Hair Spray Removal
Name: Charles V. M.
How do I remove an old hair spray buildup from a wood
It all depends on: 1. Is the door painted, finished, stained, or
unfinished wood. 2. If it is painted or finished, is it going to be
refinished or repainted? If so, just use paint stripper or acetone (caution:
both these are flammable).
If you want to leave the finish on the door more or less intact, soapy
ammonia water will work with SOME hair sprays, but not others.
Depending on the formulation of the hair spray, "mineral spirits" also may
work for some but not others.
There are commercial removers, one is called "GooGone", that works pretty
well (that is not a product recommendation).
Consult your our local paint store and/or dry cleaners. They may have
products and/or suggestions too.
In any case, try any method on an unobtrusive part of the door.
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Update: June 2012