I really like the idea of some of the suggestions. I have no SOS pads so I used the curly metal pot cleaners from the dollar store. Norwex also makes them. I used them with rubbing alcohol. Gently rub along the grain of the wood, not against it. The dye came off instantly
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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.
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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
I was in the same exact predicament just a few hours ago. I had just dyed my hair dark brown and it got on my cabinets. It had stained really badly and it was very noticeable. All I did was take an old fingernail file and file the spot, then I wiped over it with a wet cloth and it was as good as new (:This method is very good on stains that have been very set in.
Hello! I feel like a just created actual magic!!! Blue dye that was somewhere on the towel that i had under my coloring area in the bathroom, got moved to the unfinished hardwood floors!!!
** Magic RECIPE: bleach spray(bathroom type), baking soda to cover stain, and then alcohol on top.
I suppose i dont know what specifically brought it up, but i ran a clean cloth over the pile and MAGIC it was gone!!
Also did this again the next day, after i swept and discovered another blue hair dye speckle.
Magic i say! I am amazed, thought i would be ripping up the unfinished hardwood floor!
How do I remove dark hair dye off a light colored wood with out removing the paint?
If the wood wasn't sealed then I would suggest you stain it the color of the dye.
If the dye has stained the wood, you may be stuck with it. If the paint is good quality, you should be able to wash the dye off with something like Dawn dishwashing soap. If the dye has stained the paint, and by that I mean, combined chemically with it, you will not be able to get it off.
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!
3am in the morning and your tip worked after trying to get rid of the damn stain for hours! Thank you!
Got Hair Dye on bathroom off white new cabinets ... followed the info for removing fantastic ... brillo an dish detergent walla
thanx out there
How do I get hair dye out of wood bathroom cabinet? It's light maple with black hair dye. Ugh!
By Rose Denny
I tried the SOS Pad, it works. You definitely have to use elbow greese, but it works! Thank you so much!
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Works great! Billie
It worked ok but then I discovered that if I put a little hand sanitizer on the sos pad, it was magic. "It's like it never even happened!"
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!
The Oxyclean idea is incredibly effective! I was coloring my own hair tonight (to save money and have control over my hair color, like many of us!) and when I was done and feeling pleased with every-thing, I looked down and saw dark brown stains on our recently refinished dining room floor! I couldn't believe it. But I knew that if I put this problem into a search someone would have had a similar problem and found a solution they were willing to share.
Madfaye2, a million thank you's for your advice. I colored my hair tonight in my just remodeled master bath. Was extremely careful and then...... Ugh ! 3 dark brown stains on my light grey new cabinets. The oxy clean did the trick. Im so appreciative of your post. What a relief!
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?
Put a primer like Biz or Kilz. Let dry, then paint.
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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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