How to Get Nail Polish Out of Carpet

Certainly any woman with an affinity for painting her fingernails understands the terror that sweeps over the body as you watch your open nail polish bottle topple over onto the carpet. If you’re a super ninja, you may be able to act fast enough to scoop up the bottle before any thick polish escapes.

Since not everyone can be so lucky, here’s a quick guide to help you get the polish out of your carpet.

How to Get Nail Polish Out of Carpet

Step #1 | Act fast.

The quicker you get a move on blotting up the spill, the higher your chances of successfully removing every hint of the stain.

Step #2 | Remove excess polish.

Blot the spill with a paper towel (or an old rag that you don’t mind staining) to absorb the excess color. Whatever you do, don’t rub the stain with any kind of back and forth movement. Doing this will actually push the color deeper into the fibers of your carpet making the stain harder to remove.

Step #3 | Spot test.

Before you try any treatment, test your selection on a part of the carpet that’s out of sight. This step is especially important if you have a dark carpet. You don’t want to accidentally lift the color from your carpet while trying to remove the pigment of your polish.

For darker carpets, remove the stain with hair spray or rubbing alcohol. Just spray the solution of your choosing onto the offending area and blot up the excess after a few moments.

If you have a lighter colored carpet, consider spraying the stain with non-acetone nail polish remover. Just make sure it is non-acetone. Products with acetone are almost certain to cause more damage than good.

Step #4 | Rinse.

Once the stain is removed, rinse the area well with water to prevent rapid resoiling. If the stain just won’t budge, contact a carpet cleaning company in Orlando for help. Just call 407.688.2121 today.

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