How to Get Dye Out of Linoleum Flooring

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How to Get Dye Out of Linoleum Flooring
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Hair dye can stains are some of the most difficult stains to remove depending on the surface. Hair dye on carpet will be there forever, but on linoleum it's a simple fix with the cleaners and some elbow grease. It's much easier if the stain is fresh, but even if it isn't it should still come off with a few household cleaners and determination.

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Things you need

  • Chlorine bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Cotton balls
  • Nail polish remover
  • Acetone
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
  • White Vinegar

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    Apply chlorine bleach to the stain pouring just enough to cover it. Allow this to sit from 30-60 minutes and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel. This is not a good idea on coloured linoleum as it will bleach out the colour of the tile as well.

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    Apply nail polish remover or acetone to cotton balls and scrub the stain out.

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    Dampen a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and scrub the floor until the stain is gone.

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    Pour white vinegar onto the stain, being sure to cover the stain completely. Wipe up the vinegar in about 30 minute with a paper towel or something disposable.

Tips and warnings

  • Use extreme caution in handling hair dye which has a tendency to stain everything it touches. Lay down newspapers or plastic over the floor in the future to prevent spills and stains.
  • Avoid the use of harsh chemicals as they can destroy linoleum.

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