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How to Remove Nail Polish Stains from Carpet

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Nail polish is designed to stain and paint surfaces, so spilling it on a carpet can be a real headache.

Most nail polish bottles are designed specifically to avoid spills, so hopefully if you do manage to spill some it will only be a small amount.

Remember that fresh spills are the easiest to clean up – so tackle any spill as quickly as you can in order to get the best results. The key with nail polish stains is to keep the area as moist as possible. If you allow the polish to dry onto the carpet it will be much tougher to remove as the polish will bond with and stick to the carpet fibres.

Use a cleaning cloth or rag to blot up as much of the nail polish as you can, while wetting the area and turning the cloth to ensure you avoid spreading it further.

The best way to remove nail polish is by using a good high-quality nail polish remover. The danger here is damaging the carpet – be sure to test a small area to make sure the polish remover won’t damage the carpet or remove the colour. Apply the remover with a clean cloth and blot carefully. Apply water if necessary to keep the stained area damp and use a rag to remove the excess liquid.

If this technique doesn’t have the desired results, try applying some rubbing alcohol and plenty of clean water. Once you’re finished allow the area to dry out thoroughly.

You should now be left with a nail polish stain free carpet! If you found this advice useful, share it on Facebook.

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