How do you remove mirrors that are glued to a wall?


Old 06-30-02, 07:08 AM
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How do you remove mirrors that are glued to a wall?

Is there any easy way to remove mirrors that are glued to a wall?
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Old 06-30-02, 07:34 AM
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If this is a wall finished with drywall your mirror is only glued to the surface paper of the drywall. Take a knife and slice through the paper without cutting into the drywall all the way around the mirror. Then take a flat blade such as a spackle knife and slide behind the paper of that drywall and work behind the mirror pulling the mirror as you separate that paper from the drywall.

Once you have pulled the paper from the drywall you mirror will be off the wall. Then install a paper backing such as construction paper and glue it back onto that stripped area of drywall.

Then using spackling and tape rejoin that new paper to the old paper. Paint and you are back to new.

Hope this helps

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Other possible techniques involve piano wire or dental floss, both inserted behind the mirror and used to "saw" the mirror off the wall. Don't let it fall on your foot!
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