How to Clean Pepper Spray Off Glass or Other Items


Pepper spray is a chemical compound used to irritate someone's eyes, resulting in pain, tears and possibly temporary blindness. It is often used as a personal self-defense tool by individuals and to control large crowds and riots by members of law enforcement. Pepper spray is oil-based, and oil- based cleaning agents should not be used when cleaning the spray since this only worsens the problem. Use a few common household items to properly clean up the spray if it gets onto any surface, including glass.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid dish soap (grease fighting)
  • Water
  • Small bucket
  • Soft cloth
  • Fill a small bucket with cool water. Warm water will further agitate the pepper spray.

  • Add a ½ tbsp. of liquid dish soap to the bucket. Dip a soft cloth into the soap mixture.

  • Wipe down the glass or surface with the water and soap. Wring and then dip the cloth into the soap solution. Continue to wipe down the glass until all of the pepper spray is removed from the item. Dry the surface using a soft cloth.

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