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Hair Dye Stains On Shower Doors – Removal And Prevention

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Dying your hair can be a very messy process. The hair dye can find its way onto anything and everything in your bathroom. If you have managed to get hair dye on your shower doors, you can remove it easier than you might think and with cheaper products than you would imagine. Below, you will find out how to cheaply and easily remove the hair dye from your shower doors.

Act Fast

The minute you notice the dye on your shower doors, get some paper towels and blot as much of it off of the glass as possible as quickly as possible. Just remember to blot, not wipe the surface or you will cause the stain to spread and make more work for yourself.

Tip: If you have Styrofoam plates in your kitchen, cut a hole in the center of one the size of the spot. Hold or tape it over the area as you blot to keep the dye from spreading.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can be quite effective in taking the stain off of your shower doors. Apply the alcohol to a cotton ball and blot the spot. Don't apply the alcohol directly to the door or you will cause the dye to run down the door and make an even bigger mess of things.

Continue blotting with new alcohol doused cotton balls until they no longer become discolored with the dye. If the stain persists at this point, you will have to try the next method of removal. 

Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide

For tough stains, a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide should do the trick. Mix the peroxide and baking soda together until it has a toothpaste like consistency. Smear the mixture onto the dye stain, cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit for a few hours.

Now, apply some peroxide to a clean paper towel and wipe away the paste. This should remove the stain entirely, but if it is still visible, reapply the mixture and cover with plastic for a few more hours. If the stain has set in the doors for a while, this could require several treatments before it is gone. Try leaving the paste on the door overnight and wiping it clean in the morning.

Prevent Future Stains

To decrease the likelihood of more stains in the future, apply a coat of water repellent made for glass to the doors. This will help provide a layer of protection and buy you a little more time to get the dye off of the door before it sets into a stain.

Hopefully, these steps will remove your stain entirely and help you protect your shower doors from more stains in the future.

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as Mitchell's Glass & Mirror.