How do you get nail polish out of fabric?

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Acetone, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bug spray, and hair spay remove nail polish from fabric. Acetone is a good option if the fabric does not contain acetate or triacetate, otherwise acetone will melt the fabric. It is safe to apply acetone on denim, cotton, linen and silk. It is safer to perform a spot test to avoid ruining the fabric. Try applying acetone in a small portion that is not visible.

There are also non-acetone polish remover available on the market. These are safe to use in removing nail polish from fabric, hair, upholstery and carpet.

Rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide are options readily available in most households. They are perfect for light fabrics. Doing a spot test is also necessary to make sure their bleaching effects do not destroy the fabric. Hair spray is also good for removing nail polish from wood. Always rinse hydrogen peroxide off from the fabric with cold water.

Dry cleaning solvent can also remove nail polish successfully. Carefully blot it into the fabric with the use of sponge or an eye dropper. In all these home remedies, it is always easier to remove nail polish while it is still wet. Bringing the fabric to the cleaners may be the best and most practical solution.

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1. Clean as much of the stain as you can with a blunt-edged instrument such as the back of a butter knife. Lightly scrape the stain until no more of the stain comes up. 2. Apply acetone
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Unless the fabric is acetate, triacetate or modacrylic, you can use nail polish remover. Start by testing it in a small corner of the fabric to see if it is color-safe. Then use it
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Nail polish can be removed with some time and patience. Step 1: Try to remove as much polish as possible from the fabric using a stiff brush. Step 2: Blot the nail polish with with
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How to Get Nail Polish Out of Fabric
Maybe you were painting your nails on the couch, and the bottle spilled. Or maybe your little Picasso found your stash of polish and began decorating everything in the house with your favorite fire engine red nail polish. Either way, you have a lot of... More »
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