How to Remove Dye From Hands

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Have a happy dyeing project and protect your skin from staining.  Before you start a DIY dyeing project make sure that you have rubber (or plastic gloves) on hand.  After that protect your work area and follow the easy-to-use dyeing instructions on the Tintex box.  

Rubber Gloves

Of course, sometimes you can still get a little dye where you weren't totally expecting it.  Cleaning up is simple, the sooner you detect the dye transfer the better.  Washing hands thoroughly with soap and water help make a big difference.  For cleaning your work area you can try a mixture of bleach and water.  Bleach can be a little harsh on skin so try to stick with soap and water for stain removal on yourself.

Remove Dye Stains from Your Skin

If you accidentally get some dye on your skin, don't worry, there are 4 easy ways to release the stain from your hands:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water (ASAP) 
  2. Use a nailbrush (or an old washcloth) to exfoliate your skin and lighten the colour
  3. Try using backing soda mixed with soap as a cleaning paste
  4. Try using rubbing alcohol (on a cotton pad) to release the stain

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  1. Tintex February 23, 2018

    Hi Ilona,

    Thanks for letting us know that this worked for you.

    It is ideal to have gloves to protect skin, but If you do get dye on your hands wash it off ASAP.

    Tintex Fabric Dye

  2. ILONA STAPLEs February 20, 2018

    I just dyed my husband’s bowls shorts back to black and yes, I got black dye on the tips of my fingers. I used Colgates’ Optic White/Express white toothpaste on my fingers and washed them with a nail brush (twice) as the soap didn’t quite managed it.

  3. Tintex August 30, 2016

    Hi Coney,

    We are happy that you love our products; dyeing is a fun activity to do with kids.

    There are different ways to remove dye from skin. We haven’t tried laundry detergent with fabric softener yet, but like the idea that it is softer on sensitive skin.


    Tintex Fabric Dye

  4. Coney August 22, 2016

    Love the dye! But a better way to get it off your hands is to use laundry detergent with a softener. You don’t have to scrub your skin and it’s much better for the soft hands of kids.