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Painting Mirrors

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by STI, 12 Feb 2017.

  1. STI

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    Hi, my mother has developed dementia and believes a girl is in the house, specifically the bathroom. One wall of the bathroom is a mirror. The girl is her reflection, this is a known phenomenon of dementia, However to try and remove as much stress from her life as possible and to minimise upheaval I want to paint out this mirror wall. I have heard that eggshell paint will adhere to a mirror and block it out. Is this correct. If not can anyone advise how to paint over a mirror. (Mirror is about 7x7 foot)
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    Steve
     
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    a quick thing would be to stick fablon (ie sticky back plastic) over the mirror.
    I painted some windows with black emulsion to black out a room.

    My sympathies as my mum had dementia and it was a struggle
     
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    Thanks. I thought about fablon but the size of the mirror makes the risk of wrinkles high and although my mom has lost a lot due to the dementia she still worries about colour schemes and imperfections :)
     
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    Zinsser bin is made for sticking to shiny surfaces.
     
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    Why not just take the mirror down ?
     
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    A roll of non-vinyl wallpaper and paste? Cheaper than fablon and much easier to fix without wrinkles. Probably look better as well.
     
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