DIY Manicures are the best, right? Well, they always start out the best until someone accidentally smacks the bottle and the nail polish goes a flyin’! Those are the moments when time slows down. You stare at the bottle as it starts to tilt, your eyes widen as you realize what is about to happen and your hand futilely flings out to stop it. But it’s done.
Well, never fear! Just because you accidentally lacquered your skirt, desk, or couch doesn’t mean the polish has to stay there. Here are removal tips to keep that nail polish where it belongs…on your nails!
Here are three ways to remove Nail Polish.
Removing Nail Polish from Clothes
Because nail polish remover can interact with some dyes and fabrics removing nail polish from clothes is a little difficult. First, always spot test your fabric with remover before going to town on the stain. If the nail polish remover is safe on your fabric it should remove the nail polish without a problem. Make sure that you put it in the laundry directly afterwards so the nail polish remover doesn’t sit on your fabric. If nail polish remover is not an option use hair spray to remove the nail polish. If neither one works then it is time to make the trip to your local dry cleaner. The solvents they use can usually remove nail polish.
Taking Nail Polish off Wood
CAUTION: Never use nail polish remover on wood. It ruins the finish on the wood and can even make worse stains on the wood. Believe me, I know. There is an easy way to remove it. Just spray your spilled nail polish with plenty of hair spray—the cheaper the better! Let it sit for about 20 seconds and then wipe it off. Sometimes it takes a couple times to completely remove the nail polish but eventually it will all be off.
Removing Nail Polish from the Carpet
Depending on the color of your carpet makes a difference on how to remove it. If you have a dark carpet use hair spray or rubbing alcohol on it and then blot the nail polish up with a sponge or paper towels. If it is a light color carpet use a non-acetone nail polish remover to take the polish out. Sometimes it takes a while for all the nail polish to get out completely so keep at it until it is clear.
What is your best trick to remove Nail Polish?