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How to Remove Food Coloring and Hair Dye Stains

Stone Surfaces

Follow these steps to remove food coloring and hair dye stains from stone surfaces such as Bluestone, Brick, Concrete, Flagstone, Granite, Limestone, Masonry Tile, Sandstone, Slate and Terrazzo:

  • Wipe up the excess dye.
  • Wash with a solution of washing soda or detergent (not soap) and water.
  • Use a cloth or soft-bristled brush to help scrub.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clear water and allow to dry.