Last night my blonde high school daughter went in the bathroom and a couple
hours later emerged with purple hair. Unfortunately she spilled some of the
dye on the (plastic?) sink and linoleum floor. Is there any hope of getting
the dye off the sink and floor, or are we looking at a remodel.
I don't know about purple. Peroxide is a common component of
hair-color dyes, and makes permanent (bleached) spots on cloth items.
Best bet might be to call manufacturer for advise. Otherwise, the
usual cautious application of mild bleaching agents -- peroxide,
dilute bleach, powdered cleanser, etc. might work.
Soft Scrub works safely on most surfaces for this! On dark brown dye, at
There's also a professional product called vandal spray mark remover, which
is safe for formica. It smells like it's the same chemical as Oops!, which
is available all over.
Thanks everyone. Comet cleanser and high-school elbow grease eventually got
the stains off the sink and the floor, and a laundry stain remover
vigorously worked into the throw rug (also with high-school elbow grease
<g>) prior to washing got the stains out of the throw rug.
Parental motivation for the expenditure of said high-school elbow grease was
the resumption of after school activities once the bathroom resembled its
pre dye bottle explosion state. It was accomplished with somewhat less than
the usual amount of grumbling. ;-)
I don't mind my daughter's new hair color. In fact I'm thinking of dying my
beard blue or orange to freak out my business partners before I shave it off
in the spring. <bg>
Mark Jerde wrote:
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