Hanging mirrors on the wall will provide an updated, attractive look to any empty wall. Then the room can be brightened. If you choose an appropriate anchor for hanging-job, you will reduce the wall damage and repair. Because the glass is delicate by nature, you must be sure you have all the proper tools before beginning the task. We are willing to show you a guide for hanging mirrors. According to the variety of products, you can choose the best mirrors in London.
To hang a mirror on a wall, you should determine what type of wall you have. And the wall’s material determines how big your screws and anchors need to be. There is various kind of materials, like drywall, plaster, and masonry. If your wall is masonry, you can hang heavy mirrors on it. Otherwise, hanging mirrors will become a challenge.
Different ways of hanging mirrors
1- Using hook for hanging mirrors
Determining the wall type
First, you should determine what type of wall you have. There are a variety of wall types, such as drywall, plaster, and masonry.
So, the wall type will determine how big mirror can hang on it and what kind of way is appropriate to hang the mirror.
Weight the mirror
It is safe to weight your mirror to know which hook has the right size to hang. If the mirror was oversized, it might break, or the wall will damage because the hanging hooks have a weight limit.
Measuring the hanger place
After finding a place to hang the mirror, measure where your hangers should go on the wall.
Drilling the hangers into the wall
Putting bumpers on the back of mirror
To prevent it from leaving marks on the wall, you can put bumpers on the back of mirror
And finally hang your mirror on the wall, polish or wipe down the mirror.
2- Using cleats for hanging mirrors
To use cleats for hanging mirrors, make sure the mirror has a sturdy frame. Then follow the above guide for this method too, including weighting the mirror, finding the right place, and then drilling the cleats into the wall. Hanging and cleaning a mirror is the last steps of the hanging process.
3- Using adhesive for hanging mirrors
If you are willing to use adhesive, the mirror should be frameless. If your mirror has a frame, you’re probably better off using hangers or other tools.
There is a special glue that is made for hanging mirrors. You should know it will need to stick both the mirror and the wall. Plus, because frameless mirrors usually are placed in bathrooms, your glue will also need to withstand the more humid environment.
After measuring the mirror, mark the wall where you want the mirror to go for making sure it will fit there.
* To apply adhesive, follow the instruction on the glue to make sure you use the proper amount of it.
Your measurement needs to be exact because you won’t be able to readjust the mirror without damaging the wall and probably the mirror.
4-Using a strip of masking tape on a backed mirror
The large mirror often needs 2 hanging points. So take a piece of masking tape and lay horizontally across the 2 hooks on the back of the mirror.
5-Using plastic wall anchors
Although plastic wall anchors create a larger hole in the wall, they still do less damage than anchor holes and they’re much easier to install. You can choose your size and weight capacity based on how large and heavy your mirror is. To install, simply screw the hooks into the wall.
Hanging a mirror is a great way to open up your space and make it look bigger and brighter. Antique Glass ltd can offer various mirrors to buy and install and can help you mount your mirrors on the wall. Please get in touch if you need any questions.