I want to glue a mirror to a bathroom wall using mirror mastic like this:
While the mastic is curing, what is a good way to hold the mirror in place
that preferably does not leave any holes on the wall?
It is safe to glue mirror to a painted (latex) wall, right? The paint or the
silver back of the mirror wouldn't peel off easily I hope.
This is not safe unless you are sure every one of these
can carry (for years and years) the weight of the mirror:
1. Mirror silvered rear surface
2. Adhesive (after curing, in the humid environment
of a bathroom)
3. Wall paint
4. Wall surface to which the (primer and) paint adheres.
As soon as any of these becomes incapable of supporting
the weight of the glass, you will have to clear up the mess.
But perhaps you like to bet on which will fail first?
I used a metal track that supports the bottom of the mirror almosty invisably.
The track is attached to the wall studs through the drywall. Then, the mastic
holds the mirror on the track.
Get it at a glass shop.
Trickier to use especially if the wall isn't exactly flat are those
clear plastic little single screw mirror support brackets.
Each has a single screw; use sufficiently long stainless screws, that
go through the plasterboard into the wall uprights to support the
Cheap, effective; don't over-tighten screws to avoid cracking the
mirror. Easier to remove mirror without damage tot the wall too!
"Here's the cheapest way sir. We put a suction cup on the mirror and cut
the dryall out around it. Remove mirror with drywall still intact. Remove
rest of drywall on entire wall. New wall installed, tape and mudd 3x,
prime, caulk and paint 2x. You keep mirror of course".
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