A towel holder or towel rail is a necessary feature in all bathrooms. There are two different methods of fixing towel holders or rails to the bathroom wall. This article gives a guide to fixing towel holders to the wall by glueing them.
What you will need
To glue your towel holder to the wall, you will require silicone caulk, a grease pencil, painter’s tape, spirit level and the towel holder.
Determine the location
You need to decide where you wish to hang your towel holder. This could be close to the shower, sink or bath depending upon what you will find most convenient. When you have made your decision, you should mark the wall with a grease pencil.
Measure and mark
Now measure your towel holder. This is particularly important if it is a rack or rail. You should mark the location of each of the supports, and make sure it will not get in the way of the opening of the bathroom door. Use the spirit level to make sure the rail will be hung evenly.
Attach the first support
Use your 100% silicone caulk on the back of the first support. Push it in place with firm pressure. In order to hold it in place whilst it dries, you should fix it to the wall with painter’s tape. After an hour, use the caulk gun and apply caulk around the seam. This should be smoothed with a wet finger and allowed to dry over night.
Attach the second support and bar
When at least 12 hours has past, apply the silicone caulk to the second support and insert the towel bar into the first and then the second supports. With firm pressure push the second support into place, and use the spirit level to check that it is correct. Tape the second support into place as you did with the first. Do not allow water to touch the caulk for at least 12 hours.
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