Nail polish can easily get into anything. You can simply be applying it on your table and accidentally spill some of it on your hardwood table or you accidentally grab your clothes with newly applied nail polish.
Nail polish can stick to any surface, from fabrics to wood, but it doesn’t mean it has to stay there. The faster you remove your nail polish stain, the more likely you’ll be able to salvage the item. Read on about the different items that can remove nail polish from different surfaces.
Removing Nail Polish from Clothes
This is one of the most common places where you can find nail polish stains and can be the trickiest surface to work with. Nail polish remover can remove the stain but it can damage the fabric and dye. Before applying nail polish remover on the fabric perform a tiny patch test. Drop a small amount in an inconspicuous area and leave it to dry. If the fabric remains as is, then it is safe to remove it with the nail polish remover. If it is not an option, you can use hair spray. The drying agent of hairspray makes the nail polish easy to peel off. If nothing seems to work, you can always run down to your favorite cleaners.
Removing Nail Polish from Wood
Never ever use nail polish remover on wood. It will ruin your furniture and it is close to impossible to fix this mistake. Nail polish remover will ruin the wood finish and leaves an ugly stain. There are different materials you can use to remove nail polish from wood. You can get rid of the stain by simply using hair spray. Leave the hair spray to dry for a minute and wipe it off. If you can, try scratching it with your nail. If it doesn’t come off, repeat the process until you remove the stain.
Removing Nail Polish from Hair
People make this mistake one too many times. You thought your nail polish was dry and you ran your fingers through your hair. Now, you have stains on your hair strands. If you don’t have time to wash your hair, there are quick fixes to removing it. When the nail polish is still wet, you can use nail polish remover. When it’s dry, you can use conditioner and oil. This will make the polish slide right off.
Removing Nail Polish from Carpet
Carpet is prone to almost any stain imaginable – mud, wax, creams, food and so much more. Yet, nail polish is one of the hardest stains to remove from carpets. Nail polish will stick to the fiber in your carpet, creating a hard surface. Don’t worry though, there are ways to remove it. The first thing to consider is the color of your carpet. If the carpet is white or light colored, you can use non acetone based nail polish remover to wipe away the stain. If the carpet is dark colored then you have to be careful about disrupting the dye of the fabric. Nail polish remover will alter the color of the dye, so avoid using it. You can use hairspray on the stain and scrub it off with a sponge. Rubbing alcohol can also soften hard nail polish. You can soak the stain in it and use a small brush to remove it from the carpet. This may take a few tries before the stain is completely removed.
Most home solvents can be used to remove nail polish, but these solvents can at times damage furniture or clothes. The best way to remove nail polish without doing harm to your items is to pick a material that can isolate the nail polish for removal without affecting the properties of your article. Above are different ways to remove nail polish stains.