Fingerprints on object surfaces can be removed using a variety of techniques, including toothpaste, cornstarch, and transparent tape. Fingerprints and smudges can be removed from walls with toothpaste, while fingerprints on wallpaper can be safely removed with a cornstarch and water solution. Fingerprints can be removed without causing damage by pressing a piece of clear plastic tape on a television, computer, or LCD screen.
Fingerprints on stainless steel objects can be erased by scrubbing the affected area with soap and then polishing it with ordinary wood polish. Vinegar can also be used to safely remove fingerprints from stainless steel objects. Fingerprints and smudges can be removed off glass and mirrors with baby wipes or microfiber cloths. Smudges and prints on painted walls can also be removed with baby wipes. Fingerprints on cellular phone keypads should constantly be cleaned using microfiber cloths, as abrasive fibres can cause scratches on the screens.
A DIY combination of mineral oil and lemon extract can be used to remove fingerprints left on bare wood surfaces. The solution can be applied to the wood immediately and polished with a dry cloth. Following the polishing step, sprinkling the area with cornstarch helps to absorb up any remaining mineral oil.