Removing Nail Polish from Carpet

If you live with a woman–whether a wife, sister, mother, child, or friend–you run the risk of getting nail polish on your carpet. Even when being incredibly careful, accidents happen. At first, it might seem like a horrible spill that will be difficult to get out of the carpet, but I think you will be surprised by how easy it really is.

The first thing you will need is a non-acetone nail polish remover.  While it should not stain or damage your carpet, you should always do a spot test when using something other than water or vinegar on your carpets.  Choose a small area of the carpet out of the way (we like the inside corner of a closet) and apply a little of the nail polish remover.  Wait a few minutes and check the spot. If there is any sign of damage (like discoloration) to the carpet, do not use the nail polish remover on your carpets.  If there is no indication of damage, move on to the next step.

Take a white tissue or paper towel and apply some of the nail polish remover to the tissue. Then use the tissue to blot the nail polish. It will gradually come up. It will likely take 5-10 minutes of blotting, depending on the size of the spill, so be patient, and change out your tissue as needed. You will be done when no color is showing up on the tissue.

If you are having trouble, or just want to have a professional take care of it for you, call your Orlando carpet cleaning specialists–Perfect Pear Carpet Cleaning today!

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