Nail paints are a beautiful thing that can enhance our nails look and make our hands look pretty good. But when they spill over our clothes, carpets or furniture, it is just the opposite. Fortunately, you can easily get rid of these stains with things we already have at home. If you want how to save your clothes, upholstery, or carpet from these stubborn stains, here we are going to tell you how to eradicate these enamel errors
1. How to remove Nail Polish from Clothes:
– First, check if the fabric contains acetate, triacetate or modacrylic. If it does, then don’t try the following steps as the acetone can deteriorate the fabric.
– If the stain is fresh, gently remove as much excess nail polish as possible. Don’t rub, but gently dab the nail polish stain with a clean white cloth.
– If the fabric is washable, gently apply a small amount of nail polish remover to the stain with a clean sponge or white cloth.
– Carefully dab in a blotting motion to prevent the nail polish from embedding itself deeper. Work from the outside in, continually moving to a clean area of the towel underneath as it absorbs the stain.
– The nail polish from the fabric will start transferring into the towel.
– Repeat until the stain is no longer transferring. Rinse the fabric in cool water, and machine wash as usual.
2. How to remove nail polish from upholstery
-First, mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap with two cups of cool water.
– Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
– Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat these steps until the stain disappears. Then, sponge with cool water and blot dry. If the stain remains, contact a cleaning professional as soon as possible.
3. How to remove nail polish from the carpet
– Pre-test the non-acetone nail polish remover in an inconspicuous place by applying several drops of it with a cotton swab to the predominate colors of the fabric. Allow it to sit on this area for 30 minutes to an hour. If the color transfers to the cotton or a color change occurs, then a professional cleaner should be considered.
– If the fabric is color-safe, apply several drops of non-acetone based nail polish remover with a cotton swab and, working from the outer edge toward the center, gently agitate to remove nail polish. Change swabs as needed. Make sure you do not over-wet the area and only use cotton swabs or small paper towels. Otherwise, the stains will quickly spread and make matters worse.