This article comes from The Spruce.
How to Remove Nail Polish Stains From Carpet & Upholstery
We never think it’s going to happen, but bottle spills happen on carpets and cushions and sometimes even a wet nail ends up making a smear where it shouldn’t be.
For nail polish stains on the carpet, if there is a blob, use a dull plastic edge to lift it up and away from the fibers. Be as careful as possible to prevent spreading the stain even larger. Use an eye dropper or cotton swab to apply a few drops of acetone to a small area of the stain. Have a clean, white cloth or paper towel ready to blot immediately. Keep repeating the steps until no more stain is visible or can be removed. As long as the color is transferring from the carpet to the paper towel, there is more cleaning needed.
If color remains, allow the spot to dry and treat the area with a dry cleaning solvent. Keep the room well ventilated and sponge the stain with the solvent on a clean white cloth. Keep moving to a clean area of the cloth as the stain is absorbed into the cloth to prevent transferring the color back to the carpet.
Finally, when the stain is gone, sponge the area with clean water and blot dry. Allow to air dry away from direct heat and vacuum to lift carpet fibers.
Use the same techniques on most upholstery. Take extra care not to overwet the fabric. If the stain is small, use cotton swabs instead of a larger cloth to prevent spreading. Always test the acetone or dry cleaning solvent on a hidden spot to make sure that the fabric doesn’t change color.
If the upholstery is silk or vintage, call J and R’s – especially if you need more stain removal tips.
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