Flocking or artificial snow is often sprayed on Christmas trees and windows to give that white Christmas look. Being made of cellulose, artificial snow is easy to remove, just by pulling your finger through it. However, fake snow can leave a milky white tacky substance after removing most of the bulky residue. But, with several household items you will manage to remove those white residues quite easily.
Since this year we didn’t have much snow, I decided to grab some artificial snow spray and decorate my house. So, I start spraying my windows and drawing stars and other Christmas motifs such as slays, a tiny Santa, Rudolph and so on. Like this wasn’t enough, my son decided to draw on the driveway. It’s all fun and games until you want to remove the artificial snow. If you were naughty, like us, you may want to check our fake snow removal method.
- Vacuum cleaner
- Paper towel
- Window cleaner
- Mild dish detergent
Steps to clean artificial snow:
1. Brush the fake snow with a broom, and then vacuum the spray-on snow debris. You can attach the suction nozzle – that accompanies your vacuum cleaner set – to the vacuum cleaner and flush against the wreath branches.
2. The next move is to soak the paper towel in 1 tablespoon of window cleaner and rub the soaked paper towel against the stained windows or mirrors. Use circular motions when rubbing and apply pressure for 30 seconds. Repeat this process until the stains are completely gone. It shouldn’t take long.
3. Another quick way to remove fake snow from windows is to mix 2 tablespoons of mild dish soap to 1 gallon of hot water and use it to wash up the windows. Since there wasn’t too much snow on Christmas this year and you’ve decided to snow-up the sidewalk, then you can use the 1 gallon soapy water and concrete brush to remove the fake snow off the pavement.
Be careful not to inhale the flocking as you remove it. You may want to cover your mouth and nose with a mask.