How To Remove Your Bathroom Mirror Yourself

How To Remove Your Bathroom Mirror Yourself

In this economy, DIY projects are definitely the way to go! A few years ago, switching out mirrors was pretty much a job for the pro’s. Not anymore. By following a few safety rules, removing a bathroom mirror yourself can save you a nice chunk of money.

Mirrors that are attached to the wall can be tricky. The first thing is safety, you should have some type of eye and hand protection. You can get an inexpensive pair of rubber dipped gloves that will let you hold onto the mirror while taking it down. The one thing to be careful is using a metal pry bar will either instantly shatter the mirror or push into your sheetrock wall.

Use a flexible putty knife and work your way around all of the edges so that you can try to separate the mirror from the wall. You want to be careful and two people is better than one for holding the mirror and working around it. Another option is to use a glass suction cup to pull on the mirror. And if it just doesn’t seem to want to budge I would recommend a glass company to come remove it. Even with a professional doing it there is more than likely going to be some wall repair, the silicone or glue usually tears the paper of the drywall. (Just want you to be prepared!)


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    Comment by BJ@Paper Jam: Jan 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Short article but many great tips. Thanks. I have been meaning to replace the mirror in the place, i just moved into.

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    Comment by bathroom renovations perth: Mar 6, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Nice tips and tricks!! Once I had to remove my bathroom mirror.I have used the same tricks that you have shared .These are really helping.Thanks for sharing.

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    Comment by hotel designs: Sep 19, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    Wow, you have posted good information about bathroom mirror replacement, I have to replace the mirror of my bathroom because it is so dirty and old. very beautiful tips that you posted.

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    Comment by Home Renovations: Sep 24, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    Nice tips as I think mirror and shower head provode a unique style or elegance to the overall bathroom. You should always keep in mind these points while remodeled your mirror. 1. Always use rubber gloves while removing the mirror. 2. Always take support to hold the mirror while removing the mirror.

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