Asked on Apr 30, 2017

How can I remove caked on hairspray from velour type upholstery?

WilliamJudy Summers NewlonKarron Carr


5 answers
  • If you have a steamer, I would use that. You could also use a good carpet cleaner in a can and use hose attachments to vacuum off.
  • Karron Carr
    on Apr 30, 2017

    GP-66 is the best cleaner I've found.
  • William
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Mix a solution of 1/2 cup isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol with 1/2 cup cool water. Sponge the alcohol solution onto the affected area and let it work for at least ten minutes. Blot away the moisture with plain white cloths or paper towels. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the hair spray residue is transferred to the cloth.

    Allow the area to air dry away from direct heat or sunlight. Repeat the steps if necessary and then vacuum to lift the fibers.

    If the stain remains, mix one teaspoon of white vinegar with one cup of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.
    • Cori Widen
      on May 1, 2017

      Do you think you could add some essential oils or something to counteract the vinegar smell? I love vinegar for cleaning but with upholstery I always wonder if the smell will go away...
  • Judy Summers Newlon
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Thanks for your suggestion, I will definitely try them!
  • William
    on May 1, 2017

    Great idea with the essential oil, Cori! Wouldn't want to sit in something that smells like a salad
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