web analytics

How To Get Nail Polish Out Of Carpet

Spilling a dark red or pink nail polish on your bright colored carpet it could be very frustrating. But there is no need to worry, because there are some very easy ways to remove it from your carpet or rug.

Here are a few magical ways how to remove nail polish of the carpet. The stain will be gone away forever.


Acetone or Non-Acetone Polish Remover

This is very true: If acetone removes polish off of your fingers, then definitely must remove nail polish from your carpet.

Dab the stain with a plain towel and then pour a small amount of acetone remover and continue to dub the carpet until the stains fade away. Be aware, acetone is a strong chemical and could damage your carpet if you are dabbing it stronger. After cleaning with acetone, rinse with water and soap thoroughly, as much as possible.

Rubbing Alcohol and Hairspray

First, before spray the hairspray on the spot, wet the stain with cold water.  Also, you can add a few splashes of rubbing alcohol.

With a scrub brush or toothbrush, scrub the stain gently for about 1-2 minutes. When scrubbing, pour constantly cold water on the stain. Keep doing this and the stain will definitely disappear.

Carpet Stain Remover

Using a piece of absorbent material such as a towel or paper towel, soak up the stain as much as it possible. Then spray the area with an intense carpet stain remover and leave it on for a while. Sometimes pet stain removers can also do the magic.

Rub and scrub the stain until it disappears. Doing this will keep the stain wet rather than thicken for easy removal.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Pour some little amount of hydrogen peroxide on the carpet and rub it until the stain disappeared. Remember, hydrogen peroxide has a bleaching effect and it should be used only for white or light colored capretIf the carpet is white or light in color. If you have poured out a nail polish on a dark colored carpet, it should be tested first on some other similar material.

Window Cleaner

Window cleaner can actually get nail polish stains out of the carpet very easy, just like magic.

First, smudge the stain and pour window cleaner on it. Then, start scrubbing in a circular motion. Rinse the stain with soap and water, thoroughly.

Scrape, Cut or Scratch

If the stain is dried, before using  any of these methods to get nail polish out of carpet, it is best to scrape, cut or scratch the dried stains out as much as possible.

Before trying any of these ways to get nail polish out of carpet, remember:
  • If you have pets, keep them away from the stained area for about an hour or more. Almost every method used for removing nails polish is toxic, and dangerous for your pets.
  • Be careful when using some of the substances, because they can cause lasting damage to your carpet.
  • Test any of the above solutions for removing colors on your carpet before proceeding. You can test first in a hidden area of the carpet (under the couch or closet).