Removing Dye from a Fiberglass Tub

I just finished dying slip covers in my fiberglass tub. The directions on the dye said not to do this, but... Well, they were right, now the tub is stained and I can't seem to get the dye out. Does anyone know how to get it out?

Ad


Maureen from Pittsgrove, NJ

December 2, 20070 found this helpful

I don't KNOW if this would work but maybe if you made a strong bleach solution and filled the tub up to the dye line and let it soak for a few hours...maybe.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 2, 20070 found this helpful

I did a similar thing a few years ago and it took me weeks of soaking in bleach and or scrubbing the residue with oxy clean. I messed mine up when I tried to make purple soap using the melt and pour glycerin soap with red and blue food coloring. Each time I took a shower a little more charcoal gray stain would appear. Nasty looking mess! I finally got it clean and I will NEVER do that again.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 7, 20070 found this helpful

Not sure if it will work, but here are a couple suggestions: First try baking soda as you would cleanser-it shouldn't scratch the fiberglass, test in a small area first. Next, you can try a thick paste of baking soda mixed with dish detergent. I dyed something in a white enamel sink and this took it out, and also out of a stainless steel sink, where I couldn't even see the color residue. The baking soda almost seemed to absorb the color particles. Might take more than one application, and with all the scrubbing a sponge will probably be more comfortable. Good luck!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 9, 20070 found this helpful

I agree with the baking soda and liquid dish detergent.

It may take a couple of scrubs but it worked for me.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
October 6, 20130 found this helpful

I just made my first tie dye tee shirt. Black dye all in my fiberglass tub. My wife was flipping! So I took baking soda and Ajax liquid soap. I sprinkled the tub with the soda then, where the dye was worst, I put the soap. With a hand brush, I scrubbed the soap in and the dye started to disappear. Not event 10 minutes later I was back to watching TV. It works 100%!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning BathroomDecember 1, 2007
Guides
Claw Foot Tub in Bright Bathroom
Cleaning a Claw Foot Tub
Cleaning a Fiberglass Boat
Cleaning a Fiberglass Boat
Homemade Softscrub Cleaner Recipe, Photo of cleaning bucket and supplies.
Remove Soap Scum from Fiberglass
Sink with hair dye stains
Removing Hair Dye from a Bathroom Sink
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 28, 2016 at 2:26:38 PM on 10.0.2.36 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!