Rust-Oleum® Patchwork Mirror Display
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Rust-Oleum® Patchwork Mirror Display

Create a stunning conversation piece with this patchwork mirror display made with stains from Rust-Oleum®.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Unfinished Wood Frame with Mirrored Center
  • Drop Cloth
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Rust-Oleum® Stain – Assorted Colors
  • Gloves
  • Sandpaper – Grits 120, 180 and 220
  • Tack Cloth
  • Clean Lint Free Rags
  • Rust-Oleum® Polyurethane
  • High Quality Synthetic Brush

Project Instructions

Step 1 Lay down a drop cloth in a ventilated area (such as a garage) to protect surface.

Step 2 Cover the mirror in the center of the frame with painter’s tape. Ensure that the tape touches the very edge of the wood frame.

Step 3 Sand entire surface lightly, progressing from 120 grit to 180 grit, finishing with 220 grit. Always sand in the direction of the grain.

Step 4 Remove sanding dust between steps by lightly dragging the tack cloth across the surface.

Step 5 Using a clean, lint free rag and flood the entire wood surface with stain. More is better than less.

Step 6 Let stain sit for 5 minutes, then wipe off excess stain, using a clean rag, wiping in the direction of the grain. Ensure that ALL excess stain is removed from the surface.

Step 7 Let dry for one hour.

Step 8 Apply Rust-Oleum® polyurethane with a high quality synthetic brush, applying thin coats and brushing in the direction of the grain.

Step 9 Apply a second coat after two hours. A third coat can be applied the following day if needed.

Step 10 Allow to dry 2-4 hours before hanging frame.