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How can I remove permanent hair dye from my painted wall?
Val from Canada
Hey, hair dye freak here. I can't say it enough, LAVA SOAP! Found at your local hardware store, buy the bar. I get hair dye EVERYWHERE every month: be it purple, red, pink or blue. It is very safe since it is made to wash your skin. I use it to get the dye off my skin, sink, counter, tub. I haven't gotten it on the wall yet. Good Luck to you!
I have used the q-tip dipped in bleach and it worked. It took a couple secs to disappear, but now you cant tell it was there.
Confirmed - toilet bowl cleaner works! :)
Ajax utlra bathroom and Toothpaste, I saw it on another site when I was trying to get the dye off the floor last time I did my hair. It's also a good go to if you can't use bleach. Currently using it on my wall :/
By Helen R from Devonport, Tasmania
Toothpaste helped me!! Just put some elbow grease into it and it came off easy
Does anyone know how to get red hair dye off of a newly painted light green bathroom wall? I used hairspray, ammonia, and gentle Soft Scrub. They haven't worked. I'm afraid to use bleach as it might turn it white. Any ideas?
By Sheri from Chino, CA
Repaint the spot with the stain on it.
Hopefully you kept some of the paint so you can touch up the spot. :-(
I don't think bleach should hurt your paint. Try it on an inconspicuous spot to see. Bleach takes the color out of things that are dyed, like clothing. Paint is not the same thing.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. lol. I too have red hair and have made a lot of mess over the years. What works for me on walls, counter tops, and even the floor are the Mr. Clean Sponges. They are amazing and work for me every time. Hope this helps.
How to remove hair dye from bathroom walls?
By Judy R
If the walls are plastic like from a shower enclosure or tile Clorox cleanup takes it off.
Hand sanitizer takes it off
How do I get hair dye off a painted bathroom wall after it has dried for a few minutes? OK, so my wife dyed her hair in my mom's bathroom which of course she did not see it at the time. She tried cleaning it and so did I and I think it may have eaten through the paint. So does that mean I have to paint the walls. Cause I don't think any cleaner will work.
I think your mum just won a new paint job for her bathroom. Stuff happens. Apologise profusely and ask her if she'd like a different colour or any decoration changes while you're at the repair job.
And hey, if she's anything like me, she'll say 'Oh, there's a tin of the paint in the garage for just this sort of mishap:)' and all you'll have to do is a spot job.
How do you remove hair dye from a painted wall?
How do I remove hair dye from a wall?
I use black hair dye occasionally. Sometimes I see some splashes on the walls. How can I remove it?
Our granddaughter got black hair dye on the wall in her bathroom. Is there anything that will remove it?
By Judy R
l have tried to remove dark hair dye from my bathroom walls with nail polish remover and straight bleach, but it won't come out.
I dyed my hair black last weekend and it won't come out of my walls and floor. What should I use to get it out? I used everything I could think of. Please help.
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Does anyone know how to remove hair dye splatters on bathroom paint?
I used vinegar and Soft Scrub, but only had luck getting the dye off the painted walls.
These two didn't work on the painted cabinet, which is weird because the paint here is a kind of gloss and you'd think the dye would come off easier.
The dye came off easier on the walls which were painted with flat paint.
Thanks for your help.
Smoochie from Houston, TX
I make a mess every single time I dye my hair. Bleach on a sponge gets it off walls and floors. Everything except the vanity which is painted with a high gloss stain. Yes, you would think it would come right off a finish like that. Weird, isn't it? (09/23/2007)
You might try the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I was surprised what it can do. I bought a generic 2 pak at the Dollar Tree and they work just as good. (09/25/2007)
If it is white enamel paint, I just used some more white enamel paint and it covered it up. This was in an older house. (02/26/2008)
This is the absolute best way. Today, I did the same thing.
And came looking for ways to get it off. None of these solutions worked.
So, I was thinking of all the things, that I had in the house.
I remembered reading in a fashion magazine that using nail polish remover would work.
Sure enough it came right out. (05/11/2008)
My teenager got blue hair dye all over the bathroom. I tried vinegar all that did was take the paint of the wall (good thing it was a little spot) so I tried the toilet cleaner with bleach worked like a charm! Thanks everyone. (05/22/2008)
This works every time! Especially on white walls. Put whitening tooth paste (I use Arm and Hammer with baking soda) on the spot and leave there over night. Simply wipe off the tooth paste in the morning and voowala. (08/11/2008)
Bathroom cleaner with bleach works great for getting it off hardwood floors and baseboards.
The only way I've found to get hair dye off the toilet lid and seat is to use Goof Off and a Scotch Brite pad. Works really well, but be careful because you are removing a thin layer of white coating as well. Good for one-time removal, but I wouldn't use it more than that. (10/04/2008)
I just managed to get black hair dye on a white painted wooden door. You can get it out by dipping a damp cloth in vanish stain remover (the one for clothing) and then scrubbing the stain for about 10 minutes and it should fade and come out. Also, it didn't damage the door. (10/15/2009)
After dying my hair last weekend, I discovered dye spots on the bathroom wall - something I was especially unhappy about as a renter ;)
I went after the spots with Ajax and a whole host of other cleaners before I finally resorted to using some Sno-Bowl (toilet bowl cleaner) and a sponge; the spots came right out! I was impressed.
Make sure you leave the bathroom window open if you use this method, however, as the smell of the cleaner tends to hang out for quite a while.
Happy dye-ing :)
By Ashley (02/12/2005)
Thanks for the tip, gonna try it on my toilet lid that I dripped on a few weeks ago (02/14/2005)
One of my hair dresses told me you can get hair dye off your skin with more hair dye. Use the left over in your container and rub it on the spot. Maybe this will work for you. (02/20/2005)
By Monita Paulson
Try Oxy-Clean. I had hair dye on my bathroom carpet that had been there for about 3 or 4 months and after trying numerous things to remove it I made a strong solution of Oxy-Clean and it took it right out without much scrubbing. Hope it helps! (06/14/2005)
I dyed my hair and I didn't use the gloves its all over my hands i have tried a lot of things what do you think I should use to get this off? (07/03/2005)
Way back in the day, eighth grade to be exact, me and my friend Teresa were dying the ends of our hair blue and managed to get blue hair dye all over the painted wall, and bathroom sink. Mix powder laundry detergent with water to make a paste and leave it on the dyed spot for 5-10 minutes and then wipe it off with a washrag. If it does not come of scrub it gently with the rag and water. (07/15/2005)
I tried Clorox toilet bowl cleaner because I didn't have Sno-Bowl and it worked! (12/20/2006)
How do I remove hair dye from the bath(not plastic). (03/21/2007)
I know someone out there would be able to answer this for me. I accidentally got red, permanent hair dye on a painted wall and need to know how to remove it. I have tried awesome and that didnt work. Please help me! Thank you in advance for your help and advice. I do not know what type of paint, we rent.
jmz2005 from illinois
You might try a paste of powdered bleach and water. Another solution to try might be a paste of RIT dye remover and water. Be sure to use gloves with both of these ideas. (04/11/2006)
I just read another "dye on the wall" solution located on this same website. Try toilet bowl cleaner with a sponge. Said it took it out right of way. Hope this helps! (04/11/2006)
Try plain, pure ammonia. It takes permanent dye out of my clothing when my hair dress makes a boo-boo.
I took a q-tip with a little laundry bleach and dabbed it on, worked for me. (04/11/2006)
My sons girlfriend died her hair purple at my house and got it all over the fixtures and bathroom door. We used peroxide on cotton balls and were able to get most all of the color off. After all they use peroxide to dye hair so I figured why not! (04/12/2006)
I used the toilet bowl cleaner which lightened the hair dye. Then I used Soft Scurb with bleach. Removed the stains instantly. (04/18/2007)