How to Remove Red Hair Dye from Bathroom Sink

Randy asked: How do I remove red hair dye from the bathroom sink? My wife was dyeing her hair in the bathroom sink (plastic of some kind, not porcelain). I have tried bleach with scratch pad and GOJO hand cleaner.

Here’s a tried-and-true tactic for removing stubborn stains from a whole myriad of surfaces. If it doesn’t work for your situation, check out the tips and advice section for more ideas to try.

You Will Need:

Steps to Remove the Stain:

  1. Wet the area over the stain.
  2. Sprinkle on a heavy coat of Bar Keepers Friend.
  3. Use the cloth scouring pad to work the powder into a paste. Add more water if necessary.
  4. Allow the paste to sit over the affected area for about 20 minutes or until it begins to dry. Ideally, don’t let it dry on the surface.
  5. Scrub the area with the same cloth scouring pad. Rinse and repeat if needed.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • Need more ideas? Try one of these: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, toilet bowl cleaner with bleach, white toothpaste, laundry detergent, or bleach. Do not try more than one at a time. You should not mix cleaning chemicals.
  • If the stain is inside the sink, another option to try is to fill the sink with water (to cover the stain) and then add a couple of denture cleaner tablets.



  1. Judy says:

    Excellent tips. I will try them all to see which one is the most effective for my sink and bathtub. I think that efficacy matters depending on the build or make of the sink and bathtub.

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