By Mrs. Mathis
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While I hope that you are wondering how to clean finger nail polish from carpet because you crave knowledge, I know that it’s more likely that you have just spilt some bright red polish on your mother-in-law’s new white carpet, and you’re in a panic. Well, you can calm down because it is possible to remove nail polish from carpet, even after it has dried. In fact, removing nail polish from carpet need not be any more difficult than removing it from your nails. Dealing with a nail polish stain on carpet even requires the same sort of tools. So, read on now to get an answer to that eternal question, “how do you clean nail polish out of carpet.”
Step 1: Remove Nail Polish from Carpet before it Dries
If you spill your polish on carpet, start by cleaning up as much as possible before it dries. To do this, use plastic spoons to scoop up as much polish as possible. Keep changing to a clean spoon every time until you have removed as much as possible.
Step 2: Removing Nail Polish from Carpet After it has Dried In
For this step, you need to arm yourself with a large bottle of non-acetone nail polish remover and lots of paper towels. Start by pouring a little remover on the spot and dabbing it up with clean paper toweling. Do this over and over, being careful to work from the edge of the stain inward so that you don’t spread the spot. Keep working until no more nail polish is transferring to you towels.
Next, rinse the area well with water to remove the polish remover.
Step 3: Dealing with a Stubborn Nail Polish Stain on Carpet
If you have done all you can and there is still a stain on the carpet, you can very carefully separate the fibers that still have some polish on them and try to try to scrap it off with a butter knife. When you’ve done this, you will probably have a spot so small that no one but you will ever notice it. However, if it’s still bugging you, you can use fingernail scissors to cut away any tiny bits of stained fibers remaining.Print This Article