Removing stickers from mirrors can be a tricky task. Stickers tend to leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to get rid of, and if not done properly, can cause damage to the mirror. Luckily, there are several ways to safely and effectively remove stickers from mirrors without damaging the glass or surrounding surfaces.
The first step in getting a sticker off a mirror is to assess the sticker. If the sticker is just starting to peel up at the edges, it will likely come off without any additional steps. If the sticker is firmly attached, use a hairdryer to heat it up and make it easier to peel off. Start at one corner and slowly move the hairdryer in a circular motion, gradually heating up the sticker until it is warm to the touch.
Once the sticker is warm, use a flat tool, such as a credit card, to gently lift the edges of the sticker. Peel the sticker away from the mirror in one motion, being careful not to tear it. If the sticker is still stuck, use a little bit of cooking oil to help loosen it. Put a few drops of oil on a paper towel and gently rub it on the sticker until it starts to separate from the mirror.
Once the sticker has been removed, you may still be left with a sticky residue. To remove the residue, start by using a cloth dampened with warm water to gently rub away any remaining traces of the sticker. If the residue is still there, use a mild detergent or rubbing alcohol to help break it down. For tougher residue, use a product like Goo Gone to help break it down and make it easier to remove.
When cleaning the mirror, be sure to use a microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the glass. If the sticker has left an adhesive residue, use a razor blade to carefully scrape it off. Start at one end and slowly move the razor, using only light pressure, in a single direction until the residue is removed. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or you could risk scratching the glass.
Finally, finish off by wiping down the mirror with a cloth dampened with warm water. This will help remove any remaining residue and get the glass back to looking like new.
Removing stickers from mirrors may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and a little patience, it can be done safely and easily. Start by assessing the sticker, then use a hairdryer to warm it up and make it easier to peel away. If the sticker is still stuck, use a little bit of cooking oil to help loosen it. Once the sticker is removed, use a damp cloth to clean off any remaining residue, then use a razor blade to gently scrape off any adhesive residue. Finish off by wiping down the mirror with a cloth dampened with warm water and you’ll have a mirror that looks like new.