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How to Remove Food Coloring and Hair Dye Stains


Cotton and Linen

Follow these steps to remove food coloring and hair dye stains from Cotton and Linen:

  • Soak in a solution of 1 quart warm water, 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing detergent, and 1 tablespoon ammonia for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with water.
  • Apply rubbing alcohol and tamp (the method of bringing a brush down with light strokes on stained durable fabrics and materials) or scrape (the method of using a scraping tool to gently lift off excess solid or caked-on stains).
  • Keep the stain moist with alcohol and blot occasionally.
  • Continue as long as stain is being removed.
  • Flush with water and allow to dry.
  • Launder as soon as possible.