Dyeing your hair at home can save you a lot of money. However, sometimes there are accidents. A common unexpected outcome of the home dye job is stains on the woodwork or cabinetry. This is a guide about removing hair dye from wood.
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I just did this and it worked perfectly! Use nail polish remover, a Brillo pad and makeup remover wipes. After you are done, go over the area with wood floor cleaner to make it shine. You would never know there was hair dye on the wood. There was so much of it before I cleaned it this way.
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Here are questions related to Removing Hair Dye from Wood.
How do I remove dark hair dye off a light colored wood with out removing the paint?
By Ashley C.04/01/2015
After failed attempts trying to use color remover for skin and trying to use nail polish remover on my wooden steps, I was beyond surprised that Dawn dishwashing soap and a brillo pad actually got my black hair dye out. It takes some good scrubbing but it worked. Hope this helps!
What is the best way to get black dye stains off a bathroom wood cabinet that is a very light wood?
By Marion from Parsippany, NJ
The nail file just saved my life! Black hairdye on my mothers good floor! It's now gone thank you!
How do I get hair dye out of wood bathroom cabinet? It's light maple with black hair dye. Ugh!
By Sally 07/16/2013
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Works great! Billie
When I dyed my hair the plastic bottle went flying, and spattered the side of my bathroom wood cabinet.
By Marion H.
I got hair dye on my hardwood floors earlier tonight. My DH and I used OxyClean powder. We sprinkled the powder on the spots and added a tiny bit of water then scrubbed it with an abrasive dish pad. It took a little elbow grease but it worked like a charm and it didn't discolor my wood at all! The trick is to not add too much water. The more abrasive, the better. Hope this helps...good luck!
I left a can of hot pink hair spray on my window ledge and didn't realize it had leaked for the longest time. (It was laying on it's side) and I am unsure on how to remove it. How can you remove it without causing damage to the ledge?
By Anna from Paris, TX
By Carrol M.02/17/2014
Try using rubbing alcohol or white vinegar. The alcohol works great for regular hairspray.
There are black drops of dye on my light wood table. How do I remove them?
Thank you in advance. I just love this site.
By marion 11/28/2011
Thank you so much for solutions for Hair Dye on light wood table. A soapy brillo or sos pad was the only thing that worked. Thank you again.
How do I get dark hair dye stains off my light wood bathroom cabinets without damaging them?
By Karen H. 06/05/2011
You could try Magic Eraser by Mr.Clean-it worked for me.Can buy off brands at dollar stores too,like I do & they also worked for me. Good luck. : )
How do you remove Hair Dye from your wood trim or cabinets in your bathroom?
Kathryn from Wisconsin
By Jennifer 12/14/2006
Most likely have to sand and restain.
That's what I ended up doing years ago. But Home Depot might have a product that might do the trick. I'd go to a home improvement store first. It's always a good idea.
I got burgundy hair color on white cabinets. I tried white paint, but you can still see the burgundy color. What should I do next?
How can I clean off brown hair dye from my wood cabinets that have a clear coat on them?
When I dyed my hair, I found the dark hair dye dripped onto the light oak cabinet door. It was too late when I noticed the stain. How can I remove the dye stain? The cabinets are only 3 months old and I am sick over this.
By Karen K
How do I get hair dye out of beeswaxed wood? It is dark brown dye on light wood. First, I accidentally left kitchen cleaner on the dye which increased the area of stain. Then I tried scrubbing with baking soda and vinegar as suggested on your site, but now it looks worse than ever.
I think some of the surface wax is coming off. I can't leave it like this. I also read you can use lemon juice and vinegar. You can try to sandpaper it out, but I am worried these solutions will only make it worse again. Any ideas? Please help.
By Belle from KY
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How do I get hair dye off of my wooden mirror?
Doesn't it scratch? Thank you. Editor's Note: I wouldn't use it on a guitar, it will ruin the finish. You could try a magic eraser, it is slightly abrasive but not as much, then polish the place where you have cleaned. (11/26/2007)
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