How to fix splashbacks and mirrors to walls
Sticking a splash back in a kitchen is a great way to improve the aesthetics of the kitchen as well as providing an easy to clean surface for splashes and spills. Mirrors in a bathroom can be difficult to install, Fortunately Selleys have a method for directly bonding it on to your wall.
When bonding a mirror or splashback to a wall it is important to ensure you have a neutral curing product that will provide a strong water resistant bond. We recommend using Selleys Liquid Nails Mirror, Metal and Glass. It is also important when picking mirrors to ensure they are a high quality mirror, cheap vinyl backed mirrors can discolour or may not adhere to the wall.
- If you are trying to bond the splash back or mirror to bare, timber, plaster, concrete, or brick walls. All these surfaces should be primed with a paint before bonding so as not to cause damage to the back of the mirror or splashback.
- If the surfaces have been freshly painted allow at least 3 weeks before applying adhesive to ensure there are no solvents or other products that may react with the adhesive.
- Clean the surfaces to be bonded using Selleys Super Kleen or Sugar Soap Wipes to remove any grease dirt or grime. Ensure the surface is given plenty of time to dry before sticking anything to the wall.
- Apply the Selleys Liquid Nails Mirror, Metal and Glass adhesive allowing an edge of at least 5 cm all the way around. Apply 5mm diameter parallel beads of adhesive at 8cm intervals. Apply 3-4 strips of mounting tape in between the adhesive to hold the mirror/splash back in place while the glue dries.
- Firmly push the mirror/splash back on to the wall so that the mounting tape bonds and holds in place (sometimes a slightly padded mounting tape may be required).
Allow at least 72 hours before sealing around the edges to ensure the glue is fully cured.