Taking down a large bathroom mirror.

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We are in the process of up dating our bathroo. And I want to take down the large mirrors in my bathrooms without breaking them.
q taking down a large bathroom mirror
q taking down a large bathroom mirror
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  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Jan 06, 2018
    See if this video helps. Be careful and wear eye protection!

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 06, 2018
    you need to decide.... controlled breakage or having it break while you are trying to get it down in one piece. And have a large trash can handy... just in case.
    First... you should tape the heck out of it... good tape, like duct tape... not cheap blue tape. Then try gently prying it away from the wall... wear gloves and eye protection..... if it cracks... break it, don't shatter it... the larger the pieces the better... you really don't want to have to deal with lots of teensy shards.

  • SOU21746286 SOU21746286 on Jan 06, 2018
    not all mirrors will have the tray to hold it while you do this, so a suction cup mirror holder would be helpful as well. or a third person.

  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Jan 06, 2018
    If your mirror is only held by clips, unscrew the clips leaving the bottom ones for last. Be sure to use the suction cup holders on the glass and have as many hands holding it as is needed to take the weight. Large mirrors can weight quite a bit.
    (Remove ALL obstacles in the path of mirror first. Don’t plan to lift the mirror over faucets and under light fixtures as it leaves the wall).

  • Jacx Jacx on Jan 07, 2018
    You may not be able to do so if they were afixed w black mastic. I had bathroom mirror tiles and it was awful! We finally covered them w duct tape and then took a hammer to them. Even then getting all of it off was gruesome. You might consider cutting around the mirrors and take down the dry wall they are attached to. Repair the dry wall then. You'll never get them down unbroken. They are always put up to stay, due to safety issues. Good luck.