Nail Polish

Removing nail polish from carpets

Option 1:

  1. It’s better to let the spill dry before you try to remove it. If you try to remove it when wet, you may spread it around.
  2. Pour a little Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover to the centre of the stain and allow it to penetrate through the area for a short while.
  3. Blot the stained area gently with the kitchen paper. Do not rub the stain. The nail polish should begin to transfer onto the kitchen paper.
  4. Allow the stained area to dry thoroughly

Option 2:

  1. Spray bug spray on the area, gently comb the area in several different directions (ie diagonal, horizontal, vertical). Combing in a single direction constantly is not good for the carpet, refrain from scratching frantically back and forth, as you will cause the tops of the loops to fray. If you do not have a handy little carpet tool, use a spoon or fork.
  2. The object is to loosen the nail polish, and blot. The nail polish will transfer to the paper towel and leave the carpet.
  3. Repeat as necessary. This may take you an hour to fully remove a spot; it’s extremely easy to execute but time consuming!

Removing nail polish from fabric

  1. Spray the area with bug spray
  2. Rub the clothing/fabric together, blotting frequently with paper towel
  3. Repeat as necessary

Removing nail polish from leather

  1. Dab off, don’t rub, most of the nail polish using a paper towel. Then test the leather for colour fastness. This will help you determine if the leather can withstand the chemicals needed to clean it. Take some Acetone and dab an area of the lather than cannot be seen or is inconspicuous. Acetone is a non-oily fingernail polish remover. Wait a few minutes to make sure the leather does not change colour
  2. If the leather can withstand the Acetone, dab the affected area with small amounts of the Acetone using a paper towel. Keep dabbing until no more nail polish is coming up on your paper towel. If the Acetone damages the leather, you can try using rubbing alcohol. Be sure to test the alcohol first before using. Use the same method of dabbing as before.
  3. If neither one of these methods work on your leather, contact a leather professional. They have access to more chemicals and should be able to remove the stain.