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Old 02-27-2009, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hey gang,

I searched on this site and it seems that TSP is the recommended way to remove Hairspray from bathroom walls prior to painting.

I tried this a couple of years ago and it didn't help much. I sanded, used shampoo and eventually just did a couple of extra coats in that area to get coverage.

Was it because my TSP is old or I didn't mix it strong enough.

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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Although TSP is a great cleaner, hairspray is one of the things it can't handle

You may need to break out the odd solvents here

It depends on what type of hairspray, but it may need acetone or lacquer thinner

And yes...hairspray film is possibly the worst/hardest thing to remove

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
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This is definitely one hat I do not wear... what does hairspray do to the paint job if not removed? Does it matter what the existing paint is or what paint is to be applied? I know plain water works fine for cleaning it off other surfaces, but I am assuming it can't be washed off the walls with warm water? I have some ugly and poorly maintained walls in one bath that I'd like to put a 'fresco-like' finish on... would this be a concern for this application as well?
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:45 PM   #4
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Did you get the real TSP or the phosphate-free TSP? The phosphate-free doesn't work as well, IMO.

My friend had to clean a thick layer of hairspray off of a wooden door when she was moving out of a house she rented. The TSP did the trick very nicely.
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In my opinion you are best to clean with TSP or Dirtex and then sand. Use a sealing primer. Use Zinsser PermaWhite semi-gloss paint which can be tinted to any color your want.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:47 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, I'll write this info down and put in our Home improvement notebook for the next time I paint one of the bathrooms.
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TSP or Dirtex can work well if you sand and seal

I'm surprised TSP alone worked for gma's friend
But, as the content of hairspray can vary (so therefore the "best" cleanser can vary), as can the build-up, as can the removal effort, as can TSP concentration in a mix, I suppose I shouldn't be that surprised
TSP is a pretty good cleaner (pretty much fail/safe) for paint prep in most cases

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