Asked on Apr 13, 2016

How do I remove hair dye from my bathroom sink?

Aida Pardo
by Aida Pardo
I forgot to throw out my hair dye, I left the bottle on top of my bathroom sink, when I arrive back to my home , the dye had push out from the tip and the red dye had colored my sink pink. How do I remove this? I used ajax and that did not work.
  22 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 13, 2016
    Try acetone, oxiclean,baking soda mixed with white vinegar,rubbing alcohol. Any of these should take the dye out.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 13, 2016
    Be very careful that you don't cause a chemical reaction. Depending on what your countertop is made of, using acetone, bleach or other harsh chemicals could do irreparable damage. The manufacturer of the hair color may have suggestions on their website. I'm certain you aren't the first person to have this happen!
  • Francesca Francesca on Apr 13, 2016
    With our house of girls this has happened many times! We have a regular sink and just use bleach successfully to remove stains. Obviously mop up any excess so that it's just the stain and using a rag dipped in bleach rub the stain. I've even left the stain covered for a short while to help the process. If it isn't removed immediately it will eventually fade out during your regular cleaning ( after initially trying the bleach)
  • Christine Almeida Christine Almeida on Apr 13, 2016
    I use soft scrub with bleach cleanser. It works on my walls, floors, sink, anything! Be sure it is the paste kind, not the spray on. Shake bottle well, and spread on the spot only, with finger and let sit for a half hour or so, then wipe with a damp paper towel until the stain disappears. Be careful, it will bleach clothes so do not lean against sink if scrubbing entire sink.
  • Judy Judy on Apr 13, 2016
    I have used bleach on a paper towel for 25 yrs
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 13, 2016
    Another thought if the above mentioned will not work for you,it is the Sink correct? You could also each out to a hair salon as dye usually gets everywhere there and they need to clean it .Just a thought.
  • Kelley MacKay Kelley MacKay on Apr 13, 2016
    try mr magic eraser. i haven't tried on dye..but it works on so many things! i love them
  • Tan1781564 Tan1781564 on Apr 14, 2016
    Try peroxide
  • Tammysuzie Tammysuzie on Apr 14, 2016
    Fingernail polish for me everytime.
  • Amanda Amanda on Apr 14, 2016
    Bar Keepers Friend works wonders
  • Ellen Ellen on Apr 14, 2016
    Straight Bleach. Laydown some paper towel gently pour the bleach on it, let it soak for a few minutes. And rinse.
  • Aida Pardo Aida Pardo on Apr 15, 2016
    I tried the acetone that took most of it out, there is still a lite pink stain, so now I am using the bleach, but yes by the time I finish the stain will be gone. Thank you so much everyone for all of your help.
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on May 13, 2021

    Oops, that happens to me all the time. We have a really old white porcelain sink and I always use Bar Keepers Friend when I mess up. It’s a powdery cleaner that turns into a gritty paste when you add a little water. For older stains it does require a bit of elbow grease, but it's worth it.

  • This happens to me too. Usually I can wipe the dye right off but if it's set in, acetone or bleach should do it. You might have to go back and hit it a few times. You could also call a salon or a store like Sally Beauty, ask them about color remover suggestions. If all else fails, the manufacturer might have tips.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 13, 2021

    Lemon juice and lemon slices, let them set. Check the progress after an hour. This has worked with my red dye on a fiberglass sink.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 13, 2021

    Your sink composition will have a lot to do with what you can or cannot use. But in general, hydrogen peroxide would be my first "go to" on this.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on May 15, 2021

    This happened to me during the pandemic, since I could not go to salon I did it myself I got it all over my cabinet and sink, the only worked was Mr. Clean Magic scrubs

  • My daughter did this to my sink and my tile floor recently. We used Cerama Bryte and it removed it all. I needed two or three passes, but it worked.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Aug 16, 2021

    I used magic eraser.

  • Cindy Barnett Cindy Barnett on Sep 30, 2021

    Magic eraser and Comet ( powder ). I do it quite often lol

  • Mor59999143 Mor59999143 on Mar 13, 2022

    Pour rubbing alcohol then wipe with paper towel

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 28, 2022

    ll else has failed, contact the Adviceline of the Hair colour Company?