removing large wall mirrors

Old 11-23-02, 07:53 AM
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removing large wall mirrors

I just moved into a house that has two large wall mirrors (5' x 8') that I would like to take down. It appears they are attached with adhesive and possibly some screws. How do I go about removing the mirrors without destroying both the drywall and the mirror. Is there a solvent of some sort that will dissolve the glue without destroying the wall. Any help would be appreciated.
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Removing mirrors

Mirror removal
The quickest method I have found is too:
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.


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. Posted 19 January 2002. Retrieved 23 November 2002.

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