Things You'll Need
1 tbsp. liquid fabric softener
Clean your bathroom tiles each week with a diluted vinegar solution to prevent sticky buildup. Use these steps to clean sticky hair spray residue off tiled or painted walls.
As you style your hair, tiny droplets of hair spray become airborne and land on your bathroom tile floor. As these droplets dry, they become sticky and leave a tacky feeling on the tiles. The stickiness serves as a magnet for dirt, dust and debris, eventually causing a dirty tile floor. Sticky hair spray stains can be difficult to remove but need not be a permanent stain on your flooring. Use supplies likely found around your home to remove hair spray stains.
Place 2 tbsp. of water in a bowl, add 1 tbsp. of liquid fabric softener and stir.
Dip a clean cloth in the fabric softener solution and wipe over the hair spray stain on the tile. Let the solution sit for two minutes to soften the stain.
Scrub the floor tiles with the fabric softener and cloth. Wipe dry with another cloth.
Moisten another cloth with rubbing alcohol and rub the remaining sticky hair spray residue to remove it.
Pour a quarter-sized amount of vinegar onto a clean cloth. Clean your bathroom tiles with the vinegar to remove any slippery residue left by the fabric softener solution. Dry the tiles with a clean cloth.
- "Reader's Digest": Fabulous Uses for Fabric Softener
- "Real Simple": How Do I Clean Hairspray Residue Off My Walls?
- "Mother Earth News"; Greener Cleaners--5 Ingredients for Non-Toxic Cleaning; Annie Berthold-Bond; April/May 2004
- Environmental Law Centre: The Five Basics for Non-Toxic Cleaning
- Mrs. Clean: How to Clean Bathroom Tile
Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.