Tuesday, August 23, 2011

100 Tips in 100 Days - Day 20

HAIRSPRAY! No, not the musical. Hairspray comes in at # 20 on the 100 tips list. Almost everybody has at least one can of hairspray in their home. This common hair styling product isn't just for maintaining a coiffure, it can be used for everything from removing glue to preserving recipe cards. Check out these great uses for hairspray posted by Anna Sattler on diylife.com.

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Uncommon uses for hairspray

  • Preserve kiddies drawings and keep them from fading by coating with hairspray.
  • Use hairspray to remove ink marks from walls.
  • Use hairspray to remove ink stains from fabric by spraying the item before you wash it.
  • Stop pantyhose from a continuous run by spraying with hairspray; if that doesn't work, and the pantyhose can't be worn anymore, here are some tips on reusing those pantyhose.
  • The next time you have to wrap a present with newspaper, give the paper a nice sheen by spraying with hairspray.
  • Preserve leaves in your flower arrangements and the color in autumn leaves with a spritz of hairspray.
  • Spray over chalk artwork to keep the chalk from coming off.
  • Spray polished metals like brass and copper so they keep their shine longer and are more resistant to fingerprints.
  • Easily remove glue by spraying liberally with hairspray.
  • Spray a zipper that wants to fall down with hairspray. It will stay in place. When it comes time to get the zipper down, use baby oil to get it unstuck.
  • Pet hair removal is easily accomplished if you spray a tissue with hairspray and wipe the furniture. The pet hair sticks to the tissue.
  • Kill flying insects with a shot of hairspray. I like to do this if a bee or wasp gets into the house, as it is less toxic than using bug spray.
  • Save your recipe cards from food stains by spraying them with hairspray to keep them clean. Just wipe off when you are done using the recipe card.
  • Straighten ruffled curtains by holding the folds in the curtain and spraying with hairspray to keep the folds in place.
  • Remove lipstick stains by spraying the stain and letting sit for a few minutes before wiping away the lipstick.
  • After you are done polishing your shoes with a banana, spray them with hairspray to keep them shiny.
  • Maureen Carter has a great post about making rub-on transfers: one of the necessary items to make the transfers is hairspray.

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