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How to Remove Hair Dye From Fiberglass Bathtub

Updated February 21, 2019

Hair dye is one of the toughest stains to remove. If it comes in contact with a fibreglass bathtub, there are several options available for removing it. Unfortunately, ordinary soap and water won't work on this tough stain so try these alternatives to remove this most obstinate stain.

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  1. Fill the bathtub with hot water and drop in 4 or 5 fizzing denture cleaning tabs. Allow this to sit overnight and wipe clean in the morning with a clean cloth.

  2. Fill the bathtub with water and pour in 3 scoops of Tide washing powder with bleach and two scoops of Oxy Clean. Allow this to soak for an hour and wipe clean with a soft cloth.

  3. Mix borax and water into a paste and scrub the stain with a cloth.

  4. Sprinkle baking soda over the stain and scrub with a clean, damp cloth.

  5. Dampen a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and scrub the stain out.

  6. Pour bleach on the stained area and allow it soak for at least an hour before scrubbing the area with a clean cloth or sponge.

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Things You'll Need

  • Denture cleaning tablets
  • Tide with bleach
  • Oxy Clean
  • Borax
  • Baking soda
  • Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
  • Bleach

About the Author

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.

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