Asked on Mar 05, 2017

How can I get hair color dye off of the walls in our bathroom?

Tami Stone
by Tami Stone
My daughter colored her hair & made a mess on my bathroom walls. I don't have anymore of that color paint, so I can't paint over it... Help ?!?!?
  14 answers
  • William William on Mar 05, 2017

    You can try to clean it off with nail polish remover, WD40, or Mr. Clean Eraser. Some cleaners like bleach, toothpaste, hairspray will remove some but not all of it. All else fails you can paint over it. Make sure you prime with Zinsser 123 primer then your paint.

  • One step further...i stained my shower floor tiles with blue hair stain. I have tried bathroom cleaners with bleach, pure bleach, magic eraser. Any other ideas?

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    • I clean houses and we us Lysol toilet bowl cleaner in the shower and a green scrub pad paint it on there get the green scrub pad wet rub it around let it sit for no more than 5 mins rinse off. Be careful getting it on the metal features I will burn the metal. Try that see if it works

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  • Shoshana Hoffman Shoshana Hoffman on Mar 06, 2017

    Toothpaste usually works! Good luck!!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 06, 2017

  • Porche296 Porche296 on Mar 06, 2017

    My daughter done the same some years ago.I put some bleach on cotton wall balls and stuck them on with a mild sticky plaster.Keep checking every half hour as it will lighten the paint a bit....

  • Brenda Brenda on Mar 06, 2017

    I would try hair bleach. I don't know if you could talk to someone at a salon that might give or sell you a scoop and enough peroxide. 40 volume I would think. Mix it at home as they direct and dab on with a brush. Check every 5 minutes or so to see if it is lifting. It takes the colour out of hair so maybe it will work on a wall.

  • Tami Stone Tami Stone on Mar 06, 2017

    Thx. I'm up for trying almost anything

  • JAMES A ROLLI JAMES A ROLLI on Mar 07, 2017

    use a primer first then a semi gloss paint easy to clean more tip email at free no charge

  • Shelley Shelley on Mar 02, 2019

    I just have to say  my daughter dyed her hair black and got it all over the walls, I used a magic eraser and rubbing alcohol with some arm force behind it and it WORKED!!!!

  • Lily Felix Moniz Lily Felix Moniz on Jun 19, 2020

    I was dying my hair. And it said to wait about 30 minutes. So i did but I kept moving so it would dry quicker. And when I turned into my hallway I got the dye all over my walls. What I did was I added water, shampoo, lemon juice, soft soap, and cera vê cream. I added it inton a spray bottle and Spray away!! It worked awesome!

  • Yod49377570 Yod49377570 on Aug 02, 2020

    Hi there ...

    I used 70% rubbing alcohol ... hair dye was removed quickly & very easily :))

    All the best!

  • Me Me on Oct 18, 2020

    Try rubbing alcohol, it worked like a charm for me!

  • Jane Jane on May 15, 2021

    I tried all of them and the only one that worked was the bleach. Only thing it it was in a switch plate and some of the bleach got into the plug and the lights went out. I fixed the breaker but it happened again so I am going to wait until it dries out. Hope I don't lose power again. The bleach was the only thing that took all of it off.