How to Remove Hair Dye From a Kitchen Cabinet

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Hair dye is available in various colors for easy at home application.

Hair dye can quickly create a messy situation. Hair dye will stain and discolor most surfaces it comes in contact with, including skin, floors and kitchen cabinets. When dealing with hair dye, it is best to remove it as soon as possible; the longer the hair dye sits on the cabinet, the harder it becomes to remove it. Use paper towels to absorb as much fresh hair dye as possible. Once you have removed the wet hair dye, you can treat any remaining dye stains.


Step 1

Dampen a magic cleaning eraser with cool water and begin scrubbing the hair dye stain. Scrub vigorously for several seconds. Continue to Step 2 if dye remains.

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Step 2

Make a paste with 1 tbsp. of baking soda and 1/2 tsp. of white vinegar. Spread the paste over the entire hair dye stain and let sit on the kitchen cabinet for 15 minutes. Remove the paste from the cabinets with a paper towel. Reapply the paste as needed until no more traces of the dye remains. Move on to Step 3 if the hair dye is still visible.


Step 3

Scrub the kitchen cabinets with a cloth dampened in rubbing alcohol. Continue scrubbing with the rubbing alcohol until you have removed the hair dye. Continue with the remaining step if there is still a lingering dye stain on the kitchen cabinet.

Step 4

Dampen the tip of a cloth in acetone-containing nail polish remover. Rub the hair dye in a circular motion for several seconds. Since acetone can strip the finish from wood, use it sparingly and refrain from letting it sit on the wood. Rinse the acetone off the cabinets with cool water.



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