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Getting Hairspray Residue Off of the Floor

Spraying hairspray daily can cause buildup on bathroom mirrors, walls and floors. The buildup can become sticky, thick and hard to remove. Start fresh in your bathroom and get rid of the tacky hairspray with simple household items.

Get rid of hairspray that may have missed your hair.

Things You Will Need

  • Plastic bucket
  • Shampoo
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Mop or sponge

Spraying hairspray daily can cause buildup on bathroom mirrors, walls and floors.  The buildup can become sticky, thick and hard to remove.

Start fresh in your bathroom and get rid of the tacky hairspray with simple household items.  There's no need for harsh cleaners or special solvents to get rid of hairspray in your bathroom.

  1. Fill a plastic bucket with warm water.
  2. Squirt a bit of shampoo or liquid dishwash soap into the water.
  3. Dip a sponge or mop into the bucket and wring it out.
  4. Dab or mop the spot with the cleaning mixture until you can tell the hairspray is coming off the floor.
  5. Rinse the floor with clean, cold water.
  6. Air dry the bathroom floor when you are done.
  7. Tip

    For stubborn buildup, use a small amount of rubbing alcohol to dissolve the hairspray residue.

Things You Will Need

  • Plastic bucket
  • Shampoo
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Mop or sponge

Tip

  • For stubborn buildup, use a small amount of rubbing alcohol to dissolve the hairspray residue.

About the Author

Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.

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