Does this ornament look mirror shiny, like the cap, to you?
No. Of course not. Because “someone” got an idea to make a shiny mirrored stenciled ornament. But “someone” didn’t read the directions on the Krylon Looking Glass spray paint can …
After the ornament didn’t look like a mirror, someone finally looked at the can.
“With Looking Glass Mirror-like paint you must paint the reverse of the side that will be showing.”
“Paint sprays dull but reverse side has mirror-like effect.”
Oh. It even says right under the picture on the front that you must:
“Spray on reverse side of glass for a reflective finish.”
Someone — okay, ME! — had even filled a cute little sprayer with water to make a mottled mirror finish, like old mercury glass.
It’s hard to find good help nowadays, huh!
So. Now that I read the directions, it’s obvious why there’s no mercury glass happenin’ around here:
- The paint was sprayed so you don’t see the “front” of the paint.
- It was not sprayed on a glass object.
And now we know how NOT to use Krylon Looking Glass paint. And keep this in mind when dreaming up ideas about what to do with this paint!
An alternative if you want a shiny look on a non-transparent object is to use silver foil or silver leaf. I might be doing that to these ornaments because I’m really stuck on the original shiny silver idea.
Where to find KRYLON LOOKING GLASS PAINT
If you want to use Krylon Looking Glass paint, sometimes it can be hard to find. I was able to find it locally only at Hobby Lobby a few years ago, but now I’ve found it at Walmart and ACE Hardware stores.
A PROJECT PAINTED THE RIGHT WAY
As evidence that I do know how to use this paint the correct way, see my tutorial showing a DIY antique mirror tray made with Krylon Looking Glass paint:
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