How To Protect And Seal Your Bathroom Mirrors And Splashbacks

Step 1 - Do you need this?

Mirrors and splashbacks all have a paint backing that is there to protect the silver , print or design on the glass from peeling off. 

The paint technology in this sector has advanced greatly over time but during the manufacture of bespoke mirrors the edges come under a great deal of stress when we polish or bevel them. To the eye they look fine but under a miscroscope there are lots of fractures and fissures that create weak points in the product.

These weak points are vulnerable to prolonged water ingress and especially aggressive cleaning products that tend to be used in kitchens and bathrooms. As such we stronly recommend that all mirrors in such locations are sealed around the edges to create a thin protective membrane that will stop water and such cleaning products ever actually getting to the back edge of the mirror or glass and hence the weak spots are protected.

If this is done correctly your products will last many years without any chance of deteriotation on the edges.

Step 2 - What you need

You need a mastic gun, stanley blade and low modulus neutral cure silicon. We cannot stress enough - it must say low modulus neutral cure on the tube and do not listen to anyone else's advice - trust only the tube!

Step 3 - Beading around your mirror

Simply take your tube of neutral cure low modulus silicon and place this in the mastic gun using the stanley blade to cut open the top.

Then place a thin bead around the mirror creating a protective membrane around the back edge of the product. 

Our online product is clear but there are other colours that are available online if you wanted to make this a feature of your installation.

To stress the bead need only be a few mm thick but in doing this your mirror will last for years without any chance of water or bleach like cleaning products getting to attack the edges over time and thus causing potential deterioation and therefore essential in areas where such conditions may be prevalent.