I am installing a 4ft X 6ft bathroom mirror on a 1/4 inch thick equally sized sheet of plywood already installed on the bathroom wall. I'm using a L bracket bracket on the bottom for support and planning to use Stanly Mirror Mastic on the back of the mirror. After the mirror is installed, a ''picture'' frame will be installed on top of the mirror/plywood backer board. I am uncertain about how to use the Mastic as I have never used it before.
What is the best way to use the Mastic? Do I have to use clips at the top of the mirror or will the mastic hold it to the wall?
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Re: how to best use Stanley Mirror Mastic?
Make sure the wall where the mirror is going to be, is perfectly flat.
if you are going to install the 4x6 ft mirror. you need minimum of 3/8" board, if not 1/2".
yu use mastic the same way you use caulking. on the safety side, I recommend you install upper and lower railing.
the mastic will hold the mirror, three glop on each side and enough in the body of the mirror. press on hard, but too hard you will break the mirror
the mastic will take about a week to cure completely.
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First clean floor down to plywood. Then buy mastic, notched trowel and tile spacers from hardware store. Lay out tile in the pattern you want by cutting them with a tile saw you rented. take out dry laid tile and mastic a small area and install til making sure you press the tile into mastic. Insert spacer and install next tile.
If you or a helpful friend are handy with a paint brush or stenciling this could be camouflaged by incorporating the crack into a design featuring a vine or flowers, etc. There are kits available at craft centers or home improvement centers that would allow a "stained glass" effect that could create a beautiful diversion from the crack. There are also decals that could help in this case, creating an ornamental effect. I don't think that placing anything that has weight on the glass would be an effective solution; that could cause the piece to fall out making it impossible to repair. I have had this problem myself and decorative treatment worked well. Good luck with this project!
Simple, go to your local glass and mirror shop every town has one and have them cut a piece of mirror for you, all they might need to know is the thickness of the old piece. Good Luck make sure I get Kudos for this answer.
That's actually a pretty common method for professionally installing bathroom mirrors. As you mentioned, tape a star pattern on the mirror and then use a thin piece of piano type wire to slice through the adhesive. Keep the ends of the wire as close to the wall as possible while cutting so that you don't break the mirror. A local glass company can provide the best type of wire for the job as well as tips on the best way to get the job done - particularly if you imply that you'llbe buying your new miror from them. Be sure to wear leather palmed gloves and eye protection when doing this job!
No frame around the outside edge of the panels? You can buy glue especially designed for adhering mirrors to a backing. This mirror glue will not pull the reflective material off of the back of the mirror. But it sounds to me like the backing panel may have been compromised whereby it is now warped. So you can try the mirror glue but I am optimistic as to its effectiveness. As an option: buy a high quality roll of tape; cloth tapes come in colors; use the tape as a decorative border which at the same time will somewhat secure the mirror to the backing. Or just replace the mirror doors with new ones; probably cost less than $50.