What will clean hairspray residue off of a bathroom painted wall?

This has been caused from the mist from the hairspray and is sticky when it lands on the walls.
  13 answers
  • Dana Smyth Dana Smyth on Apr 01, 2014
    Someone told me coconut oil, but i haven't tried it yet!!
  • Kendra Kendra on Apr 01, 2014
    I use hair shampoo on mine (in water of course) Gets it out of my hair and off my door! .
  • Rosanne Rosanne on Apr 01, 2014
    I would start with water, then shampoo if there's still a residue.
  • Carolyn Petzolt Carolyn Petzolt on Apr 01, 2014
    White vinegar will do it.
  • Sherry M. Sherry M. on Apr 02, 2014
    I use "Awesome" from the Dollar Tree....it will clean anything but glass. There's a ton of ratio mixes on the bottle for different cleaning uses.
  • B.J. B B.J. B on Apr 02, 2014
    If all else fails try alcohol. Alcohol will take it right off. Be careful though, it might take some of the paint off so I dilute it and wipe gently. Do a test on an inconspicuous place 1st.
  • JudyGangemi JudyGangemi on Apr 03, 2014
    baking soda works on residue on hair so maybe it would work on the walls
  • Vicki Snyder Vicki Snyder on Apr 03, 2014
    Just want to thank all of you for your suggestions. I will give them a try. Sure will be nice to get rid of this sticky mess! Sure appreciate all of your help!
  • CC CC on Apr 03, 2014
    Great suggestions...I have it on a door in my bathroom...I'm going to try these too!
  • Loretta Loretta on Apr 03, 2014
    I used alcohol and it worked. I've been trying to quit using hair spray because what's on our walls and doors is on my beauticians lungs. She has had to quit working because she has something like COPD and her Dr has said it is because of the hairspray and it really makes sense.
  • Gladys Gladys on Apr 04, 2014
    @Loretta , Thanks for that info about hair spray. There are so many things like that which are killing us, and all in the name of vanity. Yes, it's nice to have our hair held in place, but isn't worth dying from.
  • Donna Wilson Donna Wilson on Apr 11, 2015
    Shampoo gets hairspray out of your hair. Shampoo will also take it right off your wall and without damaging your wall. Just dilute some shampoo in some warm water. Take a wash cloth or cleaning cloth, wet it, squeeze excess water out, and wipe your walls down. Rinse with clear water. Had this brainstorm while cleaning my bathroom one day - it worked.
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    • Donna Wilson Donna Wilson on Oct 24, 2015
      @Kathie S You are so very welcome, from one US coast (Georgia) to the other.
  • Bill Croley Bill Croley on Jul 04, 2015
    My wife was a hairdresser for more than 50 years and, yes, she has some lung issues...however, the hairspray is not the only irritant for hairdressers. The colors, peroxides, perms, etc. all have chemical issues. They all irritate the lungs. Hairspray, used properly in a home, does not hurt your lungs anymore than any other chemical. There is a product at the beauty supply that will take that sticky build up right off and will clean the mirrors as well. It is called.Ship Shape and will clean anything in the home. It is safe and won't streak glass or floors. Try some.
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