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Painting a Mirror Frame
I have got a gold mirror frame, it looks a bit like distressed shiny gold leaf. I want to paint it a shiny distressed silver ... any ideas ? Do I undercoat with white or paint over the gold, and do I use a pot of silver paint or spray it ? I don't want a 'dull' effect. What paint should I use ? thanks everyone.
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To get the distressed look, you can apply several layers of different colours then sand through. However, silver distressed effect might be better achieved using a 'crackle' effect - where the background underneath paint shows through cracks in the silver. Have a look at this for some tips: