How to hang a mirror

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Hanging a bathroom mirror looks tricky and complicated, right? It doesn’t have to be! Here’s a simple way to do it without using glues and screws.

Tools and materials

Cleaning cloth

Isopropyl surface cleaner

Level

Masking tape

Measuring tape

Mirror

Mirror mounting strips

Packing blocks

Pencil

Safety glasses

Safety gloves

1. Prep your walls

Before hanging your mirror, make sure your wall is clean, dry and has a smooth surface. We used Isopropyl surface cleaner to make sure it was ready to go – just spray on and use a microfibre cloth to rub everything clean. After you’ve done this, give the back of your mirror a clean as well.

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2. Add your mounting strips

Once the back of your mirror is squeaky clean add your mounting strips. Each strip holds 1.6kg of weight – they might be small, but they’re mighty! Our mirror weighed 7kg, so we needed to use at least five strips. Just peel the backing off and place onto your mirror’s back. Place your strips vertically for added strength and evenly space them out, ensuring you have at least one strip in each corner. Add more to the middle if you need to.

3. Measure up

Once you’ve prepped your mirror, measure up where you’d like it to go – we used a tape measure and a level to make sure we got it nice and straight, then marked our desired spot with a pencil.

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4. Use blocks as props

Once you’ve got your mirror in position, grab some timber blocks (or packing blocks) and tape them into position – these are what will help your mirror stay up while the glue strips bind to the wall.

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5. Hang your mirror

Remove the backing strips from your adhesive stickers, grab some safety gloves and glasses (just in case it falls) and lift your mirror into position. Rest it on the blocks, lining up with the marks you’ve made. Push firmly and apply pressure evenly over each strip for at least 30 seconds so they bind properly with the wall. You’ll need to give the mounting strips 72 hours to cure, so keep your blocks in place and pop some tape over your mirror in each corner for added peace-of-mind.

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6. Mirror, mirror on the wall

And you’re done, how easy was that? In just a few steps you’ve hung your mirror with no mess and no fuss. Genius!

Looking for more bathroom inspo?

Check out Mooch Styles’ bathroom makeover and more simple how-tos from Make It Yours season one, bathroom episode.

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