Frameless mirrors are a great addition to any bathroom or bathroom. They can hang flush with the wall, take up less space and can be hung behind doors or in closets. Unfortunately, the frame on a mirror is usually where the hanging hardware is mounted.
This means that frameless mirrors, while useful, can be difficult to hang. However, with the right tools, a little bit of time and perhaps the help of a friend, you should have no trouble hanging your frameless mirror.
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Choose How You Want to Hang Your Frameless Mirror
Depending on how large and how heavy your mirror is, you may want to hang it with mounting clips and bolts or with adhesive tape. A good rule is that anything over 20lbs should be supported mechanically, which means by some metal or plastic structure secured to a stud in the wall.
There Are Few Ways That Mirrors are Hung
Clips and bolts are recommended, but double-sided tape can be used if your mirror is light enough.
It is important to note, however, that double-sided tape will pull paint and drywall off of your wall when it’s removed.
Find Your Hanging Spot
If you have a stud finder, use it to locate the studs within the wall. These will make it easier for you to mount the hanging clips. If you want to hang the mirror in a spot with no studs behind it, you’ll need to use the wobble bolts.
Have a friend help you to hold up the mirror in the spot where you want to hang it. If no one is helping you, prop the mirror up on books, blocks or milk crates and mark the corners with your writing utensil. Use your level to ensure that the mirror is not tilted.
Mount The Hanging Clips
Use a screw to mount one hanging clip directly to the wall in the spot where you marked the mirror’s bottom corner. Do the same thing on the opposite corner. Sometimes it will help, after you’ve mounted one clip, to insert the mirror into the clip and make sure that the opposite corner lines up with the spot you marked. If it doesn’t, you can re-mark the corner. Once both bottom clips are mounted, you can rest the mirror in them.
If a friend is present, have them hold the mirror while you mount the top two hanging clips. If not, you can carefully prop the mirror up against the wall while you drill the clips in.
You’ll most likely find that, when hanging on drywall, you’ll have to use some combination of wood screws and toggle bolts. It is recommended that you don’t rely on only toggle bolts to hang a mirror and hang at least one side of the mirror on studs. This will ensure that your mirror hangs for as long as possible and greatly reduces the risk of mirror-related accidents.
How to Hang a Mirror with Adhesive
Frameless mirrors are great. They’re easy to clean. They have a sleek look. And, they don’t take up a lot of space, so you have more room for other things.
But, a lot of people are intimidated by the idea of hanging a frameless mirror. How do you do it, anyway?
Well, we’ve outlined this guide to hanging frameless mirrors with adhesives. That way, you don’t have to get involved with screws and drills or any of that stuff.
Hanging a mirror can be tough, especially if the mirror is large or the space tight. I recommend consulting or working with a professional contractor if you do not have any experience hanging mirrors or with construction projects in general.