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how to remove nail polish stains on carpet and upholstery

Nail polish stains mucking up your carpet or couch?

Most manufacturers put a stain-resistant finish on carpets and furniture, but it can only do so much.

Here's how to remove nail polish stains the easy way.

You'll need:

  • Mineral spirits;
  • 3 clean rags or cloths;
  • warm and cool water, in separate bowls;
  • a few squirts of hand dishwashing liquid.

1. soften nail polish stains with mineral spirits.

Soften the polish with a cleaning solution gentler than straight than acetone - mineral spirits. Gently blot the stained area of the carpet or couch with a cloth saturated with the mineral spirits, rewetting as needed.

Be sure to move to a clean area of the cloth once the polish begins transferring from the stained area.

2. blot any remaining polish stain with dishwashing liquid mix.

Blot any remaining polish with a mixture of 1 cup warm water and 1 teaspoon of mild hand dish-washing liquid. Use a clean towel or rag here, and continue until the stain on carpet or couch is lifted, repeating as needed.

3. blot-rinse with cool water.

You'll now need to remove the cleaning solution(s) from the carpet or couch. Using a clean rag dipped in a bowl of cool water, blot - don't rub - the water into the fibers of your carpet or upholstery. Repeat using a clean part of the rag until there is no further transfer or the sudsy solution onto the cloth.

4. repeat steps above if any polish remains.

A polish stain can be removed if you take the time to get the polish completely out of the fabric or carpet fibers. Patience and perseverance will pay off big here.

Visit the Clean Organized Home Store for the carpet and upholstery cleaning products and tools you'll need to remove tough stains and spills.



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Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.