We are often approached by customers asking how to paint a mirror frame. After all, one of the best ways to decorate your bathroom is by framing your existing mirrors!  That is why we provide so many mirror frame kits.

We offer a special lineup of frames designed to be painted, but if you find a style that you like but the color doesn’t work for you, it might be possible to paint it. Follow this guide to help you change the color of a frame to one that suits you!

There are endless choices of spray paint colors to choose from, ranging from: standard colors, metallics, hammered finishes, etc.. Another variable is a different finish, such as flat, satin, semi-gloss or gloss.  Your nearest home improvement store should have a wide selection of choices in a multitude of colors and finishes.

We have many decorative, modern or traditional frame patterns to choose from, just use your imagination and a creative color palette. 

How to Paint a Mirror Frame – 3 Steps!

  1. Use spray paint, not a brush application.  Why?  We have tested and found that using spray paint, applied correctly, can give you a cleaner look on frames instead of painting with a brush.  Spraying multi-layered thin coats of paint will create fewer runs and yet allow the ornamentation to show without filling in the intricate details.  Follow directions on the paint can and don’t try to cover in one coat, again, you get clearer details with multiple thin coats.  Two cans are more than enough to paint an entire frame.
How to paint a mirror frame antique silver
  1. Once you pick a color, test it on the back of your frame, let it dry and then check it against your mirror for color correctness before you paint the entire frame.  Make sure the color is exactly what you were looking for.
How to paint a mirror frame
  1. Before you start painting the face of the frame, put a section of the frame up to a mirror and you will see the inside edge of the frame reflected in the mirror, so you will want to paint the back inside edge of your frame (at least 3/4″ of an inch) and the corner ends as well as the face.
Image showing miter holes on mirror frame edge.

With our paint-able frames, you can get a designer quality frame in the color you desire.  The best part?  It will add value to your home!  We know you will be delighted with the new look and decoration of your bathroom.

Once you have painted your frame and have given it time to dry, check out our assembly and installation guide to make hanging your frame easy!