How do I remove a picture stuck to the glass on an old frame?
By Mitzy from Kenner, LA
By lorraine mcdonald07/16/2010
Simply put it in plain warm water and gently use a finger to rub and massage it and it will release itself with no damage. Don't force it. Shake it off and blot dry with clean cloth, no lint type. Lay between two pieces of wax paper and weight it down so it dries flat.
If you want to save the photograph, the best thing to do is go to a photo lab and see if it can be done safely.
Do not use something abrasive like steel wool or an SOS pad, this can scratch some glass
Buy a flat razor. Spray some water or Windex on the surface and scrape off the sticky residue with the flat razor
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