Cleaning Hair Dye on White Granite Slab Counters

Kashmir White Granite

Kashmir White Granite

What do you do when you spill hair coloring dye on White Granite?

This is the question asked by Ann from Atlanta this week. She accidentally spilled hair color on her granite countertops (Kashmir White).

Since dye is inorganic, this is a natural choice for a solvent Stain Remover. I suggested the following:



r54Pre-treat area with HMK R54 Stripper/Stain Remover. This is a solvent that is normally used to remove old sealers, topical acrylics, lacquers, and other coatings.

1. Pour R54 over stain and allow to dwell (wet) for 15 minutes.

2. Scrub vigorously for 5 minutes with a nylon scrub brush.

3. Repeat Steps 1 & 2.

4. Wipe product off with paper towels.

5. Immediately (within 5 minutes) apply Stain extracting Poultice (R52)


HMK R52 Stain Poultice

HMK R52 Stain Poultice

Apply Stain Extracting Poultice:

1. Apply a generous coat of HMK R52 Stain Removing Poultice over stained area. Paste must be at least 1/4″ thick.

2. Cover area with plastic wrap, taping down edges.

3. Allow to dry for 12 hours.

4. Remove plastic and allow to completely dry until powdery (may take 24 -36 hours)

5. Scape off with plastic spatula.

6. Immediately wash area with HMK R55 Intensive Cleaner (1-part to 4-parts water)

7. Allow to dry for 24 hours.

8. Observe area to see if stain has been completely lifted. If residual stains remain, repeat ALL steps above.


Using these Professional Grade Products will help restore Granite and Marble that has been stained by oils, dyes and other non-organic items.

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