How to Take Hair Dye Off of Wood Chairs

Written by kathryn kutny
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Sometimes when people dye their hair they get hair dye on things around them. The dye can be difficult to remove with everyday cleaners. A large number of commercial cleaners can be too abrasive and scratch surfaces while other cleaners can leave bleach marks. If you happen to dye your hair and get hair dye on your wood chair, you can get the stain off. Use vinegar and baking soda, two inexpensive items which you probably already have in your home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Clean white cloth
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

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    Mix two parts vinegar and one part baking soda in a bowl. It is normal for it to bubble when you mix the two together. Keep mixing them together until the mixture becomes pasty. If you need to add extra baking soda, add more until you get a pasty substance.

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    Fold the clean cloth two times, and roll it up into a shape like a rolling pin. Keep the shape of the cloth by holding it tight. Dip one end of the clean cloth into the pasty baking soda mixture. Make sure you get a lot of it on the cloth without being messy.

  3. 3

    Rub the hair dye stain on the wood chair with the cloth. Rub around in a circle. Keep rubbing the stain for 10 minutes, and then dip the cloth in the pasty mixture again. Rub the stain again for another 10 minutes. The hair dye stain should be gone by now. If it's not, you can rub some paste on the stain and let it soak for 30 minutes. Then just clean up the paste with a wet cloth. The stain should be gone.

Tips and warnings

  • Be patient while getting rid of the stain. This method works for many people.
  • Don't use bleach on wood. Don't use any abrasive scrubbers.

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