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.

Foods you should always wash before eating

Some foods that you eat and you never wash actually need to be washed even more than the ones you do. Things that you cut and have peels like melons or avocadoes are actually filled with germs and bacteria.

  • Avocadoes

You should wash anything with a rind even if you don’t eat it. Why? It’s so much bacteria and pesticides on there that when you cut into it the germs get on the inside and even on your knife.

  • Melons

Always wash them before you cut into them. The peel if filled with salmonella and listeria which can cause you a bad food poisoning. You can even use a brush to scrub the rind because sometimes a simple wash won’t get rid of everything unwanted.

  • Whole grains

You might say that you boil them in water which kills the bacteria, right? Well, I thought so too but it seems like they should be washed before you start cooking them. Everything from rice, quinoa, etc. This will remove dirt.

  • Canned beans

Before you put them on the stove – rinse them.

  • Shellfish

It’s true that the edible part of them is hiding in the shell but the bacteria on the surface will end up inside and you will eat it if you don’t wash the shell.

  • Parsley

I know people that don’t wash their parsley and chop it in their salads straight away. Don’t do that! Make sure you rinse it with cold water before consuming it.

  • Mushrooms

Mushrooms tend to soak up dirt when they are growing so they are packed with bacteria. Before you cook them put them in a bowl of water and leave them there for a while. Once they float on top – they are clean.

  • Leeks

Onions, celery, etc. hold a lot of dirt and germs that won’t be removed even with a simple rinse. Slice leeks in half (lengthwise) and wash them with cold water.