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How do I remove hair dye from the bathroom wall?

By on Jun 2nd
Preparing to dye my hair

Photo by rightsandwrongs. Used under Creative Commons license.

Ross wants to know:

I dye my hair black on a regular basis, and I'm also a clumsy oaf. My bathroom wall has many spots of blueish-black. Some I've managed to get off with a toothbrush and paste made of water and Barkeeper's Friend, and a Magic Eraser made a little dent in some of them, but some seem to be determined to survive the next apocalpyse.

The walls are flat off-white over plaster, and some of the spots are a little old and set — before I discovered Barkeeper's Friend, I didn't think anything could get them off.

So what should I use on those stubborn spots? Would a bleach pen work, or just make a big white blob in the off-white? Anyone have a successful formula to get hair dye OUT, or are we doomed to paint?

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