Easy step by step Instructions for Mounting Your Bathroom Shelves on a typical wall. Easiest way to add accessible storage on any space! Pretty Display Acrylic Bathroom shelves feature with unseen mounting system that save place and beautiful, just like floating on wall! They are an elegant racks that fits all your bottles, cosmetics, perfume, shampoo & accessories, and is perfect for shaving tools. Here we will show you Instructions for Mounting Your Bathroom Shelves.
IMPORTANT! Please check the fittings before you start to install the shelves.We supply some standard fittings, you may need to purchase fittings to suit your requirements. We include two standard types of screw anchors, which fit the screws supplied:
The grey screw anchors require a 7/37 inch (6mm) drill bit size and are best for solid wall.
The white screw anchors require a 5/16th inch (8mm) drill bit size. Please note a small ring of the white screw anchor may show behind the screw head when installed. The white screw anchors are most secure for drywall installations.
1. WHAT YOU NEED TO MOUNT THE BATHROOM RACK SHELF
You will need :
- a spirit level
- a drill with a 7/32 inch/ 6mm masonary drill bit
- pencil and eraser or damp cloth
- Phillips screwdriver
- measuring tape
2. CHOOSE WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO PUT THE BATHROOM SHELVES
Hold the bathroom shelves up against the wall and arrange them as required. If mounting vertically leave at least a 4 inch gap between shelves to allow access to the jars & bottles.
3. CHECK FOR WATER PIPES OR ELECTRICAL CABLES
It is very important to check that there are no water pipes or electrical cables inside the wall – we don’t want any accidents! If in doubt, choose somewhere else.
4. CHECK THE LOCATION OF ALL SHELVES
Hold the shelf steady against the wall in the location you want it. It is important to check all the shelves look good before you start drilling.
5. MARK THE POSITION OF THE HOLES
Hold the shelf firmly against the wall and check that it is level. Hold it steady and use the pencil to draw around both the hole shapes on the wall.
6. MARK HOW FAR YOU NEED TO DRILL
Tip! You will need to drill to a depth a little longer than the screw anchor. It helps to mark this on the drill bit before you start, eg. with some tape.
7. DRILL STRAIGHT INTO THE WALL
Hold the drill at right angles to the wall and drill slowly at first to reduce wobble where you marked the wall. You can apply more pressure as the drill goes in.
8. INSERT THE SCREW ANCHORS
Rub away any remaining pencil marks and then gently push the screw anchors all the way in until they are completely flush with the wall.
9. SCREW IN THE SCREWS PART WAY
Screw the screws into the screw anchors. Do not go in all the way, leave enough room to insert the shelf.
10. MOUNT THE SHELF OVER THE SCREWS
Mount the shelf over the screws and check it is level, adjusting the sides slightly up or down as required.
11. TIGHTEN THE SCREWS TO HOLD IN PLACE
Gently tighten the screws while holding the shelf level to hold the shelf firmly in place.
12. RINSE AND REPEAT
Put up the other bathroom shelves, add bottles, cosmetics, perfume, shampoo & accessories or whatever you choose and you’re all done!
IF YOU HAVE THE OPEN-ENDED SHELVES AND WANT TO USE THE OPTIONAL GLUE-ON END CAPS…
Most people don’t bother with the optional ends on the shelves. They are really quite sturdy by themselves, and the open look is nice. But, if you want the added security of having an end on the shelf, it is very easy to manage. Here’s how….
Inside the box you will find a little packet with the small acrylic strips inside. These are sized to fit at the ends of the bathroom rack shelves. They come to you with a thin protective film to protect them from dust and scratches.
1. Remove the protective film on the strips.
2. Place the strip over the end of the shelf and decide where you are going to stick it.
3. Use glue to attach each end.
4. The ends are not water-tight nor do they bear any weight, so a small dot of the glue is usually enough.
5. Wipe away any excess glue before it sets.
6. Wait until the glue is fully dry before you mount the shelves on the wall.
We recommend a super-glue type product, preferably with an accelerant to dry quickly. However, you will need to check the information on the glue itself to ensure it is suitable. If in doubt, ask your local “do-it-yourself” expert, handy-man or that clever guy in your local hardware shop.
* check that your glue is suitable for plastic/acrylic
* check that your glue is clear when it dries
* follow the instructions on the glue for best results
* always take appropriate care when using glue, from dangerous fumes to sticking all your fingers together – be careful!
Try gluing a few bits of spare plastic together in a practice run to test your glue. We found that useful, as sometimes the glue is solid, runny, or squirts out in a hurry, dries too fast or too slow. A trial run only takes a moment and might save messing around when you work on your new bathroom rack shelves.