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Carpet Cleaning: How To Remove Hair Dye From Carpet in Gilbert, AZ

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Carpet Cleaning: How To Remove Hair Dye From Carpet

Spilled some hair dye on your carpet? Hair dye is one of the tougher stains to remove. Your best hope is to act quickly. Always test a cleaning solution in an out-of-the-way spot to determine if it will damage the carpet.

Removing Fresh Hair Dye Stains

You Will Need:

  • Water
  • Mild dish liquid soap
  • White vinegar
  • Several white cleaning towels
  • Rubbing alcohol

Soap & Vinegar Method

Step 1.  Use a clean white towel to blot-up all the dye that you can, turning the towel to a clean area as you blot. Do NOT rub.

Step 2.  Mix 2 cups of lukewarm water, 1 tablespoon dish liquid soap, and 1 tablespoon white vinegar.

Step 3.  Dip a clean towel into the mixture and dab the stain. Alternate using the wet towel and a dry towel until the stain has been removed.

Step 4.  Rinse the area with plain cold water.

Step 5.  Using a clean towel, press down on the area repeatedly until the excess moisture is soaked up.

Rubbing Alcohol Method

Step 1.  Dip a towel into a small amount of rubbing alcohol and dab the spot. Repeat with clean area of towel until the stain is gone.

Step 2.  Rinse the area with cold water.

Step 3.  Using a clean towel, press down on the area until the excess moisture is soaked up.

Soap & Ammonia Method

Step 1.  For a stubborn stain: mix 2 cups of warm water, 1 teaspoon dish liquid soap, and 1 tablespoon ammonia.

Step 2.  Wet a white towel with the solution and dab the stain to dampen it. Allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. Dab more of the solution on every five minutes with a clean white towel. Do NOT use ammonia on a wool carpet as it can damage the fibers.

Step 3.  Rinse the area with plain cold water.

Step 4.  When the stain has been removed, use a towel to soak up any excess moisture.

Step 5.  When the area is completely dry, vacuum the carpet to lift the nap.

Removing Old Hair Dye Stains

Hair dye stains that have dried will be more difficult to remove than fresh stains. While the methods above may also work on dried hair dye, the following methods are specifically recommended for dried hair dye stains. Don’t forget to test these solutions on an out-of-the-way area first.

You Will Need:

  • Alberto V05 Hair Spray
  • Sea Breeze Astringent
  • Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
  • Several white cleaning towels

Method #1.  Spray Alberto V05 Hair Spray on the stain, wetting it completely. Allow the hair spray to stay on the stain for five minutes. Rinse with cold water Note: The acetone in the hair spray can change the color of the carpet so be sure to test this solution first.

Method #2.  Squirt some Sea Breeze Astringent on the stain to wet the area. Allow the astringent to soak in for five minutes. Dab the area, rinse with cold water and repeat until the stain is gone. Note: The astringent may bleach the color of the carpet so be sure to test this solution first.

Method #3.  If you know that the dye was water soluble, you might have success with Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. Apply water to the stain and dab a couple of drops of the shampoo on the stain, gently rubbing in. Dab the area, rinse with cold water and repeat until the stain is gone.

For more information or if you need help with Carpet Cleaning: How To Remove Hair Dye From Carpet in Gilbert, AZ please contact us at 480-450-5871.