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  1. Mar 22, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Yesterday I found myself having a requirement to cover mirrored closet doors, due to my FIL advance stage of alzheimers. The other option was to remove the doors and replace with wooden doors. As per doctors orders, we had less than 1 days notice that we had to do something to the mirrors. I volunteered to take the challenge.

    I originally thought maybe some type of paper like contact or wall paper would be best. But when I spoke to a guy over at Menard's in the wall covering department, he recommended paint. I had my doubt's... but the water based KILZ adhesion primer he recommended, tinted gray worked wonderfully and didn't stink to where my MIL had to leave the house until it dried and the fumes cleared.

    I thought I would pass this along if you ever find yourself needing to paint over glossy surfaces like glass or plastics.

    https://www.kilz.com/primer/kilz-adhesion

    My FIL is coming home today and we all feel better that the house was walked trough by a ALZ doctor specialist and required changes were made to make it a safer environment for him.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Interesting... I never knew you could paint a mirror.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2019
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Me either until yesterday. The paint works extremely well on glass
     
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    wyoDreamer

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    KILZ is a wonderful product. We use it as a primer to seal mold/water stained drywall. (after bleaching the mold to kill it). We also used it to cover a very dark wall color in one of our houses when we moved in.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    I use Kilz often. How is your MIL? IIRC, she was hardest hit by the flu?
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Both MIL & FIL were hospitalized with the flu - it hit them both real hard.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    How are they now??????
     
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    Marianne

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    I like Kilz. Zinnser is another that we've used.
    Interesting about the mirror and Alzheimers. I hope your family is well now.
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    At the lock down dementia where I work, some of the doors are covered with the same wall paper or paint that covers the walls. An other option they use is to install plastic lattice over the full glass doors that lead to the outdoor areas.

    For someone who is quite affected with dementia, simply placing a ribbon or strip of cloth across a doorway at chest height is enough to deter them from entering a room you don't want them to go into.
     
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