I have a picture stuck to the glass. How long should I keep it in the freezer to get it unstuck? Will the freezer break the glass?
Take photo and glass out of the frame.
Wrap in some newspaper to protect it from damage.
Place it in the freezer for an hour, wearing rubber gloves to protect hands in event glass breaks.
Remove photo and glass from the freezer, open the paper, gently pull up on the corner of the photo, it should come away from the glass.
Peeling a picture off glass
Use a blow dryer on low
Start slowly peeling the picture off.
Keep going until you have the whole picture off.
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I have a very old picture that is stuck to this picture frame. I can not make a copy of it and can't risk getting the picture ruined. The picture is too long to fit in the freezer and the blow drier technique doesn't work. What can we do?
By Shannon O.
If you can't scan it at least take a picture or several pictures of it before you try anything. A copy shop like Kinkos or Staples might be able to scan it in larger equipment.
Call a place with a walk-in freezer and talk to them.
I took a pic that was stuck to glass to Walgreens. The tech took the frame apart but left the photo adhered to the glass and scanned that. It came out beautifully and there was no risk. I believe if you try to separate them you will ruin the picture.
I wrapped my silver pieces with plastic wrap and had lines and marks on the silver that would not polish out. I would put acid-free tissue paper around the items first, then use the plastic wrap. Keep the plastic off the metal. I have used Silvercloth with better results. You can buy it by the yard to wrap whatever you need.
How long do you leave the pictures in the freezer for? Thank you for your time.
How do I remove a picture stuck to the glass on an old frame?
By Mitzy from Kenner, LA
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.
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.
Where can I buy the product "Un Du" that removes stuck photos from glass?
By norma from Sayre, PA
The scrap-booking stores sell this product, or something very close to it that will remove items from glass, in one piece.
How do you remove pictures from glass a in frame? It is a very old photo. I am really desperate.
Wrap in newspaper and freeze for an hour. Peel photo gently away from frame.
How do I remove an old photo stuck to a glass frame that is broken?
By Yvonne B.
Try putting it in a freezer for a few hours.
I just tried the freezer thing and it only made the picture start flaking off in pieces so I left it alone. This picture has been stuck to this glass for probably 50 years or more.
How do I remove a photo (without ruining it) from glass when it has gotten wet?
By Judi from Brighton, CO
There is advice in the ThriftyFun archives below. Just scroll down on this page. www.thriftyfun.com/
Photos stuck to the glass in their frames can be difficult to remove. If they are not prints from a printer you can try soaking the glass and photo in warm water.
ThriftyFun is one of the longest running frugal living communities on the Internet. These are archives of older discussions.
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