Mirror Frame Assembly & Installation
Watch our Install video, or read the directions below.
While unpacking your order, make sure that you check all four pieces of your frame for any damage that may have occurred during shipping. If you find any defects, please contact us immediately so we can resolve the problem. Once you have inspected the frame you can then assemble it.
You will need (see above): a hammer, some clean rags or newspaper and one lightly dampened rag.
It is best to create a soft work surface, using rags, paper towels or newspaper, to lay under each of the four corners, this will keep glue from getting on your work surface or from scratching the face of your new frame. Lay the frame face down on your work surface, with the top, bottom & sides in their respective locations. Use the supplied glue to spread a thin layer of glue on one side of each joint and then insert the supplied dovetail locking pins into each of the holes in the corners, being careful to use the correct size pin as some frames have two different sized pins. With the flat part of the dovetail pin at the top and the rounded end going into the hole, gently tap the pin in with a hammer. Be careful NOT to push them too deep that they crack the face of the frame. Now, take the damp cloth and carefully wipe away any excess glue and once all corners are done, then turn the frame over. Clean off the excess glue and make sure the corners are an even height on both sides of each of the frame joints. Let the glue dry for one hour before installing the frame on your mirror.
Installing Your Frame
While the glue is drying; if you have the large plastic clips on your mirror, we should have sent you some low profile replacement clips, now is the time to replace them. Be sure to only change one at a time so that your mirror is always being held in place. Then clean your mirror thoroughly with glass cleaner and then the perimeter edges with rubbing alcohol to make sure your new frame sticks properly to the mirror.
To make the installation of your frame go smoothly, you should have a second person to help you with this next step. After the glue is dry, you are ready to proceed with the installation of your frame. The tape on your frame is SUPER sticky and will stick to most anything it comes in contact with, so BEFORE removing the backing of the two faced tape, do a test fit with the frame to your mirror. Make sure the overlap on all sides is the same while test fitting the frames position on your mirror. Check to make sure there are no obstacles, such as a medicine cabinet, light fixtures, towel bars etc., that will interfere with you installing the frame. Most of these items can easily be removed and reinstalled as needed. Call us if you have any questions on this step.
Once you are satisfied with the position of your frame, you should stick on the supplied blue placement corners to the inside top corners of the frame, just peel off the white backing from the foam and pressing them into the two upper left & right corners snugly. These alignment corners are NOT designed to hold the full weight of a frame, they are ONLY to be used as reference for alignment. Once your frame is on your mirror, the alignment corners will come off easily. Be careful not to move the frame while attaching the placement corners. Now, take down the frame and remove the permanent tape backing from the back of the frame and carefully place the frame back onto the *alignment corners, pressing firmly on the frame all the way around the perimeter of the frame. Now, remove the alignment corners and step back and admire your beautiful framed mirror!
*Note – Remember, Do not let the full weight of the frame sit on the blue alignment corners, they are for guidance only, not made to hold the weight.