Getting Hairspray Residue Off of the Floor

Get rid of hairspray that may have missed your hair.
Get rid of hairspray that may have missed your hair. (Image: BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Spraying hairspray daily can cause buildup on bathroom mirrors, walls and floors. The buildup can become sticky, thick and hard to remove. Start fresh in your bathroom and get rid of the tacky hairspray with simple household items. There's no need for harsh cleaners or special solvents to get rid of hairspray in your bathroom.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic bucket
  • Shampoo
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Mop or sponge

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Fill a plastic bucket with warm water.

Squirt a bit of shampoo or liquid dishwash soap into the water.

Dip a sponge or mop into the bucket and wring it out.

Dab or mop the spot with the cleaning mixture until you can tell the hairspray is coming off the floor.

Rinse the floor with clean, cold water.

Air dry the bathroom floor when you are done.

Tips & Warnings

  • For stubborn buildup, use a small amount of rubbing alcohol to dissolve the hairspray residue.


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