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Removing Hair Dye on a Painted Wall

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Anytime you try to clean spots and stains on a painted wall you want to use care so as not the damage the paint. This is a guide about removing hair dye on a painted wall.
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April 28, 2007

How can I remove permanent hair dye from my painted wall?

Val from Canada

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April 29, 20070 found this helpful
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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!

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May 1, 20070 found this helpful
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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.

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November 5, 20081 found this helpful
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Confirmed - toilet bowl cleaner works! :)

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January 7, 20140 found this helpful
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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 :/

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October 2, 20141 found this helpful

What do I use to get brown hair dye off bathroom walls?

By Helen R from Devonport, Tasmania

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November 26, 20161 found this helpful
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Toothpaste helped me!! Just put some elbow grease into it and it came off easy

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December 1, 20160 found this helpful
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Toothpaste helped me!! Just put some elbow grease into it and it came off easy

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June 5, 2018

How can I remove this stain? I tried using the Kroger alcohol and it's not working. What else can I use to remove black hair dye from my wall? I need help.

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June 5, 20180 found this helpful
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You can try a little bit of nail polish remover to see if that'll help remove the stain. Or Magic Eraser. Then of course sand the area, primer and repaint.

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June 5, 20180 found this helpful
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Try a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda...mix in a small disposable cup and use a white cotton rag to gently massage the mix into a small section of the stain. If it works (every paint is different so it might not), continue over the entire area.

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If you don't have the peroxide, you can try vinegar the same idea...knowing that this mixture will foam up (wait until the foam dies down before using).

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June 5, 20180 found this helpful
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I've done that too, gotten hair color spatters on the wall.

I made a paste with a little water mixed with cleanser (Comet) and let that sit on the spots, because the hair coloring dye soaks into the paint, and stains it because paint (unless it's glossy) seems to be very porous. Your paint in the picture appears to be a flat finish. The 'paste' lifted most of the stain out, but, not all. I ended up having to paint the wall.

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By 0 found this helpful
February 17, 2018

I recently dyed my hair a reddish purple and accidentally have a few small stains on the wall. My mother wasn't too pleased with this. I used alcohol wipes, but it took paint off. Help!

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February 17, 20180 found this helpful
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Put a product like Biz or Kilz on the spots and repaint

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February 18, 20180 found this helpful
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It depends on the paint wall and seal/color you have. But you can try wiping with damp mild dish soapy water.

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June 24, 2010

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

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June 26, 20100 found this helpful

Repaint the spot with the stain on it.

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June 26, 20100 found this helpful

Hopefully you kept some of the paint so you can touch up the spot. :-(

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June 26, 20100 found this helpful

I don't think bleach should hurt your paint. Try it on an inconspicuous spot to see.

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Bleach takes the color out of things that are dyed, like clothing. Paint is not the same thing.

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June 27, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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By 0 found this helpful
June 3, 2014

How to remove hair dye from bathroom walls?

By Judy R

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June 9, 20140 found this helpful

If the walls are plastic like from a shower enclosure or tile Clorox cleanup takes it off.

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December 14, 20150 found this helpful

Hand sanitizer takes it off

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

ajax with bleach helped remove paint. Make a paste and rub it out

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January 7, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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By Josh

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January 14, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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June 11, 20160 found this helpful

painting over it will not remove it,,possibly bleach...? but anything moist will make the dye bleed...:(

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March 8, 20150 found this helpful

How do you remove hair dye from a painted wall?

By Kate

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December 10, 20140 found this helpful

How do I remove hair dye from a wall?

By Muriel

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October 19, 20140 found this helpful

I use black hair dye occasionally. Sometimes I see some splashes on the walls. How can I remove it?

By Shanta

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By 0 found this helpful
May 20, 2014

Our granddaughter got black hair dye on the wall in her bathroom. Is there anything that will remove it?

By Judy R

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By 0 found this helpful
April 25, 2014

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.

By Judith

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May 16, 20130 found this helpful

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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By Ashley

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June 24, 20100 found this helpful

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


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Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By joan pecsek

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By ruthvalleygal

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By Judy Jones

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By Bonnie

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By Ashley

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

Bathroom cleaner with bleach works great for getting it off hardwood floors and baseboards.
(08/11/2008)

By Christina

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By Julie

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By Tiffany

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September 23, 20070 found this helpful

Anyone know if there is any way to get permanent hair dye off of painted walls?

Shisaiah

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Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By ThriftyFun

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

Thanks for the tip, gonna try it on my toilet lid that I dripped on a few weeks ago (02/14/2005)

By imaqt1962

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By tiffany

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By mallory

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

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)

By cassidy

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

I tried Clorox toilet bowl cleaner because I didn't have Sno-Bowl and it worked! (12/20/2006)

By Suzie

Removing Hair Dye from the Bathroom Wall

How do I remove hair dye from the bath(not plastic). (03/21/2007)

By Hazel

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April 28, 20070 found this helpful
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