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How to Remove Hair Color Stains on Appliances

Updated November 21, 2016

Hair colour can stain more than just your hair--it can leave permanent stains on household appliances and surfaces if not cared for immediately and cleaned up properly. When hair dye is spilt, it is important to act fast. Take care of hair colour stains on appliances through a variety of different cleaning methods.

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  1. Soak up as much of the hair dye as possible using absorbent towels that you don't mind ruining or at least permanently staining.

  2. Wet a cleaning sponge in warm water and scrub the stain in circular motions. You may need to rinse the sponge out if it becomes saturated with hair dye colour. Repeat.

  3. Spray glass cleaner on the hair dye stain and wipe using a clean cloth. Check the glass cleaner bottle to make sure it can be used on the specific appliance on which the hair dye was spilt.

  4. Use antibacterial cleaning spray on the hair dye stain. Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes and then wipe using a clean cloth or cleaning sponge.

  5. Apply a small amount of stainless steel cleaner to a clean cloth and wipe in the direction of the grain if the stain has occurred on a stainless steel appliance. Do not use harsh sponges or scrub against the grain of the metal, as this may scratch the appliance.

  6. Warning

    Do not mix cleaning products as this can create harmful vapours. Rinse any surface thoroughly before trying an additional method.

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Things You'll Need

  • Towel(s)
  • Clean cloth(s)
  • Glass cleaner
  • Antibacterial cleaning spray
  • Stainless steel cleaner

About the Author

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.

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