How to install a bathroom mirror

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How to install a bathroom mirror

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Project Overview

We’ll teach you how to mount a mirror on your bathroom wall. You’ll learn how to position it to tie in with the rest of the room and what materials to use to make sure it stays there.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Prepare the back of the bathroom mirror
2 Mark out the position for the bathroom mirror on the wall.
3 Install the bathroom mirror on the wall
  • Step 1. Prepare the back of the bathroom mirror

    Before you begin, remove any dirt and grime from the wall with some cleaning fluid and a soft cloth. Then stick some strips of double-sided tape on the back of the mirror. Add a few beads of silicone between the tape for added strength.
  • Step 2. Mark out the position for the bathroom mirror on the wall.

    Most people like to position the mirror above the vanity. Once you’ve chosen your position, use your pencil and level to mark out where you want the side and bottom edges of the mirror to be. In this case, we’ve lined up the outside edge of the mirror with the side of our vanity unit. We then set the mirror height so that it sits squarely in the middle of the tiles.

  • Step 3. Install the bathroom mirror on the wall

    Stack some packing blocks up, level with the bottom edge you marked on the wall. To give the blocks some stability, you can stick them to the wall with masking tape. Then remove the backing from the double-sided tape on the mirror. Rest the base of the mirror on the packing blocks and pivot it into position on the wall. Push gently against the glass, starting in the centre and working out towards the edges. This will spread the silicone and improve the bond. Finish by sticking some tape in the corners, and give the silicone 24 hours to set properly.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Caulking gun
  • Gloves
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Spirit level

Materials

  • Cleaning products
  • Double sided mirror mounting tape
  • Masking tape
  • Packing blocks
  • Silicone

Health & Safety

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