Bathroom mirror

North Port, FL(Zone 9b)

Can anyone tell me how to safely remove a bathroom mirror that has been glued to the wall. I'm just not sure how to start.

Thanks, Annette

Fallbrook, CA(Zone 10b)

You're not likely to be able to remove it without breaking it. Assuming you just want to remove it and not keep it, here's a very effective way to accomplish that.

Take a roll of duct tape and cover the entire mirror with it overlapping by about an eight of an inch each pass. Then take a hammer and break the mirror into small pieces. Wear leather gloves when you pull at the sides of the mirror. ALMOST all of the mirror will stay attached to the duct tape which can safely be deposited into the trash. The only thing left will be the spots where the mirror was glued to the wall. Simply take a scraper and scrape the glue spots from the wall and voila! mirror removed.

North Port, FL(Zone 9b)

Great advice. I should of thought of duct tape...my son uses it for just about everything :)

Thank you.

Missouri City, TX

Hope you haven't destroyed the mirror yet.

Some monofiliment - heavy duty - can be used to saw through the mastic that was used to attach the mirror.
Saw this on DIY channel.

I would probably use the .080 I use in the string trimmer and get an assistant to work one end - like loggers used to use 2-man saws.

The tape is a good idea to hold things together if you break it.

North Port, FL(Zone 9b)

THAT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD WORK TOO AND I COULD DUCT TAPE ALSO JUST IN CASE IT BREAKS.

THANKS, ANNETTE

Simpsonville, SC(Zone 7b)

a couple other suggestion i have are

If you are going to bust the mirror you can use some contact paper and cover the mirror and then break it

If you want to try and pull it off you could try using a head gun to heat the mirror and melt the adhesive.

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