How to remove a very large wall mirror that is glued on

by Vie32553381
  6 answers
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 01, 2018

    Re removal, I’m not sure, but others will follow.

    I do know to get yourself a roll of Glad Press and Seal wrap and stick to your mirror. Then stripe it a bit with masking tape to control glass shatter. And a blanket on the floor just in case there are shards; it’s easier to shake out into the trash than finding minute pieces in your foot.

    If it’s very large I, being lazy, would call a glass/mirror company, give them the dimensions, and find out what they would charge. An estimate costs nothing.

  • CBoss CBoss on Jun 01, 2018

    Very carefully! ;)

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 01, 2018

    I’ve seen a most Diy programs and forum responses indicate it may have to be broken if severely glued to the wall.

    Be sure to follow all the safety precautions necessary including wearing personal protection gear.

    Here’s a link for your consideration.

  • Eleanor Korf Eleanor Korf on Jun 01, 2018

    To add a bit of levity to the problem: Wake up in the middle of the night to a loud crash, only to find the huge mirror off the wall and all over the bathroom. We looked at the mess and went back to bed and cleaned it up in the morning (it had been afixed to the wall with only five spots of "glue").

    Beyond levity, I would buy contact paper and vertically cover as much of the mirror as possible with the contact paper, leaving a very thin gap between the sheets of contact paper, then use a hammer to break the mirror one section at a time.

    Once you have all of the mirror down and patched the wall, repaint and wait for the paint to thoroughly dry, then put up a new mirror. Or do what I did. I bought two 3'6" h x 3" w mirrors and left a gap between the two mirrors (we have two sinks). I like the look a lot better than the single large mirror AND the two mirrors cost a lot less (at Home Depot) than a single mirror. You could use the space between the mirrors to build an "open" cabinet to go between the mirrors, or just make some shelves that will hold nick nacks or even useful items. Or put some small pictures, or, or, or there are any number of ways you can decorate the area between the mirrors. I have a tall narrow vase with some artificial flowers.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec 5 days ago

    Really good idea from Eleanor, very practical and it contains the mess of the glass coming down. Safety first.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 4 days ago

    Wearing all safety gear. Suit, Goggles and Gloves Boots and Hat. Hear may help soften glue, WD-40 may do it, but suspect maybe a long handled paint scraper. You could always ask a Mirror/ Glass Shop for advice.