In case you were wondering …

Cheap-ass, aerosol hairspray removes blue, Bic ballpoint-pen ink from valuable wood, such as hardwood floors and coffee tables. Spray generously and dab with a clean cloth.

I have yet to learn whether it takes ink off little boys’ hands and faces.

4 Responses to “In case you were wondering …”

  • flonkbob
    November 16, 2005 at 5:26 pm

    Sounds like a fun day at the ol’ homestead. 😉


  • dakini_grl
    November 16, 2005 at 5:52 pm

    Jeez, and all these years I thought Mom Spit was the universal solvent. Shows you what I know. At least he’ll be primed for face painting come burn time.


  • grlfury
    November 16, 2005 at 8:22 pm

    Here i am being the bearer of ill news again. The reason it takes off inkpen is that cheep ass hair spray is shalac, we used it in art class all the time as a matte finish sealant. To keep it liquid it the stuff in the can is mostly solvent. It will take off the ink from a pen…. as well as the finish on your table.


  • sarabellae
    November 16, 2005 at 8:33 pm

    I figured as much, however I can discern no difference/damage in either the floor or the table, either by looking or feeling. I didn’t let it sit on the surface more than a second or two.


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