Dear Home Ec 101,
How do you get stuck on hairspray off walls and a cheap linoleum bathroom floor?
Tacky in Texas
Oh it’s the dreaded hairspray overspray!
The answer is deceptively simple. You’ll need hot water and elbow grease. Use an old rag and water as hot as you can stand it. This should work for semi-gloss paint and your linoleum. If you have flat pain, wipe carefully.
If you have wallpaper, use cool water and sponge gently.
If there is a heavy build up of hairspray make a paste of baking soda and water, gently rub that into the stains and then wipe off. Follow this with clear water. As always, please test this in an inconspicuous spot.
A last resort to try is diluted fabric softener, again test please. Dilute 1 part fabric softener with 2 parts water. Spray and then wipe. Never use this method on wallpaper, as it is probably one of the most effective wall paper removers I’ve ever used.
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