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Question DetailsAsked on 11/26/2014

Bathroom mirror 60"X38" needs to be removed from wall.

Bathroom mirror 60"



















Mirror is held by 4 mirror clips and I think it may be glued in spots.

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If you decide to DIY it (not something I advise for this size mirror if this is your first mirror removal), I recommend getting some cheap clips or pieces of wood screwed into studs - or even flat metal bracket material and, using some weatherstrippping or several layers of tape as padding, put them around the sides and bottom to hold the mirror so it cannot tilt away or fall, then cut the glue on the back with wire, then remove old hangers - so now you know it is free of all old support, then remove new brackets while other person holds the mirror. That way you arenot counting on the old brackets to holdit while cutting any glue, or trusting brackets that might not be sound.


Obviously, heavy gloves and long heavy sleeves (welding or carhartt jacket works real nice) and safety glasses, and at least tape cardboard over the mirror with masking tape around all sides and X-d across the middle under the cardboard. If not reusing it, spend of couple of bucks on safety and duct tape the face - all edges and X across the face at a minimum, but full coverage of course safer in case it breaks. The tape helps to inhibit breakage, limit crack spread, and hold it together so you at least do not get large shards of glass tilting out at you and slicing into you it you break it. (Also nice way to remove broken glass in windows).


With that big a mirror, unless those are AWFULLY big clips, you undoubtedly have adhesive behind it - probably a lot of spots or squiggles all over it. When taking it off, if you arenot certain you have all the glue released or you are going to try pulling it off, use a sharp utility knife and run a slit through the paper on the drywall around the edge of the mirror to avoid tearing the paper over even more of the wall. Not all the way through the drywall- just enough to be sure you go through the paper. Not hard to repair afterwards - just a beadball embosser run over the cut to depress it a bit, then drywall compound will fixit - you are going to have repairs anyway becauseof the glue, so this does not add much repair versus what tearing a bunch of paper off will do.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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