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TramondKrick 08-16-2012 05:57 AM

Installing a vanity mirror in my bathroom?
 
Hi all,

I am remodeling my bathroom and installing a new vanity mirror above my sink. I have been told that i can "glue" it to the wall over the textured paint. I am not to sure about this and could use some advice on mounting the mirror properly and so that it doesn't show any hooks or hangers.

Thanks in advance,
Tramond

kok328 08-16-2012 04:00 PM

Use a mastic designed especially for mirrors.
It has the rated holding power and will not remove the silver backing that makes a piece of glass a mirror.
Look for Mirror Mastic at any big box store.
Apply it in dabs about 3/8" of inch thick, press the mirror evenly into place and walk away (scary I know but, it works).

CallMeVilla 08-17-2012 11:02 AM

Plate mirrors are out of date. The modern style is picture framed mirrors that hang on the wall. Mirror mastic is the preferred adhesive IF you install a plate mirror but why do it? With a framed mirror, you can change out the look much more easily for redecorating -- plus it looks so much more upgraded.

http://www.mirrormate.com/pages/framed-bathroom-mirror-65.html

I would urge you to think twice about this . . . ;)

jmc0319 08-24-2012 06:49 PM

I have to agree with Villa on this. I purchased a house that had large mirrors above the bathroom vanities. I bought frames from Mirror Mate. They were extremely easy to install. Plenty of styles to choose from and they look great.


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