Wall mirror/paint caulking?

SheeshareeIIMay 31, 2011

I'm getting ready to paint my bathroom and have a few questions.

We have a large frameless wall mirror with 4 of those clear screw/clips and those slide in holder things. 2 screw clips on each side and 2 holders on top and also bottom. I think the mirror should come down to paint because you'll see the white wall under the clear clips. Is it challenging to take down a large mirror like this without breaking it? DH would help me. If it were a large framed mirror I wouldn't be concerned to take it down but the flat mirror seems more awkward and fragile. I don't want to purchase a different mirror or more than one mirror for this room.

The mirror doesn't meet the top of the vanity. There's about a 6" or so gap between them. A few months back I tore out the old and replaced the caulking around the top of the vanity. I don't remember the brand but I bought the most expensive, paintable caulk for a bathroom I could find. Do you paint the caulking or leave it white? The caulked gap is large and noticeable. My vanity is white. I'm assuming I shouldn't paint it so if I need to replace it again in the future I don't mess the wall paint up? I painted the caulking at the sink in my laundry room and it peeled off shortly after.

Thanks!

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tinam61

When we updated our master bath and removed the large frameless mirror (now have two - one over each sink), we hired the company that put the mirror up to come take it down. I can't remember if ours had those clips, but our mirror was actually glued. They had to heat the mirror to get it down. So, first I'd want to know if yours was glued. If so, I wouldn't try to take down (just to paint).

tina

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SheeshareeII

Hey Tina! I don't think it's glued because there's a small gap along the sides. DH and I are going to attempt it so we'll see.

I started working on the bedroom today. :)

    Bookmark   June 2, 2011 at 9:28PM
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