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How To Get Nail Polish Stains Out Of Your Carpet

Do not worry! Nail polish can be removed with a quite simple technique and an agent available in many cleaning cabinets. If not stored in your household or company already, the agent is easily accessible - and inexpensive too.

In two steps, this guide gives you all the information needed on how to save your carpet. So let us get started!

Remove fresh nail polish

If the nail polish is still moist, try to minimise the damage of your stain immediately. Gently wipe up moist nail polish with a dry, white cloth or non-dyed absorbent paper. Be careful not to rub as this might increase the damaged area. Instead, the stain should be blotted off.

In case the nail polish has already dried up in a thick layer you should gently tear off nail polish flakes with your fingers, if possible.

Use acetone

Dab the nail polish stain using a cloth dipped in acetone. Once again, be careful not to smear out the colour. Repeat this process until the stain is gone.

Be aware: Acetone is highly inflammable. Do not inhale the fumes.

Does your carpet have other stains?

If you have also spilled blood on your carpet, find out how to remove dry and fresh blood here. Is a splash of paint your carpet troublemaker? Find out how to remove paint here.

If properly cleaned and maintained your carpet will last and look beautiful for many years. Read the Service & Maintenance Guide to learn more about how to make this happen.

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Mette Frydensbjerg Jacobsen

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