Asked on Oct 17, 2019

How can I clean hair dye from a quartz sink?

Agnes ChrzanowskaTerry JonesHeather G


10 answers
  • Bijous
    on Oct 17, 2019

    Oops. Hi Diane. Got any of the peroxide you used on your hair left over? If not, buy another box of dye or go to a beauty supply store and buy 20 volume peroxide. (It is very inexpensive.) Put a good amount on the stain and cover it with plastic wrap. You may need to tape the edges. Make sure the wrap is only lightly touching the peroxide. The plastic wrap is so the peroxide doesn't dry out too quickly. So, you want the peroxide to stay and not be smushed down too much. Leave it for at least 2 hours and wipe off. It should lift the stain out. If you can still see a little, repeat the process. Good luck.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 18, 2019

    Since quartz is man made and it's a plastic you really need to talk to the manufacturer so you don't damage it more. Peroxide may be ok but I'd do more research.

    • William
      on Oct 18, 2019

      Quartz countertops are manufactured from crushed quartz that is mixed with pigment for coloration and resin as a binder. The quartz content is typically 92% to 94%. Not a petroleum product.

      Corian is a brand of solid surface material. Cultured marble is also solid surface material copying Corian. It is composed of acrylic polymer resin and alumina trihydrate (ATH).

      Cultured marble is a man-made product that contains polyester resin and crushed marble dust. The finished cultured marble product gets sealed with a gel coat.

  • William
    on Oct 18, 2019

    Nail polish remover, hydrogen peroxide, WD40, Comet cleanser, Barkeepers Friend, Mr. Clean Eraser and baking soda.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Oct 18, 2019

    Thank you for all your information but all resins are petroleum based as are synthetic fabrics. People call their stuff the wrong thing all together, I was afraid from the picture it was actually cultured marble in a quartz color. Didn't want her to ruin the finish. Have a good day.

  • Flipturn
    on Oct 19, 2019

    William is correct that quartz is not a petroleum product.

    Examples of petroleum products include: butane, propane, kerosene

    Neither are resins or synthetic fibers petroleum based products.

    They are petrochemical products, which are chemical based, not fuel based.

    Other examples of petrochemical products include paints, plastics, detergents

  • MamaDiva68
    on Oct 19, 2019

    I use WD40 on alot of surface stains & different materials! It works great! If your not sure, pick a small spot in the bottom of the sink & test it!

    Spray it on & let it sit for about a minute!

  • Heather G
    on Oct 21, 2019

    Hi Diane, oxiclean powder with hot water should do it. My friend moved into a different house and had stained in her laundry sink. One day, she soaked some whites in the sink and they came clean - surpise - so did the sink!

  • Terry Jones
    on Oct 21, 2019

    Mix baking soda and peroxide in equal amounts and scrub with NYLON scrubber (not steel wool). If REALLY stained, may have to leave on for more time. Bar Keepers Friend powder is also a great polishing compound to restore finish, Gel Gloss for shine. Good luck! Miss Terry :)

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