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How To Get Hairspray Off Walls


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Are you tired of having hairspray all over your walls and everything else? This simple tip will show you how to get hairspray off walls easily.

this tip will show you how to get hairspray off walls from this silver can of hair spray

If you are looking for the best solution on how to get hairspray off walls, this post is for you! Even though it is intended for your hair, using hair spray also means it gets everywhere – doors, walls, floors, counter top, sink, curling iron, etc. So what’s the easiest solution to get hairspray off walls? It’s SHAMPOO!

Think about it, we use shampoo in the shower to get the hairspray out of our hair, so why not use it to get it off of everything else too?!

Here is what you need:


  1. Fill the spray bottle with a mixture of 1/3 shampoo to 2/3 water.
  2. Swirl to mix {if you shake it will get too bubbly}.
  3. Spray the shampoo mixture on the walls, doors, floors, counter top, curling irons, etc.
  4. Let it set for at least a minute or two.
  5. Using a sponge, scrub the shampoo mixture off. Be careful when scrubbing the walls, don’t use too much pressure because you don’t want to take the paint off the walls!
  6. Using a clean cloth, dry the walls.
  7. After drying the walls, door, etc. run your hand along them, this is what I call the “touch test”. If the surface still feels a little sticky then repeat the process, there might be layers and layers of hair spray that need to be removed. The walls, doors, etc. will feel smooth when you are finished!

Note: I want to mention this because I don’t want you to lose the paint on your walls. DO NOT use a Magic Eraser. Magic Erasers are great, but not for this task. You would have to scrub too hard to get the hairspray off the walls and it will end up taking paint off your walls, I learned this the hard way trying to get it off my baseboards. :/

Happy scrubbing!

More Easy Cleaning Tips

Now that you know how to get hairspray off your walls, here are more cleaning tips and hacks to try.

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About the Author: Anna is the creative blogger from Ask Anna. She loves to answer your household questions about cleaning, organizing, decorating and more! Anna was a monthly contributor on Somewhat Simple in 2011- 2012.

 This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2011


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