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Old 03-17-2015, 12:01 AM
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Holy $@&? !!!!!! I spilled my dye pan

So it happened. On my second dye- my big ol pan of Idye poly BLACK gets knocked onto the floor of our apartment. Over 1k a month rent, and of course, those big plastic tiles.

Jeans wrecked, scrambling for towels, and waking up the wife who majored in this kind of stuff. She's a polymer/color chemist from NC state- dyes/plastics/textiles.

I'm three hours into the cleanup but progress is being made. Cold water, dish soap, fast sudsy action with lots of mopping and re applying. Magic erasers every couple rotations.

Anyone else find themselves in this situation? I am clumsy by nature, spit may just be me.

My knees hurt.... Need less scrubbing on the floor at midnight.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:25 AM
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Wow.......that sucks. Good luck my man. Magic eraser the crap outta it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:12 AM
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this is why I use the shaving cream, dish soap, etc. method. Takes a lot longer, but minimal risk of spillage....

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Old 03-17-2015, 08:29 AM
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I've only done that in my nightmares Good luck with the cleanup. Let us know what worked best in case someone else has this happen.
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:29 AM
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Next morning report:

Magic erasers worked well, but the thing that worked best was numerous applications of dish soap and COLD water. Cold water to slow down the dying process, and the dye wont really apply when in a surfactant solution. Soap, cold water, lather, paper towel it up, and repeat. Over and over. The quarter of the kitchen where it spilled is now only slightly darker than the rest of the floor, but its not very noticeable. The floor does have a faux-marble finish though, so that does help cover it up.

Good news though- the discs turned out nice
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:48 AM
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Now the important question - are you still allowed to dye in the kitchen?
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:58 AM
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I spilled some red idye in the kitchen one time. Naturally, I panicked and tried everything I could think of. It just smeared around making the white/tan linoleum a pinkish color. Then my wife walks in with bleach/water and wipes it up with minimal effort...

Anyway, bleach and water seemed to work well in my case, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:25 AM
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Now the important question - are you still allowed to dye in the kitchen?
It will be done like a ninja in the night... when the wife is in bed, and the kitchen will most likely look like a scene from Dexter, with plastic sheeting everywhere.

Or I might just have to hold off until we move in a couple months- and I have my 24x24 foot shed.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:00 PM
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I had a small splash with Worm Dye neon pink last week....let's just say whomever gets this apartment next is going to have a few questions....it got into the white caulking and immediately dyed thanks to the heavy base of acetone in the worm dye, nothing I can do
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I had a small splash with Worm Dye neon pink last week....let's just say whomever gets this apartment next is going to have a few questions....it got into the white caulking and immediately dyed thanks to the heavy base of acetone in the worm dye, nothing I can do
Pull the remodeler trick when you can't get mold, etc out of a caulked area, apply new caulk over it
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