At times, after we just finished painting our nails with fancy and beautiful nail polish, we fail to remember our fingers are still wet and accidentally stained our carpet with wet nail polish on our hands. Sometimes, we unintentionally spill nail polish on our carpet.

Nail polish is a bit difficult to remove if you don’t have enough knowledge on how to remove nail polish from carpet. A lot more if the nail polish has set in for an extended period and is already dry.

Anyway, not anymore hard today since we’ll be dealing with the best ways to clean and remove that silly nail polish out of your carpet.

Things Needed:

Hydrogen peroxide
Nail polish remover
Spray bottle


  1. The initial action you have to do is to blot the excess nail polish with any clean dry towel. This will allow the excess nail polish transfer to the towel.
  2. Next in line is making use of your nail polish remover. Moisten your clean cloth using your nail polish remover. You can use acetone, but it can also bleach your carpet therefore only applicable to white or any light carpet. Do not forget you  have to do a few trials first on hidden part of your house to make sure the nail polish remover won’t fade your carpet. You also need to keep carpet remnants when you install your carpeting so that you can have something to try unto before using any carpet cleaning solution. You can also use hydrogen peroxide if your carpet is white mainly because it has bleaching effect.
  3. At this point, blot the stained area with your wet towel. Now you can see the nail polish transferring to the cloth.
  4. Repeat the process until all the stains completely transferred to the cloth and no trace of nail polish left on your carpet.
  5. Following all the stains were removed, you may rinse the carpet using warm water. Get your spray bottle and spray over the area. Blot the area using another dry towel to extract the water.
  6. Dry the area thoroughly prior to allowing anybody to use it.


  • You should not apply any carpet cleaning solution directly to your carpet to avoid or prevent any additional damage like bleaching. To confirm, try it first on any hidden part of your carpet such as the area under cabinet or the ones in corners. It would be better if you have any carpet remnants to test.

Never rub the area when applying any solution. You may find yourself spreading the stain unto a larger area. Simply do pure blotting or dabbing.

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