Hair dye stains can be permanent in nature and may spoil your expensive carpet. Read the article for some easy tips on how to remove hair dye from carpet.

How To Remove Hair Dye From Carpet

Removing dye from your carpet can be a painful task. Chemical based dyes can be even more difficult to remove safely from the carpets without causing any damage to the fibre of the carpet. However, with the right technique dye stains can be easily removed from your expensive carpets. If you are using chemicals to remove the dye stains, it is advisable to take precautionary measure by covering your eyes with some protective cover. The article suggests some simple tips on how to remove hair dye from carpets. Read on and wash off the strongest dye stains from your carpet without working too hard.
How To Clean Dye Stains From Carpet
Chemical Hair Dye Removal
  • Take a clean white cloth and blot the stain immediately.
  • Make a solution containing 1/4 tsp liquid hand dishwashing soap and one cup of lukewarm water.
  • Now, take a clean white cloth and blot the stain with the soap solution.
  • Wait for few minutes to let it sit on the stained part.
  • Make a solution containing one part vinegar and two parts of lukewarm water.
  • Now, dab this solution on the stain working from outside in.
  • Clean the area with cold water after the stain has disappeared. Blot it dry with a clean cloth. 
Natural Hair Dye Removal
  • 3-4 white cloth towels (cotton)
  • 5 gallon bucket
  • Toothbrush
  • Ammonia
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Warm water
  • Protective eyewear, nose & mouth 
With Liquid Laundry Detergent 
  • Take the cotton towel to blot the stain. Apply pressure and blot as much dye as possible in the towel.
  • Put 3 gallons of warm water into the bucket.
  • Now, mix 1/2 cup liquid laundry detergent into warm water and mix it thoroughly.
  • Take the toothbrush and dip it into the soapy solution. Rub it on the stain in circular motion. Don’t rub too hard or the carpet can be damaged. The sap residue will turn into the color of the dye. Continue the process till the soap residue become white in color. You can rinse again if required.
  • Now, rinse and blot the stain with clean warm water until dry. Continue till all the soap is gone. 
With Ammonia
  • Blot the stain using a cotton towel. Apply extra pressure and continue till there is no dye left on the white towel. Mix one part of ammonia to four parts of warm water and make a solution.
  • Take the toothbrush and dip it into the ammonia solution and rub it on the stain, but make sure you don’t rub too hard. The stain will start showing signs of fading. Continue till the entire stain has been completely washed off.
  • Now, rinse that area with hot water and blot it dry.
  • Too much of ammonia can discolor the carpet.
  • Take proper safety measures by protecting your eyes, nose and mouth.

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