Removing a mirror

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-13-17, 05:26 AM
Geochurchi's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 4,817
Received 73 Votes on 69 Posts
Removing a mirror

Hi All, is there a relatively safe way to remove a mirror glued to a wall?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-13-17, 05:30 AM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,666
Received 323 Votes on 287 Posts
carefully

A lot depends on how well it's glued. Using a piano wire [or similar] slid behind the mirror and a sawing motion often cuts the adhesive.
 
  #3  
Old 03-13-17, 06:55 AM
C
Member
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 3,138
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
Marksr's suggestion has worked for me. It's always a good idea to cover the mirror with self adhesive contact paper or many strips of masking or duct tape first so if it breaks, the pieces will be somewhat controlled. Always wear heavy gloves, long sleeves and eye protection (preferably a full face shield). Put down a heavy drop cloth as well to protect anything under the mirror.
 
  #4  
Old 03-13-17, 09:09 AM
Handyone's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: U.S.
Posts: 5,450
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I've never had to break a mirror to get it off. Most will release just by pulling. The wire trick works to get behind it or a thin pry bar.
If it's very heavy you might want to rent two suction cups.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: