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HOW TO CREATE A VINTAGE MIRROR WITH JOHNSTONE'S REVIVE

May 2018
HOW TO CREATE A VINTAGE MIRROR WITH JOHNSTONE'S REVIVE
Add a touch of luxury to your home with Johnstone’s Revive Metallic Paint, created to add a rich shimmering effect to even the dullest of surfaces. Follow these steps to create a glamourous, vintage mirror.

What you’ll need

A wooden framed Mirror
Johnstone’s Revive Metallic Paint in Gold
Johnstone’s Revive Finishing Wax in Gold
A damp cloth
Baby wipes
Sandpaper
Roller or Paint Brush
Masking tape
Dust sheets 

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Preparation

• Lay dust sheets and use masking tape to protect areas you won’t be painting
• Clean the frame of dust and grease, using a damp cloth

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Paint & Polish

• Shake your Johnstone’s Revive tin, open and stir. Avoid overloading the brush, so you can ensure a more even coat of paint
• Paint with two coats of Johnstone’s Revive Metallic Paint in Gold. Apply to the edges first, then apply to the large areas
• Ensure that your first coat is completely dry (up to 4 hours) before applying the second coat
• When the frame is fully dry, carefully distress the surfaces using sandpaper
• Alternatively, before fully dry use a baby wipe or a damp cloth to highlight where you would like the original frame to show through Wax on!
• When you’re happy with the painting, it’s time to apply the wax. Rub on the Johnstone’s Revive Clear Finishing Wax with a cloth or rag (a rag made from an old white t-shirt would be ideal). You only need a little wax, as it’s extremely easy to work with!
• Buff the clear wax over the paint, pushing into the crevices as you go. This will help seal your paint and create a more workable base if you want to add metallic wax
• For extra richness, apply a layer of our Johnstone’s Revive Gold Finishing Wax and buff
• Now you have your vintage mirror, take in your transformation!

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