There hardly might be a girl who doesn’t love to paint her fingernails with nail polish. The rejoice which they get after applying nail polish can turn out to be not less than any disaster if the nail polish, unfortunately, gets spilled on any surface, besides nails. Carpet could be one of the worst places for the fingernail polish because it will leave an obvious stain which will be impossible for you to remove. If anyhow this has happened to you or if it happens in future, there is need to worry or panic as it is easy to get rid of those stubburn nail paint stains with some easy tips. Here are some tips you should follow to remove the fingernail polish stain from the carpet and to save it from getting damaged.
Tips for Removing Wet Nail Polish from the Carpet
- With a help of dry towel or clean dishtowel dab the wet nail polish as much of the nail polish as possible, make sure you don’t scrub that area or it will spread.
- To prevent the spreading of the polish or make the removal process faster, you need to frequently switch to a clean side of the towel.
- Apply a tiny amount of non-acetone nail polish remover to the stain, once you have absorbed all the nail polish.
- Go on with the procedure until the stain is removed. Keep in mind to switch to the clean sides of the towel to avoid the stain from getting back on the carpet from a saturated towel.
Steps for Removing Dry Nail Polish from Carpet
- With cold water, damp the stain.
- Take a hairspray and spray a medium amount on the stain. (about 15-18 pumps)
- Take rubbing alcohol and add 3 to 5 small splashes.
- With the scrub brush, scrub it for about a minute.
- Slowly pour the cold water on the stain during the scrubbing.
- Repeat the procedure until the stain is fully removed.
The options mentioned above are apparently for removing wet or dry nail polish from your carpet. It’s best to remove the nail polish while it is still wet. With the harsh scrubbing required for dry nail polish stains, it damages the carpet’s fibres.
If anyhow, after attempting the options mentioned above are not giving you any outcome and you still have a visible stain, one of the following options may work to completely remove it.
Removing Nail Polish Stains from Carpet Using Window Cleaner
- The first step will be to check whether the stain is still wet or not. If it is still wet then blot as much as possible using a dry paper towel or dishtowel.
- Using a window cleaner spray a small amount of it on the stain (depending on the size of the stain).
- Rub the stain with a sponge or cloth in a circular motion.
- After the above step, wash off with cold water and let dry. Stain should disappear once dry.
Removing Nail Polish Stains from Carpet Using Hairspray
- Just like the above method, check the stain is still wet or not if it is then dabbed out the excess with the help of dry paper towel or dishcloth. As this method is best used for dry nail polish stains but can be used on wet stains as well.
- Add a good amount of water to the stain to keep it damp.
- Use a hairspray to spray directly onto the stain for 15-20 times.
- Scrub the area for about 3 minutes with the help of a toothbrush.
- Repeat the steps 2-4 until the stain is disappeared.
These are some methods for removing nail polish from carpets. You must remember to do every step mentioned precisely to avoid damage. If after following this few of the above options you still have a stain on your carpet, call the professionals!
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