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How do I remove hairspray from mirrors?
Try using Dissolve AP cleaner. You can find it in Sally's or any beauty supply house. Make sure you don't confuse it with Fuller's Dissolve, this is NOT the same thing (I've made the mistake once). It works unbelieveable at getting the hairspray up off any surface, not just mirrors. The company that makes it is Agility Group, you can purchase it online too...
My mirror was pretty bad with hair spray but with a good rub of alcohol it come off completely. 25/01/08
Mix baking soda and warm water in a spritz bottle and clean your mirrors, counters or floors. Told to me by my hair dresser. Good luck I personally know it does work!
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I am trying to get hairspray off of mirrors. I've tried alcohol, hot water, and Magic Eraser. Some of these things work sometimes, but not all the time. Any other ideas that will definitely work? I desperately need help please.
Thanks a bunch.
By SR from TX
Try acetone or nail polish remover. Put some on a cotton ball and hold onto the hair spray spots for a few seconds then rub away. I once got super glue on a glass plate and used this technique to get it off and it worked. Good luck! (04/21/2010)
Try straight ammonia (it also works for nicotine and smoke damage after a fire). But my all time favorite cleaner (for practically everything really stubborn) is the Dollar Store equivalent of "Scrubbing Bubbles" (a bathroom spray-cleaner in an aerosol can). It cleans most anything! In fact, when my oil furnace exploded years ago, it's the only thing that would clean up that nasty, oily soot)! Also, I've had Dollar Store employees tell me that contractors will come in and purchase "Awesome" by the case, because it removes tar from carpeting! Another idea: fingernail polish remover, it's gotta work! (there are 2 kinds, one for artificial nails and regular, which is stronger). You must be using some heavy duty hairspray! (04/21/2010)
Hand sanitizer gel removes hairspray on mirrors instantly.
Dawn puts out a product called Power Dissolver that will take anything off anything. I've even used it to take old dried on paint spots off items. Fantastic product! (04/22/2010)
Dampen the mirror and use the old single-edge razor blade. You (or your hubby) probably has one in the tool box. (04/22/2010)
Use colored ink from a newspaper and warm water. Put on gloves, bunch up a couple sheets of colored newspaper and rub going down the mirror. Do not touch anything white like caulking or sheet rock. The ink will shine it also. From an old southern lady who does this often. I have four mirrors at my house and several at my camp. People always think I hire a cleaning company and it is just little ole me.
Use window cleaner. Put it on thick, let it sit. Then keep reapplying. (Don't let it dry in between). It will get hairspray off of the mirror. Good luck! (04/25/2010)
How do I remove hair spray buildup from my bathroom mirror?
By greatmemaw20646 from La Plata, MD
Try using rubbing alcohol on a rag. (10/04/2009)
How do you remove hairspray from a mirror?
Try using Dissolve AP cleaner. You can find it in Sally's or any beauty supply house. Make sure you don't confuse it with Fuller's Dissolve, this is not the same thing (I've made the mistake once). It works unbelievably well at getting the hairspray up off any surface, not just mirrors. The company that makes it is Agility Group, you can purchase it online, too. (05/16/2007)
By Cleaning Junkie
Windex and Magic eraser. I own a cleaning company and this works better than anything I've tried. It's easier too. (05/17/2007)
My mirror was pretty bad with hair spray, but with a good rub of alcohol it come off completely. 25/01/08 (01/25/2008)
To clean the mirror in bathroom when it has hair spray on it, use warm water on a rag and wipe it good. Then use paper towels or a dry rag to dry it. This works GREAT!
Rubbing alchohol works great also. (06/24/2004)
I recently saw a show where they coated a clean bathroom mirror with shaving cream, then wiped it off. It kept the mirror from fogging up, the next time the shower was used. Sounds like it might prevent the hairspray from sticking to it, too.
It's worth a try! (12/31/2004)
Rubbing alcohol worked better than anything we had tried. It was great and so easy! (07/01/2005)
To clean hairspray easily off a mirror, scrape the surface with a straight edged razer blade, then wipe clean. Unfortunately this will not work for any surface that will be damaged by the razer blade. (11/19/2006)