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Should You Try to Repair Your Damaged Bathroom Mirror?

Bathroom mirrors are constantly exposed to moisture, which will potentially damage their silver backing and cause dark spots to appear.

These black spots can’t be prevented, and are typically the result of an improperly sealed mirror. If you’ve noticed black edges or spots on your bathroom mirror, you might be wondering if there’s any way to repair it.

Bathroom Mirror Repair vs. Replacement

There are only a few ways to “fix” black edges on a bathroom mirror, and they aren’t always easy to pull off. The two most common methods are resilvering the mirror or simply hiding the black edges with a frame. But are they worth it?

Resilvering the Mirror

Resilvering your mirror is the only way to remove black edges; you have to use chemicals to strip the mirror of its backing and then follow an extensive process in order to resilver it.

On average, people spend about $182 resilvering mirrors, which is a lot of money to spend on a DIY project that may or may not turn out the way you want.

Framing the Mirror

Framing your bathroom mirror could be a good option if the black spots only appear around the edges. However, trying to build your own frame is difficult. Additionally, if your mirror has black spots in the middle, the frame won’t help.

Replacing Your Bathroom Mirror

Replacing your bathroom mirror altogether is typically easier and more cost-effective. However, before you run off to the store to find a replacement, consider ordering a custom mirror from Glass Doctor®.

We’ll ensure you are getting a high-quality mirror that will last for years to come. And we’ll work with you to make sure your custom mirror perfectly suits your style and needs.

Call Glass Doctor Today

Call us at 855-603-1919 to schedule a free, in-home consultation and learn more about our bathroom mirror repair and replacement options.

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Sources:

HomeAdvisor: http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/bathrooms/repair-or-resilver-a-mirror/

HGTV: http://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bathrooms/how-to-frame-a-plate-glass-wall-mirror