I wasn't really sure what purpose the end result would serve, but I was itching to see how well this stuff really worked. I started with a garage sale find - a 6 pane window purchased for 3 smackaroos.
I decided I wanted an "imperfect" mirror finish (equivalent to mercury-ish glass) and something that appeared older rather than fresh and clear. Ever see an old mirror that has marks and smudges? Yea, that's what I did....intentionally.
Tutorials were saying to splash the glass with water droplets before spraying. So that's what I did. Then I applied several light coats of paint, making sure to work from one side all the way to the other without stopping.
Once the paint was completely dry (it didn't take long in 90 degree heat), I decided to do another step that no one else seemed to do.
I used some leftover black spray paint and painted another layer over top the silver.
Side note: My parents recently gave me a box of old blue tinted mason jars that they unearthed from their attic. Add those to the ones I just bought at the flea market and the ones I already owned, and I had quite the mini collection going. Fast forward to this project where I had no idea what to do with it when it was done and....
I decided to redo the fireplace mantel with softer colors for summer. In comes the new "mirror".
It ended up being a successful project and something I would do again if the right piece presented itself.