How to Remove Food Coloring From Wood

Splat! Your heart sinks. You just bumped the food coloring, and it burst all over your hardwood floor. This is not the first time your food coloring has taken on a suicide mission, and it probably will not be the last. Your floor now has a nice tinge of red from your food coloring spill. Someone might think this is a murder scene if they didn't know any better. What do you do now?

Step 1

Add dish-washing soap to one bucket. Pour hot water into each bucket.

Step 2

Mix the dish-washing soap in the bucket until a lot of suds are formed. You will be using the suds for cleaning.

Step 3

Dip a clean cloth in only the suds. Apply suds to the stained area. Let sit for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Rinse area with a clean cloth with the hot water from the water-only bucket.

Step 5

Add ½ cup distilled white vinegar to the water only bucket. Moisten your cloth with the mixture. Wring out the cloth so it is just damp. Wipe area with cloth. Dry area with a remaining clean cloth.

Step 6

Use your wood polish and the last remaining clean cloth to polish the area.