Remove a Bathroom Mirror

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Before remodeling a bathroom and adding a new vanity mirror, you may have to remove a bathroom wall mirror. Builder grade mirrors that are attached to the wall with adhesive are common in many homes, especially older ones. Try this technique for removing a mirror from your wall. You can replace it with a new, modern one easily and safely with these instructions.
This is the mirror before. The mirror was glued to the wall with some kind of adhesive. This was the original mirror that came with the house. I used several methods to remove the mirror. The piano string method and the crowbar method.
Use packing tape or duct tape and to cover the mirror in a criss cross pattern. This will prevent the mirror from shattering into a million pieces and cutting you.
Slide a piano string behind the mirror and use a sawing motion to try to cut through the adhesive behind the mirror. If that doesn't work use a crowbar and shims to pry the mirror off the wall.
After the mirror pops off, place it on a sheet and cover it with the sides of the sheet. Smash the mirror with a hammer through the sheet so it breaks into smaller pieces. Repair the drywall if needed and add a fresh coat of paint and you are ready to hang your new mirror.

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Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome
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