How to Get Hairspray Off a Linoleum Floor


When you spray hairspray, not all of it goes on your hair--much of it falls to the floor. Hairspray might hold your hairdo in place, but the same compounds in hairspray that stick to your hair also can stick to your linoleum floor, leaving a dull, sticky film. You can use a simple cleaning solution on the linoleum to regularly remove residue left from hairspray use.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Warm water
  • Nylon brush
  • Towel
  • Cloths
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Sponge
  • Borax
  • Toothbrush

Solution No. 1

  • Make a paste by mixing one part warm water and one part baking soda.

  • Apply the paste to the linoleum by rubbing it on with a dry cloth.

  • Allow the paste to remain on the floor for about five minutes.

  • Scrub over the area with a nylon brush.

  • Wipe the area with a clean, damp cloth. Dry it with a clean, dry towel.

Solution No. 2

  • Pour some rubbing alcohol into a plastic bowl or container.

  • Dip into the alcohol with a cleaning sponge and rub the alcohol onto the linoleum with small circular movements until you cover the entire affected area.

  • Rub back over the area with a clean, dry towel to dry up the alcohol and remove any remaining hairspray residue.

Solution No. 3

  • Mix one tablespoon of borax into a pint of hot water.

  • Use a toothbrush to apply the borax mixture to the affected area of linoleum.

  • Scrub the area with the toothbrush by using small, circular brush strokes.

  • Wipe the area with a clean, damp cloth to clean off the borax solution.

  • Allow the area to air-dry, or you can dry it with a towel.

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