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Painting and Distressing a Tin Tile Mirror



October 18, 2008

I'm looking to create a tin tile mirror, similar to the ones I see at flea markets and craft shows. I've found a good source for tin tiles, but they are embossed and like new. I am wondering about how to paint and distress the tiles to give a more antiqued/vintage look, similar to the mirror seen here:



Any suggestions would be helpful.

Chris Camfield
hobbyist - New York, New York



October 27, 2008

Try 200 gm iron(III)chloride/1 lit water solution.You can download old book on metal colouring by Arthur Hiorns (Internet archive website WWW.archive.org)and then try other formulas for tin colouring. Hope it helps and good luck!

Goran Budija
- Cerovski vrh Croatia


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