Unlike other mirrors in a house, a bathroom mirror is usually frameless. Frameless mirrors are more difficult to mount on the wall as they do not come with hooks for other hanging apparatus. Also, the larger the mirror the more difficult it is to hang. Therefore, if you want to glue a mirror to your bathroom and make sure it is level and that you do not create a mess, here are 5 steps you can follow:
Things you'll need:
- Piece of wood
- Strong adhesive tape
- Measuring tape
- Mirror adhesive
- Caulk gun
- Masking tape
Step 1 – Be Sure of the Location You Choose
Before you apply glue to your mirror be sure the mirror will fit and that its location is where you'll want it to be for some time. Once the glue has dried and hardened, moving the mirror to another location will likely strip off not only the wall's paint but also the drywall's paper surface.
Step 2 – Mark the Mirror's Location on the Wall
Place a board against the wall just below the spot where you plan to glue your mirror. If possible, the board should be long enough that its top edge will support the mirror when it's in position on the wall. To hold the board into place, place two or three strips of masking tape across the board with the tape ends stuck to the wall. Place the lower edge of the mirror on the board at a location you've chosen for the mirror. Have someone hold the mirror in place while you check it with a level to be sure the mirror will be level and plumb when it is glued to its place on the wall
Step 3 – Apply Glue to the Mirror
To keep glue from oozing out from the back of the mirror and making a mess on the wall when it is pressed against the wall, apply the glue on the mirror back at least an inch in from the mirror's outer edge. Run a bead of glue all the way around the mirror, along with two or three beads in its middle. This should be enough glue to hold the mirror to the wall when the glue has hardened.
Step 4 – Fix the Mirror to the Wall
Being careful to keep the mirror with it's applied glue from touching the wall, hold the mirror in place just over the pencil lines you made on the wall. When the mirror is in place with the penciled lines inside the edges of the mirror and the bottom mirror edge low enough that it will rest on the board, press the mirror against the wall with its bottom edge resting on the top edge of the board.
Step 5 – Wait for the Glue to Dry
Use masking tape strips to hold the mirror in place while it dries. After 24 hours, the glue should be set, and you can remove the board and the masking tape strips.