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How to Get Nail Polish Out of Carpet

Did you spill a little nail polish on your carpet when you were painting your toes? With these simple tips, nobody will know what happened.


  • Step 1: Blot the area Blot the nail polish with a paper towel.
  • Step 2: Put nail polish remover on stain Put nail polish remover on a cotton ball or paper towel and blot the stain again.
  • TIP: If the nail polish remover contains acetone, test a small area of your carpet first.
  • Step 3: Wash with soap and water Wash the area with soap and water once the stain is gone.
  • Step 4: Get old stains out Get dried stains out of the carpet by first spraying the area with water.
  • TIP: Never use bleach on carpets.
  • Step 5: Use a plastic knife Use a plastic knife to scrap the polish out of the carpet.
  • Step 6: Put hydrogen peroxide on stain Put hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and dab it on the stain.
  • Step 7: Let it sit Let it sit for 30 minutes. Keep applying until the stain is gone.
  • FACT: In 1992, two inventors in New York City patented a nail polish that dries in less than a minute and is tough enough to be worn for two or three days.

You Will Need

  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton balls
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Spray bottle
  • Plastic knife
  • Hydrogen peroxide

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