Clean Black Spots on Antique Mirrors

Nov 15th

Alright, in your antique home you also should pay attention on having very good antique mirrors, they will be very good and beautiful to antique your rooms. Over time, the antique mirrors may show signs of deterioration and black spots develop age. The most effective way to correct this is to return to “re-platearlos”, which can be quite costly. Before you begin, you must determine if you can reach the back of the mirror without damaging the frame or mirror itself. Examined carefully looking the mirror screws, slats or other component that may be part uniting the glass. If you can not figure out how to separate under the frame, do not continue with this process. Otherwise, use a screwdriver or tool that seems most appropriate to remove the back of the frame and expose the back side of the mirror.

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Identifies the black spots to look through the antique mirrors glass. You may need to raise the mirror and hold it against a light source to see them all.

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Cut small pieces of aluminum foil and use clear tape to stick them on the black spots. Make sure that the shiny side of the foil is against the back of the antique mirrors and aluminum parts remain as flat and smooth as possible. When you’ve covered all the black spots, reposition the frame or support using the needed tools.