No more glue on mirrors

Perfect reflection: How to remove super glue from mirrors

Easily remove super glue from mirrors yourself. Whether it’s an unsightly blob or a dried lump, learn how to quickly clean it off.

How to remove super glue from mirrors—and what you should know

When a mirror has a smudge of glue on it, you may be tempted to replace it. Don’t. It can be fixed easily with a few simple products that you likely have around the house.

Best methods for removing super glues from mirrors

Here's what you’ll need to remove glue:

  • Soft cloth 
  • A sponge
  • Water
  • Razorblade or some sort of scraper


  1. Remove any glue you can pick off with your fingernail or a blunt tool
  2. Next, use a glass cleaner and a cloth to wipe off anything that will come up with a little pressure
  3. Use water on a cloth and rub it in in a circular motion
  4. Continue the process until the glue is removed 
  5. Clean mirror with glass cleaner or water and a paper towel 

A mirror, although made of glass, doesn't necessarily have the same properties as glass. Therefore, do not use gasoline or vinegar, which may work on glass, but are likely to damage the surface of a mirror. Razor blades or metal scrapers may also damage the mirror, so use plastic when possible.

How to remove super glue from your mirror—and remount

If your project involves remounting a mirror that you have cleaned up, you will want to know what the best glue is for that application.

Loctite PL 520 Mirror Adhesive is a high-performance adhesive formulated especially for mounting mirrors. It can be used on most structurally sound interior surfaces such as wood, drywall, metal and painted surfaces. It is easy to apply plus, its low VOC formulation is safe to use and environmentally friendly.