How To Remove Nail Polish Stains From Fabric & Clothing
Below I've gathered tips for how to remove nail polish stains from fabric and clothing, including a couple of videos from around the web.
There is almost always more than one way to remove spills and spots, but I will admit that nail polish, since it is a type of paint, basically, is one of the toughest things to remove.
This difficulty is compounded by the fact that there are lots of different colors of polish, and many different brands, all which have different formulas and ingredients.
That means what works with one stain may not work with another, and you need to be willing to experiment, try different methods, and unfortunately to even give up when sometimes the mess just won't come out.
Further, the methods described will all be rather harsh, since gentle stain removers don't work very well on it. Therefore, always test each method for removal in an inconspicuous area of the garment before proceeding, and be prepared to potentially ruin it. (Of course, with the polish on it, it may already be ruined, so you may want to take the chance. If you don't want to take the chance -- take it to a professional!)
I'm always looking for more tips for how to remove these spills though, including from various types of fabrics. Therefore, if you've done something that has worked for you, make sure to share your tips here, and I will add them to the page.
So, without further ado, scroll on down to see the tips which I've already compiled. I hope they help!
Below is a video showing a nail polish removal stain tip for clothes.
The tip is pretty obvious -- use nail polish remover to get rid of the spots.
The video itself is pretty helpful, however, because it shows you the step by step method for doing it.
The video cautions that some nail polish removers harm clothes, so try yours in an inconspicuous area and use a different remover if the first one harms the clothing, or removes the color from the fabric.
However, the video does not explain what the difference between various removers is, or what can cause the harm to clothing.
The big difference between nail polish removers is whether the non-oily ones have acetone in them, or not.
Stain Removal Of Nail Polish Without Using Acetone
Stain removal of nail polish can be difficult, because nail polish is basically paint.
If you don't want to use acetone to try to remove the stain per the suggestion above, because you're concerned, for instance, about it removing color along with the polish from your fabric your ways of removing the stains are more limited.
Below is a video discussing some ways to remove these stains from other fabrics (and also carpet) without using acetone.
Some of the suggested products from the video include:
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