How to Install a Door Pull Handle on a Mirrored Door
The beauty of a mirrored door is incomparable to any wooden or steel door, and a nice door pull handle can make all the difference in the aesthetics of the door. A door pull handle comes in various styles, materials and colors for you to choose from. A door pull handle can be easily installed at home, in no time. There are no complications involved in installing a door pull handle and very basic tools are used. However, installation of a door pull handle on a mirrored door requires careful precision. You can successfully do it yourself by following the simple instructions given below.
Step 1 – Making the Right Choice
The first step would be to go to your nearest hardware store and choose from the vast variety of door pull handles, a door pull handle that will add grace to your mirrored door. Do not forget to match the style and color of the door pull handle with the decor of the room to add further elegance.
Step 2 – Before Installation
Prior to installing the door pull handle, make sure the door is clean. The mirror can be cleaned with any glass cleaner, sponge or clean damp cloth. To protect your floor during the installation, spread a cloth on the floor. Also, wear a pair of safety gloves to protect your hands.
Step 3 – Determine How to Install
Read the manual with the door pull handle and see the instructions given to install the handle on the mirrored door. Requirements for installation vary from the style and material of handles. Some may require drilling while other could be installed using good quality adhesives. You will also need to establish whether the pull handle needs to be installed through the door or on the surface of the door. If you can see screw holes on the plate around the handle, then that is a clear indication of the handle to be installed on the surface and vice versa.
Step 4 – Mark the Installation Area
Measure the length of the door carefully using a tape measure. Then decide where you wish to install the pull handle. Mark the area where you want to fit the pull handle with a waterproof or erasable marker or pencil with extreme precision to avoid any errors.
Step 5 – Drill or Use Adhesive
If the installation requires drilling, take all due protective measures. It is recommended to wear protective eyewear while drilling, to protect eyes from hazardous mirror dust. Using a bit that is one size smaller than the screws, pre-drill the holes. Then place the handle and insert the screws inside the screw holes and tighten them with a screwdriver. If the door pull handle needs to be installed using adhesives, make sure there is enough ventilation in the room to remove chemical fumes of the adhesive. Give adequate time for the adhesive to set.