How to Install a Frameless Mirror with Adhesive

Installing a large frameless mirror on the wall can easily be done using adhesive. Adhesive provides a more permanent solution than brackets or clips. A large frameless mirror can be installed in the bathroom or any other room in the house. It can be stuck on tiles or a painted wall, depending on your preferences. According to the professionals at www.homediy.ca, here are the steps you can follow to get it done quickly, all summed up in a 10 quick steps.

  1. Decide where you want to hang the mirror. Ensure that the space is large enough to accommodate the mirror. Be sure about the location since once you have fixed the mirror on the wall and the glue has dried, it will be hard to move it.
  2. Clean the back surface of the mirror, so that it is free from dirt and dust. This will help it to stick firmly on the wall without anything getting in the way. Also clean the wall surface where you will fix the mirror.
  3. Use a tape measure to measure the length and the width of the mirror. Then mark the length and the width of the mirror on the wall. This will help you fix the mirror in the right place.
  4. Position a temporary wooden board where the bottom of the mirror will be. This will provide support to the mirror as the glue dries. To fix the support, use a handsaw to cut a wooden board that is as long as the width of the mirror. Position the wood, so that it lies flat against the wall. The wood should be fixed where the bottom edge of the mirror will reach. Fasten this temporary support to the wall using a power drill with a screw tip attachment. Space the screws 4 inches apart.
  5. Open the tube of mirror specific adhesive and put beads of glue all over the back of the mirror.
  6. With the help of an assistant, lift the mirror up and fix it on the wall, making sure that the mirror is properly aligned and that its bottom edge is supported by the wooden board.
  7. Push the mirror hard against the wall, so that it sticks properly.
  8. Put masking tape strips around the mirror, to help hold it firmly in place.
  9. Leave the wooden support in place for at least 24 hours, so that the glue can cure well and firmly support the weight of the mirror.
  10. Once the glue has dried, remove the wooden support and the masking tape strips.

Tips                                           

Use a mirror specific adhesive and not just any other adhesive to fix the mirror on the wall. Other adhesives will cause the back of the mirror to wear out and will result in a black mark showing through the mirror.

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