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How To Remove Nail Polish From Carpet : Mercer County NJ


How To Remove Nail Polish From Carpet : Mercer County NJ

One of the most frequently asked questions from some of my female clients is, “Matt what do I do when I spill nail polish?” I’ve been asked this so many times that I decided to write a blog about it.

Here's how to get fingernail polish out of carpet:

1.     Clean up any kind of stain as soon as you notice it. The longer stains have to set in, the harder they are to get out.

2.     Gently blot any excess spill with a paper towel or terry cloth until nothing comes off. (Be sure to use a white cloth or towel so as to not color fast.)

3.     Scrape as much of the dry nail polish as you can out of the carpet. Use a dull knife or the side of a spoon.

4.     Pour some non-oily nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol on a cloth and blot the stain. Repeat the process until no more nail polish comes off on your towel. Use the nail polish remover sparingly, because it can ruin the latex backing of your carpet.

5.     Make a solution of liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. You want a very watery mixture with hardly any soap. Make sure to use a dishwashing liquid that doesn't contain lanolin or bleach.( Or use CARPET RECOVERY PLUS’S Famous Free Spot Out!)

6.     Blot the stained area with a cloth dipped in the detergent solution. This will remove the nail polish remover and any last bits of fingernail polish. Dab the area dry with a paper towel. Repeat until you can no longer see a spot.

7.     Rinse the area by spraying a mist of warm water.

8.     Pile a bunch of paper towels over the area. Weigh down the paper towels with something heavy, like a stack of books. This will absorb all the moisture in about an hour.

9.     I highly recommend keeping some white terry cloth towels around the house as paper towels can leave remnants behind and tear while blotting.

Please call CARPET RECOVERY PLUS with spotting questions you may have or if you are unsure how to remove nail polish from your carpet. (609)954-5649

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