How to Get Dye Out of Linoleum Flooring

Hair dye can stains are some of the most difficult stains to remove depending on the surface. Hair dye on carpet will be there forever, but on linoleum it's a simple fix with the cleaners and some elbow grease. It's much easier if the stain is fresh, but even if it isn't it should still come off with a few household cleaners and determination.

Get Dye Out of Linoleum Flooring

Step 1

Apply chlorine bleach to the stain pouring just enough to cover it. Allow this to sit from 30-60 minutes and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel. This is not a good idea on colored linoleum as it will bleach out the color of the tile as well.

Step 2

Apply nail polish remover or acetone to cotton balls and scrub the stain out.

Step 3

Dampen a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and scrub the floor until the stain is gone.

Step 4

Pour white vinegar onto the stain, being sure to cover the stain completely. Wipe up the vinegar in about 30 minute with a paper towel or something disposable.

Melynda Sorrels

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.