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How to Get Nail Polish Out of Clothes & Fabric

Nail polish stains can be difficult to remove, but you can fight those stains with these tips.


  • : Acetone should not be used on fabrics that contain acetate or triacetate.
  • Step 1: Place fabric on flat surface Place your clothing or fabric on a flat surface with the stain facing down.
  • Step 2: Use acetone Get a corner of a paper towel or the tip of a cotton swab wet with nail polish remover or acetone.
  • Step 3: Dab on the stain Dab the stain with the solvent, repeating until the stain is removed.
  • TIP: Use a new applicator each time you go over the stain to prevent the stain from spreading.
  • Step 4: Wash your clothing Wash the clothing in the warmest water that is safe for the fabric. When the wash cycle is complete, your clothing will be stain-free.
  • FACT: The Revlon cosmetics company was founded by a nail polish distributor and a nail polish supplier in 1932.

You Will Need

  • Flat surface
  • Paper towels or cotton swabs
  • Nail polish remover or acetone
  • Washing machine

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