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ANTIQUE MIRROR PATINA SOLUTION INSTRUCTIONS
AMPS Industries Inc. does NOT guarantee any patterns of distress / tarnish or levels of distress / tarnish will or will not occur using its chemical products.
The chemical processes used allow for partial control of the antiquing process but also result random & sometimes chaotic patterns and levels of distress.
Many external variables can and will influence the process. You are using this product and process at your own risk.
AMPS Industries Inc is in no way responsible for the look of mirror treated with this process. AMPS Industries Inc guarantees that AMPS Mirror stripper will remove the paint from the
back of recommended mirrors.
AMPS Industries Inc guarantees that A.M.P.S. will create distress and tarnish on the
exposed reflective surface of recommended mirrors.
STEP 1. STRIP PAINTED COATING FROM BACK OF MIRROR WITH A.M.P.S. MIRROR STRIPPER
Mirror temperature must be above 70o f to effectively / completely strip painted coating. If temps are cold, mirrors may be warmed with a thermal blanket, or heat lamp.
1-A: A.M.P.S. MIRROR STRIPPER APPLICATION
WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES, CLOTHING & EYEWARE WHILE USING AMPS MIRROR STRIPPER. USE IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA.
Place mirror on a non-abrasive surface, reflective side down / painted side up ( grey painted side ). Shake AMPS Mirror Stripper before use.
Roll oneven coat of AMPS Mirror Stripper directly onto mirrors painted surface.
After 10 minutes, check on progress of paint stripper. Re-apply small amount to un-stripped areas. Allow AMPS Mirror Stripper to remain on painted surface for until paint curdle and releases.
1-B: PAINT REMOVAL
When painted coating has curdled completely, we recommend the following removal options.
1.) Paper Removal Technique: The paint may be removed with newsprint or butcher paper.
Spray light coat of AMPS Mirror stripper onto curdled paint surface. Press paper onto the curdled paint evenly over entire surface. The paint and residual paint remover will stick to the paper. Pulling the paper away will allow even removal of paint and residual stripper.
After paint is removed, reapply to any areas that might have been missed or have not stripped.
1-C: LEVELING OFF:
Spray a light coat of AMPS Mirror Stripper onto a heavy nap paint roller. Roll AMPS Mirror Stripper / paint roller over the exposed mirrors surface side to side and up and down, 2 passes each way.
Let the stripper sit for max of 1 - 2 minutes. ( testing is recommended )
1-D RINSE OFF MIRROR:
Wash off the AMPS Mirror Stripper exposing the mirrored surface with water:
STEP 2. ANTIQUING PROCESS
2-A: WHAT IS ANTIQUE MIRROR PATINA SOLUTION
Antique Mirror Patina Solution or A.M.P.S. is a gel that when mixed with water makes a concentrated solution. This solution will tarnish and distress the exposed reflective coating on the back of mirror. Because A.M.P.S is not acid, tarnish and distress patterns appear more gradually than with acid.
2-B: ANTIQUE MIRROR PATINA SOLUTION STRENGTH
Stir or shake A.M.P.S. Gel well before each use. Stronger (more concentrated) solution will produce darker levels of tarnish and distress Weaker (less concentrated) solution will produce lighter levels of tarnish and distress.
AMPS is formulated to work in this strength for ALL Techniques.