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Mirror Glue Application Instructions

How To: Install a mirror with Mirror Glue

  1. If the wall is painted where you will be installing your mirror you will want to scuff the paint where the mirror will be glued.
  2. Next, to improve adhesion performance make certain that all surfaces are clean and free of dirt, dust, grease, oil, frost, curing compounds and other contaminants.
  3. Now you are almost ready to apply your mirror to the wall. If you have a small mirror that you can handle by yourself, move on to the next step - if you have a very large mirror that is heavy and requires help - read this step. When applying a large mirror, you want to build a temporary mount on your wall if you are not installing on a backsplash or something else that provides bottom support. Take a 2" x 4" piece of wood that is no shorter than 18" and screw it into the wall right below the line for the bottom of your mirror. Be sure to screw both ends of the 2" x 4" into the studs of the wall, as the mirror weight will rip it right out of the drywall and shatter your mirror. This will allow you to rest your mirror on the 2" x 4" when positioning it into place.
  4. Now that your mirror is ready to be glued onto the wall,place your mirror on the wall where you would like to have it installed when complete. Take your mirror clips, J-Bar or L-Bar and attach to the wall with screws to hold your mirror in place.
  5. Now take a pencil and outline the mirror on the wall.
  6. Now remove the mirror from the wall.
  7. Apply the mirror glue to the wall in a vertical fashion within the outline that you drew of the mirror on the wall. Try to stay within 2 inches inside of your outline so the glue does not squeeze out from behind the mirror when you press it in place
  8. Apply mirror glue to the back of the mirror in a vertical fashion. Try to keep the glue within two inches of the edges of the mirror.
  9. Now, put your mirror back on the wall and line it up inside the outline you drew in Step 8. Lightly press the center of the mirror against the wall to compress the glue and stick the mirror to the wall. Now gently push all of the sides of the mirror against the wall as well to make sure that the mirror is flat and sticking against the wall.
  10. You should not have any glue that spread out behind the mirror, but if you did, clean it off and clean it off your mirror. Allow the mirror glue to dry for at least 48 hours.
  11. Remove the 2" x 4" piece of wood if you had to use one to support your mirror.
  12. Clean your mirror with a glass and mirror cleaner and you are all done.

Additional Notes

  1. MIRROR GLUE should be conditioned to room temperature before use.
  2. This product can be used at temperatures as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Clean up un-cured Mirror Glue with mild solvent such as mineral spirits. Once cured, Mirror Glue polymer technology creates lasting adhesion that is difficult to remove.
  3. Larger unsupported mirrors may require mirror clips as well as adhesive, especially during the curing process.
  4. Do not use on wallpaper or Category 1 Vinyl Safety Backing.