How can I remove hair dye stains from a porcelain-top vanity?

by Janet

Granddaughter dyed hair black and ruined my brand new vanity top! I've tried bleach and nail polish remover. Nothing is working! Is it a complete losd!

how can i remove hair dye stains from a porcelain top vanity
how can i remove hair dye stains from a porcelain top vanity
how can i remove hair dye stains from a porcelain top vanity

The pics make it look yellow due to lighting but it's not. It is/was very white. Yes I'm ready to scream!

  11 answers
  • LGK LGK on Nov 21, 2019

    Oh Goodness! Bless your heart! Contact a speciality countertop store, and they should be able to tell you what to do. Good luck!

    • Janet Janet on Nov 24, 2019

      Yes it has been upsetting! I'll try all the great suggestions from this great community here! You all are the best! Thanks LGK!

  • If brand new, you are still under warranty. Call the store where you purchased and go from there. And never let her dye her hair there again without covering up first with plastic, and old towels over that to avoid any damage.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 21, 2019

    Yes call the manufacturer. Don't tell them you tried nail polish remover or bleach as both could void your warranty.

    • Janet Janet on Nov 24, 2019

      Kelli I'm afraid telling them that my granddaughter did this might void it also! Lol But can't to ask! Thanks!

  • Lisa Fyock Lisa Fyock on Nov 21, 2019

    That happened to me one time, I was dying my hair black and I spilled it on my walls and on my bathroom sink, I said too myself I will clean it up later, LOL!!! But what a no-no!! so I went and bought Magic Erasers, the hair dye came right off the walls and off my bathroom sink, You can maybe try the Magic Erasers, and see if it will come off, Good Luck Lisa

    • Janet Janet on Nov 24, 2019

      I have those on hand. I'll give it a try! Thanks so much Lisa!

  • Dee Dee on Nov 21, 2019

    Or you can try oven and grill cleaner.

  • Dee Dee on Nov 21, 2019

    Or you can try peroxide, or oven and grill cleaner.

    What type of surface is it?

  • Debi53 Debi53 on Nov 22, 2019

    Places that sell salon products carry a hair dye remover. I don't know if it will work on your sink, but it might be worth a try.

    • Janet Janet on Nov 24, 2019

      Great suggestion! Thank you! I will certainly be giving them a call! Thanks Debi53!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 22, 2019

    I have used lemon slices with the juice, it took awhile but it worked.

    • Janet Janet on Nov 24, 2019

      I have fresh lemon on hand to. I'll be busy tomorrow trying all these great suggestions! Thanks Redcatcec!

  • Melanie Melanie on Nov 23, 2019

    It's too late now to try this, but for future reference hair dye will remove hair dye stains while still fresh. Magic erasers work for older stains also.

    • Janet Janet on Nov 24, 2019

      I'll have to remember that as my granddaughter is quit the hair coloring enthusiast and very talented at it I might say but doesn't give thought to the mess! Thanks Melanie!

  • Dee Dee on Nov 23, 2019

    Try these remedies

    There are several ways to remove hair dye from porcelain and fiber glass finishes, including the following:

    1. Rubbing alcohol. Apply some of this powerful cleaner to a rag or cotton ball and wipe the stain. ...
    2. Nail polish remover. ...
    3. Vinegar and baking soda. ...
    4. Lemon essential oil. ...
    5. OxiClean and water. ...
    6. Soft Scrub with bleach.

    • Janet Janet on Nov 24, 2019

      I've tried a few of those but not in those combinations. I've got my work cut out for me! I'll give these a try! Thanks Dee!