How to remove stickers from a mirror?

Bracha Moskoff
by Bracha Moskoff

My young daughter, in her quest to decorate, has covered all the mirrors in the house with stickers. Now, I'm on a mission to restore the mirror's reflective beauty and remove the sticky residue they have created. Could you please share any tips you have on how to effectively remove stickers from a mirror?

How to remove stickers from a mirror

  12 answers
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 06, 2023

    Start with trying to peel the sticker off, work gently so you do not scratch the mirror, use a plastic store card as a scraper, but gently. Now you may have glue residue left behind by the sticker. For that either plain water or soapy water can be used. With a moistened cloth, wet the the sticky part and let it set for a few minutes, see if it will peel off. If successful, keep going. If not then try olive oil, to do this take a clean dry rag and put some olive oil on it, apply it to the sticker and work in small circles, the adhesive should form little balls and fall off. Remember to not press too hard.

    How to remove stickers from mirrors?
  • Try hot, soapy water and a plastic scraper. If that doesn't work, try vinegar. Then alcohol or nail polish remover.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 07, 2023

    Acetone or WD 40 will get the stickers off.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2023

    Agree with Dee. I use a razor blade and WD40 to remove stickers. Just be careful and don't cut yourself!

  • Janice Janice on Jun 07, 2023

    You can soften the stickers by using a hair blow dryer to heat up the glue, then peel off. Be careful not to burn your fingers. There may be some "sticky" still on the mirror and this can be removed with rubbing alcohol, WD-40, etc., as others have suggested.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 08, 2023

    Use a plastic scraper or spatula to scrape off. Then use either vegetable oil or Goo Gone to remove residue. Clean with a microfiber cloth.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 09, 2023

    Try WD-40 or Surgical Spirit or maybe if plastic a hairdrier!

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 20, 2023

    Hello Bracha: The easiest way I know is to use a razor blade and then spray the area with WD40. Let it sit for about 10 or 15 seconds and wipe off with a cloth then wash the mirror as usual.

  • Bracha Moskoff Bracha Moskoff on Jun 25, 2023

    Thanks everyone, I used WD40 and the stickers came off the mirrors easily

  • Annie Annie on Jun 30, 2023

    Here's a helpful little video:

  • Goof Off, Goo Gone, or acetone will remove the stickers and the sticky.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 11, 2023

    Hi Bracha, hope this helps you. You can use hot, soapy water, white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, window cleaner, nail polish remover, WD-40, and cooking oil to remove stickers. You can also apply heat with a hair dryer or steam cleaner. Use a plastic scraper or credit card to remove the adhesive, as a razor blade can permanently scratch your glass.