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How can I remove nail polish stains from fabric?

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Home Remedies for Nail Polish Stains

Nail polish stains are quite a headache especially when they stick to our clothing. Since this is a very difficult stain to remove, it would take the utmost care to remove it from the fabric. Fortunately, nail polish stains can be removed with these simple home remedies.

The first thing that you might always want to use is bleach but unfortunately, it is never a good idea especially if the fabric is colored. The first thing to do the moment the nail polish touches the fabric is to dab the stain with a clean cloth or paper to prevent it from entering deeper into the fabric. If the stains have already dried up in the fabric, a spoon could be used to remove the top part of the stain before washing the fabric.

To treat nail polish stains, one must consider the type of fabric, if it is washable or non-washable. If it is washable, the next thing to determine is if the color or the dye will run. For non-washable fabrics, a dry cleaning service would be needed.

If the fabric is washable and the dye wouldn’t run, a nail polish remover that is acetone in cotton is a perfect solution for this problem. Using cotton dipped in acetone, gently remove the stain. Be careful not to do it harshly as you might damage the cloth. A dry cleaning solvent can also be used. Other solutions that are effective aside from nail polish remover are rubbing alcohol, Off insect repellant solution, aerosol hairspray, and many other home cleaning solutions. An old toothbrush or any gentle brush can do the trick.

For non-washable fabrics, dry-cleaning would often do the trick. But in case the stain still wouldn’t be removed at all, a coconut oil plus a dry cleaning solution can help in removing the stains. Do this by soaking a clean cloth in the solution and gently blot the stained area.

If still these home remedies wouldn’t work on the type of cloth you have or the severity of the stain, a professional cleaning services would be needed to ensure that the stains would be completely removed without damaging the fabric.

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