How to Remove a Glass Mirror From a Wall

Glass mirrors may be glued to a wall due to their size and weight.

Large glass mirrors are normally glued to the wall.Large glass mirrors are normally glued to the wall.
If a mirror glued to a wall broke, most of the shards would stay on the wall instead of crashing down. This installation method also keeps mirrors from rattling or bowing, and doesn't require a frame or brackets. During a remodel, removing a glass mirror from a wall is difficult, but not impossible.

Slip a piano wire beneath the bottom edge of the mirror so that the ends of the wire are on either side of the glass.

Move the wire back and forth in a sawing action while pulling up on both ends of the wire. Make sure to wear gloves. If the mirror is wide, you will probably need help.

Work the wire all the way up the mirror. Have two helpers hold the mirror at the top and bottom as you disconnect it from the wall. The bigger the mirror, the more people you will need to help you so that the glass does not fall.

Sand off the glue that is stuck to the wall after you remove the mirror. Patch any holes in the wall with putty and sand it smooth after it dries.

Things You Will Need

  • Piano wire
  • Helpers
  • Sandpaper
  • Putty
  • Putty knife

About the Author

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.