Add A Frame® Installation
1) Use a tape measure determine the width and height of your existing mirror.
2) Measure the distance from the edge of your mirror to any objects or obstructions near your mirror that may interfere with installation.
3) In the order from, you will be asked if your mirror has beveled edges or if plastic clips have been used to hang the mirror. Don’t worry, the Add A Frame® is designed to work for your mirror even if you have clips and/or beveled edges!
1) Everything you need will be included in your Add A Frame® kit. Inside the box along with your custom frame, you will find glue, assembly wedges, corner guides and instructions.
2) First, locate the bottle of glue and plastic wedges that came along with your frame. Some frames may have two different size wedge lengths.
3) Choose a corner to start with and apply a very small amount of glue to the inside of one of the frame pieces.
4) Hold the corner pieces level and press them together. Insert each assembly wedge into its correct route, so that the lettering on the wedge is face-up.
5) Tap the wedges flush with the back of the frame. Repeat with the 2 remaining corners.
6) Allow your newly assembled frame to rest for at least 3 hours before moving into installation.
1) If your mirror is held in place by large plastic clips, replace them with the flat metal clips included with your Add A Frame ® order.
2) Before installing your frame, you’ll want to dry fit it against the mirror to make sure everything looks just right. Place the provided Corner Guides in either corner of the frame, to help you guide the frame to the mirror for installation and ensure proper placement.
3) Clean your mirror using rubbing alcohol to remove all residue from the surface.
4) Gently remove the protective backing from the double-sided tape on the back of the frame.
5) With the help of your Corner Guides, align the frame to the mirror and apply pressure to all sides for the frame to stick.
6) Take a step back and enjoy your newly framed mirror!
LARGE FRAME ORDERS
If your mirror is 90” or larger on any side, it is considered oversized. Oversized frames are charged an additional fee of $50, which allows you to still take advantage of our free shipping option. Frames 99” or larger will be spliced. While splicing is a precise cut, it may still be noticeable once the frame is installed. To learn more about splicing, visit our FAQ.
If your installation isn’t quite so cut and dry, like framing multiple mirrors that meet at a corner, please call us to place your order. We will be happy to work with you to ensure that your unique installation is precisely ordered, cut, and delivered.
1) Enter your desired measurements. Note that the final measurement entered into the order form will be the outermost dimensions of the frame and mirror combined.
2) Decide if you would like to have standard, beveled, or antiqued glass for your mirror. Keep in mind that Beveled and Antiqued mirror orders will have a longer lead time than Standard mirror orders.
*No assembly required, your custom framed mirror will arrive ready to install!
1) Inspect the frame and mirror for any damages or manufacturer defects. Please contact us immediately if you have received a broken or damaged mirror.
2) Your Framed Mirror will be shipped with all hardware necessary for hanging, including a hangrail and security brackets already installed onto the back of your mirror.
3) For best results, always install frame into one or more wall studs. When a stud is not available, use provided wall anchors.
4) Install the provided hangrail at the desired height, with the screw holes facing downward. Use provided wall anchors if necessary.
5) Hang the frame onto the wall by interlocking the hangrails into each other.
Optional: Security Brackets
6) With the frame hanging on the wall and level, apply slight pressure to the bottom of the frame where the security brackets are installed, to create an indentation on the wall.
7) Install the wall anchors in the middle of the security bracket indentation left on the wall and Insert the T-screw into the wall anchor, leaving approximately 3/8” off the wall and in a horizontal position.
8) Place frame back on to the wall, allowing the T-screw to enter the security bracket. Using the security wrench provided, reach behind the frame and locate the T-screw. Turn the screw 90-degrees, locking the frame onto the wall.