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trinni Sat 30-Jul-11 12:30:13

Hi all
I'd like to paint a wooden mirror frame for my daughter.
Please can anyone tell me whether it's possible to buy a tester pot size of silver paint for this purpose? And do I just sand the frame and paint? <clueless> Thanks

KatyMac Sat 30-Jul-11 12:32:36

Look at B&Q they have plastikote pots & sprays

Spray might be easiest

What is on the frame already?

trinni Sat 30-Jul-11 12:40:18

KatyMac - it's currently a v old fashioned glazed pine frame.

However, it's large and in good condition so I thought I could give it a new lease of life.

I've seen plasticote and if I tape it off carefully- spray would be good as you suggest.

trinni Sat 30-Jul-11 12:42:51

They recommend Brilliant Metalic Silver for a mirror frame - fantastic - question answered, thanks!

KatyMac Sat 30-Jul-11 12:43:03

If it is pine & factory finished (ie very hard varnish) you might struggle to sand it enough for it to 'key'

Try this if you can't get a good surface

trinni Sat 30-Jul-11 12:51:32

Goodness me, that looks amazingly labour saving! Thanks Katy!

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