How to get nail polish out of carpet?

crteam November 8, 2020 Carpet Cleaning , Do It Yourself
Nail Polish

Home salon is need of the hour but it comes with its own risk. During this crisis, it is a bit risky and difficult to visit the salon, preferably for smaller jobs like nail beauty, it is best to get done at home. But as we said it can be sometimes tragic. Well, accidents happen. Yes, accidentally when you spill the bright nail polish shade on your most treasured carpet, tragedy happens. 

You decided to paint your nails but unfortunately, you end up painting your carpet. Don’t worry, you are fortunate enough as removing spilled nail polish from the carpet fibre is not at all a rocket science, in fact, it is as simple as ABC.

What to do first?

First, you need to stop panicking! You just have to start with bloating away the extra nail polish with a paper towel and make sure it does not get smudged to a larger area.  

If the nail polish has dried, you can start scraping it with a butter knife and remove the hardened polish. 

Blot, Blot and some more Blot 

After removing the excess nail polish, you need to blot it again and again with a dry cloth.

Now for further cleaning, you have to perform some easy cleaning hacks.

Prepare a cleaning solution 

A diluted solution of liquid soap

  • Create a diluted solution of liquid dishwashing soap and warm water 
  • Now pour the solution on a clean cloth and soak the stain 
  • Rinse out the soap with plain warm water and let it dry 
  • To help it dry faster, you can place a paper towel on the wet area and then a place something heavy on the top 

Using hairspray 

You can also try removing the nail polish from the carpet using a hairspray. 

  • First, wet the stain with a good amount of water 
  • Now spray the hair spray directly on the stain and leave it for over 15 minutes 
  • You can scrub the stained area with an old toothbrush for 2 to 5 minutes  
  • Repeat the process, if you still notice some stain

Using vinegar 

Another easy home remedy is cleaning with vinegar

  • Thoroughly wet the stained area with water 
  • Now apply enough vinegar and let it soak for around 10 minutes
  • Later, gently blot the stain with a paper towel. You can also clean it in a circular motion

Non-acetone nail polish remover

We understand you can’t resist the temptation of asking, “Can I clean the nail polish stain from the carpet using nail polish remover?”

Unsurprisingly, yes you can!

But there are some guidelines which you need to follow before using nail polish remover as a cleaning solution. We suggest you to better use non- acetone nail polish remover as it is effective as well as dye-free so you won’t risk your carpet fibre. 

  • Soak a cotton ball or portion of cleaning cloth or paper towel with the nail polish remover and slowly dab on the stain
  • Make sure it does not smear to the clean carpet areas
  • Repeat the process until the stain gets almost vanished

If everything fails, you can better take the help of professional carpet cleaners that are readily available in the market.