How to Clean Hair Colour Away a Vinyl Floor

Vinyl is just a non-porous plastic, and when it gets discolored by dye, your options for taking away the discoloration are restricted. That is because many solvents that can loosen the dye will even dissolve plastic. Alcohol and soaps are usually safe for vinyl though, and both can dissolve hair dye.

Removing a Fresh Stain

The very best time to get a hair wax spill is when it is fresh. To eliminate it from vinyl flooring, dab it with a rag — do not wipe, or you will just spread it about. You can also cover it with an absorbent cloth or a paper towel and wait for it to be absorbed. Moistening your rag with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide; dabbing the deposits should remove it all, but make sure to check the solvent in an inconspicuous area on the floor at first to be sure it doesn’t dull the finish.

Removing a Dried Stain

If hair dye has had a opportunity to dry in your vinyl flooring, you’ve a couple of removal options. One would be to rub it vigorously with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide, presuming you have examined the solvent and verified that it is safe. An option is to produce a paste with baking soda and water, spread the glue to the discolored region and scrub with a cloth. Including just a little vinegar into the baking soda paste raises its effectiveness, but do this with caution, because vinegar can dull the a vinyl finish.

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