How to Remove Hairspray From Vinyl Floor

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Things You'll Need

  • Broom

  • Detergent, soap or shampoo

  • Bowl

  • Water

  • Baking soda

  • Sponge, cloth or towel

  • Lemon juice

  • Scrub brush


Shampoo is a good soap choice to clean the floor, since shampoo is made to remove products and residue from hair. Clean frequently to prevent heavy buildup.

Wash that hairspray out of your floor before it becomes too gross.

If you style your hair every day with hairspray, chances are the same fine sticky mist that keeps your locks "glued" in place is also sticking to your linoleum floor. Day after day, this buildup can get worse until one day, your floor is coated in gunky residue. Wet feet on the floor just makes it worse. Take care of it with some simple non-toxic household products.

Step 1

Sweep the floor, then clean using a standard soap and water solution. Rinse with water to remove soapy residue.

Step 2

Stir 1/2 cup of baking soda and 4 cups of water in a bowl to dissolve.

Step 3

Saturate a soft cloth, sponge or towel in the water and baking soda solution, then rub it into the sticky area on the linoleum.

Step 4

Pour a small amount of the solution directly onto the floor and allow it to stand for a couple of minutes if the buildup is particularly stubborn or thick.

Step 5

Wipe away residue with clean towel or cloth.

Step 6

Repeat the application of baking soda and water as needed. Let it stand, and remove the residue with another clean towel or cloth.

Step 7

Create a thick paste from lemon juice and baking soda and apply it to the floor with a scrub brush, if further cleaning power is needed to completely remove the residue.

Step 8

Rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water and towels, and allow it to dry.


Elle Smith

Elle Smith has been an advertising professional for more than 25 years. Her work for ABC, CBS and Sony Pictures Television has appeared on radio, on air, in print and outdoors. In addition, Smith has more than 20 years experience in marketing, graphic arts, commercial photography and print production, and is a licensed real estate agent with property management certification in California.