Hairspray can build up on surfaces in the bathroom over time and make them look corroded and dull. Here’s how to clean hairspray off of bathroom fixtures!
I braid my daughter Kennedy’s hair in front of the left-hand mirror in our master bathroom at least a few times a week. I always finish off with a good bit of hairspray and I noticed recently as I dusted away some of the toilet paper fuzz from our toilet paper roll holder, that it was covered in speckles from my overspray. I know this happens in other households all the time so I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a little cleaning demo. 🙂
Tools Needed to Clean Hairspray off of Bathroom Fixtures
- Rubbing Alcohol
- A soft, lint-free cloth (I used my favourite e-cloth Glass and Polishing Cloth, as I do for anything shiny)
- A little bit of patience, depending on the fixture in question.
If you don’t have a bottle of rubbing alcohol in the house, you’re missing out. Just look at all of the handy-dandy uses for it around the house!
The Cleaning Method
Rubbing alcohol is already a great glass cleaner because it cuts through oily fingerprints and basically any kind of streaky grime with ease, and it’s basically the same story with bathroom fixtures. If you have really shiny chrome or polished nickel fixtures, the hairspray should come of super easily.
Just pour a little bit of rubbing alcohol onto your cloth, then wipe and polish the hairspray-covered surface until all the hairspray dots are gone.
I find that cleaning hairspray off of mirrors is a bit more difficult for some reason and the hairspray really likes to hold one. The best thing to do is to, again, pour your rubbing alcohol onto your cloth, but this time hold your dampened cloth on top of the hair spray speckles for about 10 seconds, then begin wiping. You’ll see that the spots where you held the rubbing alcohol-soaked cloth will be dissolved and will have been completely cleaned off of your mirror. Repeat this process until all surfaces of the mirror are clean!
So that’s my hairspray cleaning trick! Do you have another method that you like to use?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.