clean polishIt’s your day off, and you decide to pamper yourself. Accompanied by music and a nice glass of wine, you get all of your nail care products out and arrange them on your living room floor. No matter how careful you are when applying nail polish, there is always that chance that, despite your best efforts, it can still end up on your carpet. Nail polish can be difficult to remove from carpet, especially if it has already dried. Check out these tips for getting or to clean polish.

Things Needed to Clean Polish:

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 the 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 a bleaching effect.
  3. At this point, blot the stained area with your wet towel to clean polish. 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 carpets 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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