1. Prepare the positioning by outlining around the desired placement of the mantel using a pencil.
  2. Prepare the wall surface area by keying (scratching) the paint work – inside the traced line.
  3. Apply adhesive (cornice cement or liquid nails) to the back edge of the fireplace surround. Approximately the thickness of a ten cent piece.
  4. Firmly place the fireplace into position, so it’s tight up against the wall.
  5. Remove excess cornice cement and and fill in any gaps.