Have I convinced you try this fun paint project yet? Are the wheels turning in your head about what in your house you can use this technique on? I know, me too! It truly is fun to try! So here we go….
How to DIY Mercury Glass
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WHAT PAINT TO USE
This is the #1 most important part!! I searched in 5 or 6 stores for Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. When I couldn’t find it, I decided a shiny chrome spray paint would do the job just fine. Isn’t the cap on the left super shiny like a mirror???????
A couple quick tips if you want to proceed with window/picture frame glass
(otherwise scroll down to the DIY Mercury Glass Method below!)
THE DIY MERCURY GLASS METHOD
Spray the back of your glass item with a light coat of the Looking Glass spray paint, then immediately mist with the water/vinegar solution.
Let dry for 15-20 minutes, then coat with spray paint again, immediately following with the water/vinegar solution. The glass in the lower left corner is turned over in this picture and is reflective even after one coat.
Allow to dry, then use the rag to clean the surface of the glass.
The water/vinegar prevents the spray paint from sticking in some areas, creating the mottling affect.
You can leave your glass like that, or use the gold and/or black craft paint over these areas.
and this is the affect of the gold and black through the mottling.
The gold is very subtle but pretty, especially when I used the cart on my deck in the sunlight.
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