out. Just another dissapointing shade of shiny silver. If it was truely "mirror effect" I could have seen the dissapointment in my own face. NoT ImPrEsSeD!
June 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aroyals Better for flat surfaces, but actually works
Used this for a small project, it was a bit tricky to paint the curved insides of my bottles, because the paint is super liquidy. I found I needed to spray inside my bottle and roll the bottle for a few minutes as the paint dried, otherwise it all just went to the bottom. But when it completely dried I was honestly surprised by how reflective my jars were! Makes a great addition to my craft supplies!
July 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jason31 Pretty cool paint for making a mirror from regular glass
This is a cool new product. I never really thought of making a mirror before, but it works. My piece was a round glass from a small side table. I did not quite clean it enough, but got a nice mirror finish. Since it was a little dirty I got a swirl pattern. Aside from the swirl pattern, it's a pretty quality mirror, not blurred at all. It's probably not good enough to be used as an actual mirror, but for tables and other decorations it's good enough and very creative. I used mine with a stencil to make it even more unique.
The problem with this paint, is it remains easily scratched and this ruins the mirror finish. Since you paint the back side of the glass if you can protect it, then the front is perfectly safe and can't be scratched.
Also note, if not already obvious, this paint is only for glass and doesn't work on opaque material like wood.
May 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Mirror-Like Finish
My wife and I used this paint to turn an old $5 window we got from Craigslist into a foyer mirror. Most of the work was sanding the dirty paint and cleaning the glass. Applying three coats with the can only took about 30 minutes.
The paint goes on a little runny. I've used spray paint quite often before, and I was surprised when I almost immediately ended up with runs starting out. I wiped away all the drips, and restarted a bit farther back than the recommended 12". Moving very quickly, I basically misted the window several times. The paint is very thin, and gets all over the spray tip too, so you may want to wear latex/nitrile gloves to keep your hand from looking like Michael Jackson's glove by the time you're finished.
Three light coats on a 2'x3' window emptied the can, so coverage is approximately 18 square feet with one coat. I couldn't find the coverage specs listed on the can itself, but Home Depot says up to 4 square feet. This is most likely with the recommended 5 coats, so that would be 20 square feet of one coat. I didn't quite get that amount of coverage out of it, but it was pretty close.
I'll need to go pick up another can to finish the window, since 3 coats is still translucent from the back when held up to a light source. The "mirror" effect is a little dark still, so hopefully it will improve with another 2 coats. However, I couldn't tell much difference between coats 2 and 3 myself.
I also have a few minor runs that still happened on the first coat, even though I was being very careful to keep the can moving and stick with multiple coats of very light coverage. These runs are visible if you look closely, and are a little detrimental to the whole "mirror" effect.
My advice is that if you're using this on a contoured glass surface like a vase, it's a good application. If you're working with a flat piece of glass, you're better off just buying a cheap mirror and a glass cutter and going from there.
April 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TechEditor Restored an 1874 convex reflector
In our museum, we had an 1874 Dietz #2 Platform Lamp. The reflector had long ago lost its Mercury coating. Basically what was left was a dinner plate of glass. I put 5 coats of the Mirror Finish paint on the back side and it looks and performs almost like it did over 100 yrs ago.
December 24, 2014