How to Remove Hair Dye from Tile

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Hair dye can safely be removed from tile floors.
Hair dye can safely be removed from tile floors. (Image: Tile image by Misak Nalbandyan from Fotolia.com)

It is not uncommon for hair dye to accidentally drip out of the hair, or out of the tube on to the bathroom floor during the dying process. If your bathroom floor is made of tile, however, you can't just use any product to remove the dye. Harsh abrasive cleaners for example, will damage the protective coating on the tiles. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to remove hair dye that won't damage your tile flooring.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton ball
  • Cigarette ashes
  • Water
  • Washrag
  • Hair dye remover

Soak up as much of the hair dye on the tile floor as possible with a few sheets of paper towel.

Pour rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and dab up the remaining hair dye on the tile. This make take several minutes so be patient.

Use cigarette ashes if the hair dye stain didn't come all the way up. Scatter the cigarette ashes over the tile and drip a few drops of water on top. Rub in to the tile and then wash away with a wet rag.

Apply hair dye remover. This product is made for hair, but can be used on most tile floors. Just check the product on a small piece of tile first to make sure it doesn't change the color of your tile.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge (or the generic store brand, if available) is a unique product that also has the power to remove tough stains such as hair dye. It is also safe to use on tile flooring.
  • Do not use bleach to remove the hair dye stain unless the tile is white.

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