The best way to hang a mirror is to install contact points that hold at least 100 pounds, and then attach picture wire to the back of the mirror. Install self-threading contact points that are held in place in the drywall with help from a remodeling contractor and home repair specialist in this free video on hanging mirrors.
Hey, Hi, I'm Tim Gipson and I'm going to talk to you about the best way to hang a mirror. Now, mirrors tend to be fairly heavy, so we want to attach them to the wall using some devices that are capable of holding a fair amount, a load of weight. And probably the minimum you want to to do is 75 pounds per attach point. But typically if you can find something that's at least 100 pounds per attach point, that would be much better, and these particular devices, these are self tapping and they'll go right into the drywall, they have a very large thread, and the drywall actually holds that in place, so you don't have to use any toggle or anchors. And once you mark your hole, you just put this up in place and use a Phillips head screwdriver and again, it's self threads and threads it right into place and we put that until it's snug. And at least a couple of these brackets if you got heavy mirrors is a good thing to use. Now what we'll have to do on the back of our mirror is we need to make sure we install two loops and then install picture wire, such as this, and you can see we got at least when we twist around we want to leave enough slack here so that we can catch both the hooks and when we loop it around here we want to make sure we put at least four or five twists to make sure that that wire is secured. So once we've got that, all we need to do is just support the wire and with our fingers, reach up and get the hooks, and one nice thing about the wire is that you can slide it back and forth and it's very easy to locate your mirror and make sure you get it square. So, I'm Tim Gipson and that's how to hang a mirror.
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