It’s the worst when fingernail polish spills on a surface that you don’t want painted. While it can make your nails beautiful, it can be real problem when it is spilled on a number of different surfaces. Luckily, there are some helpful tips to remove this stuff from unwanted surfaces. Mike’s Custom Flooring is here to share different techniques to remove fingernail polish from just about any surface.
Removing Nail Polish from Walls
Removing nail polish from a painted wall can be tricky because you don’t want to remove the paint that is underneath it. To successfully get rid of fingernail polish on walls, try using rubbing alcohol. Dip the corner of a sponge in the alcohol and gently scrub the wall using circular motions. Try to avoid scrubbing the paint around the spot you are trying to remove. When you have all but gotten rid of the polish, switch to soap and water to finish the job; dry the wall and you’re done.
Removing Fingernail Polish from Carpet
If you find that nail polish has spilled on your carpet, the first thing you want to do is start scrubbing to get rid of it. This is the last thing you want to do. When you scrub the fresh polish, it only pushes the color deeper into the fiber and makes removing it more difficult. Rather, you should scrape off the polish using a spatula, butter knife or other flat object. You will find that the best way to get rid of nail polish is with the help of glass cleaner. If you don’t have any glass cleaner on hand, you can use nail polish remover when the carpet is a lighter color. It can cause discoloration on dark carpet and shouldn’t be use in this instance. Another great tool in removing it is with vinegar. You can spray it thoroughly and then work to blot away the nail polish stain for a more natural approach.
Removing Polish from Hardwood Flooring
When you find that polish has spilled on your hardwood flooring, you can often use a putty knife to scrape it off the surface. If remnants are left behind, you can use soapy water to help remove it all the way from the surface. Sometimes, darker colors are more difficult to remove and you can get rid of them by using 0000-grade stainless steel wool to work at it. Always rub in the same direction as the grain to avoid damaging your wood flooring.
Removing Polish from Tile Floors
This is the easiest surface to remove nail polish from. Because tile floors are so durable, you can use nail polish remover to remove it as soon as possible without any problem. You can use baking soda and water to remove it if you don’t have any nail polish remover on hand.