5 Ways to Remove Nail Polish From a Carpet

If it is a fresh nail polish stain, gently blot the stain with a paper towel to remove as much as possible. If the stain is dry, first try to pick off as much as possible before using any kind of cleaning method, as this will make cleaning much easier. If you have an expensive carpet it is a wise idea to first check the carpet manufacturers cleaning instructions, as depending on what kind of carpet you have some cleaning methods maybe cause damage to your carpet. 

1. Nail Polish Remover - Pour a small amount of the nail polish remover of your choice onto stain and blot with a paper towel to remove as much as possible. Scrub gently in a circular motion until the stain comes out, then rinse area with water and let dry. You may have to rinse with water again after carpet is dry if you can still smell the nail polish remover.

2. Baking Soda and Ginger ale - Place baking soda on the stain and pour some ginger ale on top to wet the baking soda. Let this sit for about 10 minutes to loosen the stain, then scrub with a circular motion. Rinse area with water and let dry.

3. Hairspray - Spray enough hairspray on stain to wet it and blot with a damp paper towel. Next, using a scrub brush, use small circular motions to remove stain. Apply more hairspray if needed. When stain is removed, rinse area with water and let dry.

4. Rubbing Alcohol - Pour rubbing alcohol on stain and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse with water after stain is out and let dry.

5. Vinegar - Apply enough vinegar to thoroughly wet the stain. Take a sponge or paper towel and wet with vinegar and place on top of stain and let sit for about 10 minutes. Carefully blot with paper towel after 10 minutes and then scrub in a circular motion until the stain is removed. Rinse with water and let dry.

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