wall mirror in bathroom


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Old 11-21-02, 02:27 PM
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wall mirror in bathroom

What would be the best way ro remove a wall mirror, about 42x42 that I assume is stuck on with liquid nail without damaging the wall behind it?
 
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Old 11-21-02, 02:38 PM
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nishy,

If it has been glued on with good stuff and you don't want to reuse it, break out some goggles, leather gloves and a old blanket to place atop your vanity. Use tape and apply plastic over it and get a hammer to break the glass.

Trying to salvage this when it has been glued with good stuff is a waste of time.

You may have to do some drywall repair but I know of no other way to get it off.

Good Luck!
 
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Old 11-21-02, 10:39 PM
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Mirror removal

Mirror removal is a frequent topic on the Glass & Mirrors Forum.

The quickest method I have found is to:
Lay down heavy drop cloths to protect the vanity.
Score around the perimeter of the mirror with a utility knife to minimize drywall paper damage.
Score the mirror with a glass cutter every 6 inches on the vertical
Run duct tape every 10 inches on the horizontal
Place a slotted screwdriver behind the score line at the top and gently tape with a hammer to run the glass.
tap the front to continue the score line and remove each piece as you can. Eventually you will need to use a wide chizzel bevel face down to remove some sections.
As carefully as you can remove the paper of the drywall with adhesive still attached.

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Cover with a drop cloth that drapes to the ground or vanity and hammer for a few minutes...Then remove by section.....

With all said and done it takes about 15 minutes to clear the wall and 30 to clean it up........WEAR GLOVES

Skim coat, sand, prime and paint........1 hr plus......

StephenS (Member). Bathroom Mirror Removal. Glass & Mirrors. DoItYourself.com. Posted 19 January 2002. Retrieved 22 November 2002. http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...mirror+removal
 
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Old 11-22-02, 03:55 AM
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thanks for your speedy replies good advice.
 
 

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