Hairspray is not very popular these days because of the number of alternatives on the market, but your grandma (or somebody else’s) probably has some that you could borrow to try out these tips.
- Pictures that the kids have drawn with hairspray. It will preserve them and stop them from fading.
- Use hairspray to remove ink marks from hard surfaces. Just spray and wipe.
- Ink stains on fabrics can be removed by spraying with hairspray before washing
- Ladders in stockings or tights can be stopped by spraying with hairspray
- Spraying newspaper with hairspray gives it a sheen and makes excellent wrapping paper
- Hairspray will preserve leaves in a flower display and help to keep the colour in autumn leaves
- Artwork done in chalks can be stabilised with hairspray. Spray over and the chalk won’t come off.
- After polishing metal like brass and copper, spray with hairspray as it will keep it shiny for longer
- Hair spray will remove some kinds of dried on glue
- If you have a zipper that keeps coming down spray it with hairspray containing lacquer and it will stay up
- Spray hairspray onto a tissue and use to pick pet hairs off of soft furnishings. They will stick to the tissue.
- Hairspray is a good emergency insect spray and will kill most flying insects
- Spray recipe cards used in the kitchen with hairspray. It will help to keep them clean.
- Straighten out ruffled curtains. Hold curtain in folds and spray with hairspray to keep them there. This works best with thin fabrics.
- Hairspray will also remove lipstick. Spray and leave for few minutes and then wipe away.
- Polish shoes and add a coating of hairspray and they will stay shiny longer
Caution: Hairspray can be inflammable, depending on the brand, so keep the spray away from fires, candles, etc. Do not inhale the spray while you are using it.
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