5 DIY Steps To Get Nail Polish Out Of Clothes

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Understandably, it’s quite frustrating when you find a nail polish stain on your clothes, be it from an inadvertent spill during your manicure session or a smear on a beloved top. But, hang in there. We’ve got the solution for you! Let’s help you restore your apparel to its original condition and make it ready to don in no time. Follow the tips in this handy guide on effective removal of nail polish stains. All necessary information on how to efficiently clean nail polish from fabrics will be provided, from pre-treatment of the stain to choosing the most effective cleaning agent.

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DIY Solutions To Get Nail Polish Out Of Clothes

Here are a few DIY solutions you can try to remove nail polish from clothes:

🟧 Rubbing Alcohol

The stain may be removed by first soaking the afflicted area in rubbing alcohol for a few minutes, and then using a cotton ball or q-tip to scrub the area clean.

🟧 Hairspray

It is recommended to spray hairspray straight over the nail polish stain, wait a few minutes, and then gently scrape the stain away with a cloth or paper towel.

🟧 Hand Sanitizer

The nail polish stain may be removed by using hand sanitizer and rubbing it in with a clean cloth or paper towel. Use water to clean the area, and do it again if required.

🟧 Baking soda with vinegar

Make a paste out of the vinegar and baking soda. After applying the paste to the stained area, wait a few minutes. Get rid of the stain with soap and water and a clean cloth or paper towel.

🟧 Acetone

As acetone is used to remove nail polish, it can be useful in removing nail polish stains from fabric. Nevertheless, acetone may also ruin materials, therefore, a spot test is always recommended.

Before using these solutions on the entire garment, test them on a small, hidden part and always refer to the care label for more guidance. When in doubt, get the item cleaned by a professional.

Step-by-Step Guide How To Get Nail Polish Out Of Clothes

Nail polish is a fun and trendy way to add color and personality to your nails, but it can be a nightmare if it gets on your clothes. Luckily, nail polish can be removed from clothing in a way that won’t ruin the material. How? Read on!

🟫 Act fast

Time is of the essence when attempting to remove nail paint from clothing. The longer polish is left on the fabric, the more difficult it is to remove. If you get nail paint on your clothes, you should try to get it out as quickly as possible.

🟫 Scrape off excess polish

Remove as much of the extra nail polish as you can using a dull knife or a spoon. Take care not to snag the cloth.

🟫 Blot the stain

Blot the stain from above with another clean white cloth after placing a clean white cloth under the discolored area. Nail polish spills may be absorbed with this.

🟫 Apply nail polish remover

If you put nail polish remover on a clean cloth and rub it on the stain, it will work well to get rid of it. To get the best results, remove the polish using an acetone-based product. Scrubbing the stain might harm the fabric, so be gentle when using the cloth.

🟫 Rinse and repeat

Examine the stain while the area is being rinsed with cold water. To ensure that the stain is entirely removed, repeat the technique as necessary.

🟫 Launder as usual

When the stain has been removed, continue washing the item as usual. Always follow the recommendations on the label for cleaning and maintenance.

Final Words

We hope that the tips and tricks provided in this post will help you effectively remove nail polish stains from your favorite garments.

Remember, it’s important to act fast and treat the stain as soon as possible to increase your chances of success. Always test a cleaning solution on an area that won’t be seen, and follow the care instructions on the label of the item you want to clean.

If you have any other tips or tricks for removing nail polish stains, feel free to share them in the comments section below.

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