How to Remove Stickers From a Mirror Without Damaging It

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Things You'll Need

  • Razor blade

  • Scraper holder

  • Paper towels

  • Glass cleaner

  • Mineral oil or Goo-Gone

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Stickers are easy to remove from a hard, non-porous material like a mirror. Putting chemicals on the sticker in an effort to remove them will not damage the surface. You can remove a sticker from a mirror without damaging it if you use some special tools. Never use a knife or sharp, pointed object on a mirror or else you may scratch it. Once you melt the sticker's adhesive, you should be able to easily take it off the mirror without damaging it.


Step 1

Apply some mineral oil or a product specially formulated to remove stickers, such as Goo-Gone, to the sticker. Pour it over the sticker and wait half an hour for the sticker to become fully saturated. The Goo-Gone or mineral oil will melt the adhesive and make the removal process easier.

Step 2

Insert a new, flat razor blade into a scraper holder, which you can find at a hardware store. The scraper prevents the razor from scratching the mirror with its sharp edges, and also protects your fingers.


Step 3

Scrape the sticker off with the razor, being careful not to press down too hard.

Step 4

Spray the mirror with glass cleaner and wipe away the rest of the sticker residue with paper towels.


Using a razor without a scraper holder may cause injury or damage the mirror.