Your nail paint looks flash on your nails but the trouble is that we are human beings and we might create a mess at times! By mess, we are trying to focus on the spilled nail polish on your clothes or couch.
Your heart beats faster and you get irritated when the nail paint drops on the fabric of your cushion or couch. Your parents give you a smirk and complain how messy you are! Tell them to relax because nail polish is the easiest substance to remove from clothes, couch, carpets or any type of fabric.
The nail polish has been around for many decades. In fact the nail polish has been around in the world since 3000 BC. The Chinese royalty used gold, silver and red lacquer to embellish the nails. If you look at it now, there are multiple colours available that we can’t even think of! There is nail art and there are different types of nail polishes in every possible colour.
Sometimes we girls are in such a hurry that we do not realize that we tossed the nail paint on the couch. Yes, the couch and carpet is expensive but there is a solution for removing the nail polish stain. You did not do it intentionally, right? Let it not ruin your day because there is a fix for everything in this world. After all it is just nail paint which can be easily washed off and removed. Give yourself a break and read this post.
Women tend to worry too much and it is time that we focus on better things of life than weep about a nail polish stain on the couch. Let’s find a fix for this, ladies!
You have landed on this page for a reason! We are here to save the day and share our version of removing nail polish from clothes, couch, carpet, satin and hair. There is much more in store for you!
How to get nail polish out of fabric?
Before you start removing the nail polish out of any fabric, you need to check the tag of the garment. What is the fabric? Different fabrics require different treatments! It is a basic rule that you need to follow.
In case the fabric has modacrylic, acetate, and triacetate, you should not wear your smart pants and try to remove the stain at home. You need professional help here! If you use acetone on this fabric, it will create a hole and you would not feel great about it. We are just warning you that these types of fabrics should be handed over to a professional dry cleaner.
For other fabrics which are washable, you can use acetone or the nail polish remover. A plain acetone will do the job efficiently! You would also need paper towel or absorbent white clothes for this.
Key is to NOT rub the stain further because that would make it difficult to remove the stain. It will go deeper into the fabric and you will have a work of art on your fabric! Use an old credit card to lift up the stain carefully.
Do it as quickly as possible so that the stain does not go deeper into the fabric. Now you would need to place the paper towel or white cloth under the stain so that the acetone gets absorbed. Why do we do this? It is because the acetone can damage the surface on which the fabric is kept.
Now take a white cloth and dip it in acetone. Dab the stain with this cloth till the colour transfers to the white cloth. If the colour is stubborn and does not get removed, you can try dabbing some alcohol later on. This does work!
How to get nail polish out of couch?
Sometimes you forget to close the lid of the nail polish and it spills on your couch. Ouch! That does break your heart but it can be fixed. Why do you have to worry? Yes, it is an expensive couch but it does not need an expensive treatment.
In order to remove nail polish out of couch, you have to act quickly. Do make sure that the nail polish remover does not damage the fabric of your couch. You can use hydrogen peroxide to fix the issue.
If you are using a nail polish remover, do spot testing before dabbing it on the whole area. Sometimes the nail polish remover may react to the fabric of couch gets dissolved. You must do spot testing before using the nail polish remover.
If you are using hydrogen peroxide, dab it gently on the area. Use a sponge to dab the surface with water. You would need to dry it with a dry towel. This generally works in the cases of couch stain removal.
Accidents happen and you may be sitting comfortably on the couch and applying nail paint. It was an accident and the next time you need to be more careful! Try the above methods to remove the nail polish stain.
How to get nail polish out of carpet?
Carpets are expensive and majority of the people spend a fortune to buy a carpet. Now the key is to be quick. Like we said, the quicker you act, the easier would be to remove nail polish stain from the carpet.
What if it is a quick drying nail polish? You have to speed up! You should make sure that you do not spread the polish by rubbing it. Rubbing the polish is only going to make it worse and difficult to remove the stain. Take an old credit card and lift off the blob of polish.
If you have a light coloured carpet, invest in a non-acetone nail polish remover. This would be the safest bet for your carpet. Do not use an acetone remover because that would destroy the fabric of the carpet. Place the non-acetone remover on the carpet. You need a small amount for this! Gently blob on the stain and use a sponge or cloth to do so.
If you have a brightly coloured or dark carpet, you must stick to alcohol or hairspray. Rubbing non acetone or acetone will remove the dye from your bright and beautiful carpet.
Hydrogen peroxide is also a good option for removing the tough nail polish stain on your bright coloured carpet. The key is not discolouring the carpet by using harmful chemicals. The alcohol and hairspray is a good option!
You can dab hydrogen peroxide with a sponge to remove the stain. Be gentle and never rub the stain as that would make the colour spread. You wouldn’t want that, right? Be gentle with your approach and choose a method according to the colour of the carpet and never use acetone on it.
How to get nail polish out of hair?
Oops! Is that nail polish on your hair? It happens! There is nothing to sulk about. It has happened with us and let us tell you that thousands of women face this issue on a daily basis.
When we have wet nail paint on our nails, we accidently use the same for combing our hair or just removing the hair from our face. Wet nail paint gets stuck on your hair and you feel hopeless that you just took a bath! There is no need to take another shower because there is a fix for this as well.
There is a lot of misleading information available on the net. We would suggest you to use nail polish remover but many women wish to know whether it would damage their hair. The solution is that you can trim the hair on which the nail paint is stuck or you can use a nail polish remover on the hair which is affected. Do not have to dab the remover on your entire scalp!
Use a cotton ball or swab and dip it in the nail polish remover. Now you can dab it on the hair which has nail polish. Do note that it would not damage your hair as you might have spilled nail polish on few strands. Be careful not to dab it on the scalp as such.
There are times when the nail polish gets stuck to your child’s hair! What to do in such cases? You would need to isolate the strands of hair and start with putting an ice cube on them.
If the polish has hardened, the ice cubes will help to chip the pieces of the nail polish. Now take some baby oil on your fingers and massage the strands with this. You would need to gently pull the nail polish so that it gets removed.
If this does not work, you can use the nail polish remover to remove the polish from your hair. Use a cotton ball or swab to remove the polish from your hair.
How to get nail polish out of satin?
Since satin is a delicate fabric, you have to be very careful about what you are using on it. If you spilled some nail polish on it, the acetone may break down the fabric and will ruin the colour. What to do in such cases?
Your beautiful satin clothing should not lose its beautiful colour and so, you have to be very careful with the fabric that you are handling. Use a non acetone nail polish remover to dab on the fabric. Acetone will ruin the colour and fabric. Be gentle and blob! Do not wipe because the colour spreads. Blob and dab as this would help you to remove the nail paint from the fabric.
You can also use hairspray to remove the stain. You would need a toothbrush to remove the stain. Spray some hairspray on the toothbrush and brush off the dried nail paint. This is to be used on dried nail polish and not wet nail paint.
If you ask us, we would tell you that in order to remove the nail polish stains, it is best to act quickly and not wait for it to get dry! It becomes even more difficult to remove the stain once it is dry.
Also, you must always start with spot testing to see whether the acetone or acetone free does not ruin the fabric. We would strictly suggest you NOT to use acetone on satin. Acetone free is available easily and you can even use hair spray for the same.
Takeaway Advice for the Readers
Wasn’t that easy? You were getting worried for no reason at all! The key is to act quickly and not let the stain dry for too long. When you spill nail polish on any type of fabric whether it is your couch, satin or even the carpet, you must not let it dry for long.
You must not rub the nail paint and use a cloth to remove it. If you rub the nail paint on the fabric, it will spread and you will have more work to do!
There is always an option of going to the dry cleaner but the above-mentioned methods can help you to remove the nail paint without any hassle. So, if the post was helpful to you in any way, show us some love by liking the post and sharing it with your girlfriends.
Always remember that the quicker you are to attack and remove the stain, the more effective it would be. Do not wait for summer to end or the weekend to begin because nail polish stains are best removed when they spill off.
Applying nail polish on your nails has always been a fiddly business and there are many other women who do not get it right! Accidents happen and you must not be harsh on yourself. Just act quickly and follow the tips mentioned-above and we are sure that you will be able to remove the stain efficiently.
Good luck with the stain removal, ladies!