How to Remove Hairspray From Surfaces

Hairspray can easily build up on nearby surfaces.
Hairspray can easily build up on nearby surfaces. (Image: BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Using hairspray is just part of the morning routine. You do it over and over in the same place, day after day. Before you know it, you have a buildup of hairspray on the wall behind you, on the mirror or even on the floor. The sticky mess will start to attract dirt and grime, so it's a good idea to get it cleaned up on a regular basis.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rag
  • Ammonia
  • Sponge

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Wet a rag with rubbing alcohol.

Wipe over the surface with the rag. This is safe for just about any surface, including wood and glass.

Dampen a sponge with ammonia if the surface still feels sticky. Rub the sponge over the area to clean it. That should get all hairspray residue up.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not use ammonia on a marble surface.


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