How to Hang a Mirror – More Than What Meets the Eye

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A mirror, when precisely placed can give a room the appearance of being larger and classier. But, this work is not as simple as hammering the wall and hanging the mirror on it. Small or hand mirrors are easy to be hung anyhow, anywhere. But to hang a large and heavy mirror, requires planning and extra care, did you go for it to enhance the room’s beauty and class. The mirror is to be placed where most people can see their reflection and the wall is capable of supporting the mirror.

How to Hang a Mirror

Mirrors can be placed anywhere, in bathrooms, bedrooms, and entrance ways. The most attractive way for a mirror is a hallway, where it gives the impression of the hallway being larger, longer and classier. Once the position for the mirror is decided, one must decide how to hang the mirror on the wall. This is a job for two people, so one must always make sure they help before setting out to hang a heavy mirror. There are three things one must make sure they have at hand to do this correctly and safely.

How to Hang a Mirror

First: A good quality D ring picture hanger. One must make sure that the hanger is of high quality because the cheaper ones bend to the weight of the heavy mirror. They are not even quite expensive and are easily found in the hardware store. Second, mirror wire: This too is quite easily found. But mirror wire is to be specifically bought and not the picture wire. The third and the last thing to be bought is the “molly bolt”, hollow wall anchors and they come in different sizes so one can choose them according to the size of the mirror.

How to Hang a Mirror

To know this, one has to know the weight of the mirror that is to be hung. They usually come in kits and while dealing with a dry wall, much is not enough. They are best at kept at hand. One can do better to weigh a mirror themselves than to estimate the weight. The following are the steps to hang the mirror precisely and elegantly.

How to Hang a Mirror

Measure and mark one fifth of the distance from the bottom to the top of the mirror on each side on the back of the frame of the mirror. The next step is to drill the holes after positioning the D rings. Attach with screws and rings after drilling pilot holes in them. Do not over tighten the rings. Leaving the wire warmly tight between two rings, insert the mirror wire through each ring and twist the excess wire to keep it from unraveling.

How to Hang a Mirror

Positioning the mirror comes next. One could do so by drawing a light line on the wall at the top of the mirror. It could do better to measure the mirror and mark four precise points on the wall where the mirror is to be hung. Then, hold the mirror by the attached wire and hold it up against the lines on the wall, mark where the molly bolts will go. Install the molly bolts with hooks at the lower points and finally the mirror is elegantly and safely hung.

How to Hang a Mirror

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