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how to remove hairspray residue from bathroom wall

Started 1343233472.187 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1343782920.843 by mlw42

I need your help, I've used shampoo and fabric softener as I've heard these products would remove the spray. Guess what, it didn't work for me....... bummer!!!!!!! Help please

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Dishy1343233524.963838 PostsRegistered 1/4/2009

409. NOT the kitchen cleaner. The original de-greaser. I also use it to clean the product build up on combs and brushes.

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Brinklii1343233728.93710278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Rubbing alcohol.

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AnikaBrodie1343243327.80715453 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The NE state of mountains and valleys

I'd try Simple Green

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mlw421343257449.987818 PostsRegistered 1/12/2009
Thank u for your suggestions, I'll give them a try.

colliegirls1343258692.4777139 PostsRegistered 5/13/2012

I have hairspray stuck on my tile floor too, I have used bleach before but that is not very healthy to use. Will 409 take care of that??

conlt1343258903.1231913 PostsRegistered 5/22/2007

I would try Spic and Span. It really works on many things.

SuesCat1343260918.3332316 PostsRegistered 7/11/2012CT

I'm really not wanting to be a buzz-kill here, but if it's that difficult to remove from walls - what might it doing to our lungs, skin, kiddos, furbabies? 'Wish we could all live a life, or have that perfect hairstyle/cut, that didn't require hairspray!

That said, 'sorry i don't have any suggestions. I know Lysol takes all kinds of gunk off surfaces, but i'm not sure if it would strip the paint on your walls. Colliegirls, i would definitely try it on the tile floors, though. 'Hope this helps. Good Luck, All!

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SandyMG1343262459.8271211 PostsRegistered 11/30/2008

I had it on the bathroom door (because it is directly in back of my vanity) and I used my steamer and it got it off with a microfiber clothe.

colliegirls1343265555.1977139 PostsRegistered 5/13/2012
On 7/25/2012 SuesCat said:

I'm really not wanting to be a buzz-kill here, but if it's that difficult to remove from walls - what might it doing to our lungs, skin, kiddos, furbabies? 'Wish we could all live a life, or have that perfect hairstyle/cut, that didn't require hairspray!

That said, 'sorry i don't have any suggestions. I know Lysol takes all kinds of gunk off surfaces, but i'm not sure if it would strip the paint on your walls. Colliegirls, i would definitely try it on the tile floors, though. 'Hope this helps. Good Luck, All!

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You are so right, SuesCat, I have often thought of how it must coat our lungs year after year. I usually spray and run!!!

AnnikaC1343268845.9131004 PostsRegistered 4/26/2011

Really hot water and a microfiber cloth. That's what has worked for me.

mlw421343270404.423818 PostsRegistered 1/12/2009
On 7/25/2012 SandyMG said:

I had it on the bathroom door (because it is directly in back of my vanity) and I used my steamer and it got it off with a microfiber clothe.


This hint sounds like it may do the trick...... thank you SandyMG....... I'll give it a try tomorrow & let you all know how it worked! Thanks again everyone for your suggestions...

nursekeke1343313471.897532 PostsRegistered 5/25/2011SW,Oklahoma

Mine gets on my bathroom door too because it's behind my vanity. I used vinegar and hot water one time and it worked pretty good. I live in an apt with those really cheap thin doors so I'm kinda afraid stuf will ruin the door.

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robomo1343313540.639451 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

Use a steam cleaner if you have one. I have a hand held one that it works great.

mlw421343434465.58818 PostsRegistered 1/12/2009
On 7/26/2012 robomo said:

Use a steam cleaner if you have one. I have a hand held one that it works great.


Well I tried my little steamer, along with a microfiber cloth and it did take some of the hairspray off the wall. I'm going to do it again this weekend along with straight vinegar, that may be the perfect combination......... thanks again for your suggestion using a steamer!

KentuckyWo­man1343436363.9931802 PostsRegistered 10/29/2009

I have used very warm water and white distilled vinegar. (one gallon hot water and 1/2 cup of white vinegar) This solution is what the salesman at the tile store told me to use. I use it on the porcelain floor and painted drywalls as well. I never spray my hair or perfume in the bathroom anymore. We just recently remodeled our bathroom and our contractor suggested I not do that.

Dishy1343663821.537838 PostsRegistered 1/4/2009

colliegirls - Yes, regular 409 will work. Just spray it, wait for a minute or two and wipe or mop it up.

dakinewahi­ne1343677756.49671 PostsRegistered 6/11/2012

Wowsers! What kind of hairspray are you using? I use Paul Mitchell Fast Drying Sculpting spray. While it does get on the wall and floor, it comes up very easily with a little soap and water.

An old hairdresser friend of mine said that some of the cheaper hairsprays have plastic in them. {#emotions_dlg.scared} He would always say that he knows being a hairdress isn't heart surgery, but he took his job seriously and never recommended anything but Paul Mitchell products. Of course he used to work for the man. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

wilma1343677931.9113157 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007

I use a Magic Eraser on other wall scuffs and marks; maybe it would work on hairspray.

Rock_chick1343750189.3838809 PostsRegistered 10/29/2007Central Texas

Let us know what worked!!! :)

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mlw421343782920.84818 PostsRegistered 1/12/2009

Ladies, I've been busy with company visiting and just haven't had the chance to try the steamer again, I promise when things calm down around here I'll let you all know.... thanks again for all of your tips/suggestions.

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