How to remove nail polish stain from a carpet

You did your nails by yourself at home and now you regret every second of it because you ended up spilling it on your favorite carpet? Is there a woman out there that doesn’t feel your pain? It sucks but it happens very often. In fact, more often than you think. Read more if you want to know how to fix this common problem.

Staining your carpet, in general, is something that sucks – but there isn’t anything that can’t be reversed if you have the time and determination.

Is the stain wet or dry

When it comes to nail polish, it needs to be cleaned as soon as it happens and is still wet. Once it dries it’s harder to clean because it has set in the fibers of the carpet.

  • What to do if it’s still wet

If the nail polish is still wet make sure you blot the area with a paper towel. Repeat until nothing is coming on the towel.

DO NOT rub the nail polish – this will make everything worse because you will spread it and it will dry much faster.

  • What to do if it’s dry

If you didn’t do anything while the nail polish was wet and now it has dried, grab a dull knife and start scraping it off.

The next step can be applied both to a wet stain and a dry one

Wet the area with cold water. Then grab a hairspray and spray it on the stain following with applying rubbing alcohol on it.

With a toothbrush scrub the stain for a minute. And while you are scrubbing keep applying cold water on it.

Proceed with applying a small amount of nail polish remover (that does not have acetone in it). The nail polish remover should be clear – do not use the ones that are colored because you might stain the carpet even more. Gently blot the area with a cloth until there is no sight left of the nail polish.

If the stain is still there after doing everything listed – keep repeating the whole process from the start.

If nothing you try works consider reaching out to professionals

I have had stains that I couldn’t remove on my own no matter how hard I tried so I did ask for professional help. If you live in Manchester I will recommend you contact Carpet Cleaning Manchester for help.