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Old 08-16-2012, 05:57 AM  
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Default 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.

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:00 PM  
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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).


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Plate mirrors are out of date.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/fram...mirror-65.html

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

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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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