I spilled dark wine fingernail polish on my light bedroom carpet. Panic! I grabbed polish remover and poured on it and rubbed with a rag and made a worse mess. By now it was almost dry. Help! Someone said to use Windex of all things. I had an off brand window cleaner, but tried it and in a couple of minutes the carpet was like new. I didn't think it would work, but it did. Remember this just in case.
By Diane H. from Louisville, TN
What good information! Glad you posted it.
I hope this helps, I knocked over a container of nail polishes onto my light blue bedroom carpet. Needless to say some of them broke, hot pinks, lime greens, etc. After I blotted up what I could with a napkin, I used a bottle of liquid hairspray, a brush, and after scrubbing a bit it came out in no time. Be generous with the hairspray, I literally poured it on. Any kind will do.
You've got my vote, thanks for the great suggestion! :)
How do I remove dark blue nail polish that spilled all over my beige Berber carpet?
When my cat knocked down a glass tray from my dresser and broke a bottle of nail polish in the process, acetone took it all out without hurting the carpet. Of course, I don't know what condition the hardwood floor is in underneath, but hey, if I ever pulled up the carpet, the whole floor would have to be refinished anyway.
While I was painting my toe nails hot pink, I knocked the bottle over onto my beige carpeting. I did a quick internet search and found that shaving cream would clean it up. I figured I had nothing to lose. Spray some on and start dabbing with a cloth. It worked like magic!
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By Maria from Salem, OR
My daughter spilled red nail polish on light blue carpet a couple years ago. We went to the store and bought acetone nail polish remover. I'd test an area before doing this.
We poured the acetone on the spot (it was a big spot) or you could put it onto an old, clean rag. DAB it, don't rub it in. You will have to use a lot of rags. It took about an hour to get the entire stain out, but after the carpet dried, you couldn't tell anything had been spilled on it.
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By Nancy from Bluffton, IN
I have not tackled a problem like this but perhaps maybe, the use of acetone would be the way.. But be sure to test on an out of sight, never to be seen place to check that the acetone will not melt the fabric.
I tried everything to get red nail polish off my mum's cream carpet. A whole bottle of nail polish remover, white spirit, window cleaner, you name it I tried it. It didn't work so I thought I'd look online to see if anyone could help. I saw the shaving foam idea and thought I'd give it a go, so I went and nicked my brothers. Soon as I put it on it started coming out. I did it 3 times, and the stain is gone. Thanks for the idea, I'm not gonna get killed now. :) (11/20/2008)
I spilled the nail polish. Went straight to the computer. Window cleaner, generic to boot, got all the polish out of beige carpeting. Amazing! (11/25/2008)
By Deb(Guest Post)
My daughter just spilled a whole bottle of bright red nail polish on her brand new carpet. Thank you all for your advice on Windex and shaving cream. After scrubbing for 1/2 hour, the carpet looks good as new! (11/29/2008)
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By Patricia from Cleveland, MS
Use Windex, spray the spot, scrub it in with a brush, and blot. My daughter got black nail polish out of her beige Berber carpet with this. (11/11/2010)
My daughter dropped red nail polish on my beige carpet and I don't know how to clean it.
By Rommy from Bell Gardens, CA
Use Non acetone nail polish remover and hot water. Use the nail polish right on the spot. Always keep the stain wet. Use small circular motions and scrub. Don't push too hard or you may find yourself with a larger spot than you started with. Then put the hot water on it and keep scrubbing. This should work. Be cautious, nail polish remover may take the color out of your carpet.
Follow the advice in #1, but instead, use nail polish remover, hydrogen peroxide, carpet cleaner, water, and hair spray and it might get it out.
Use a lot of water, keep the stain wet! Use about 15-20 squirts of hair spray and 3-5 splashes of rubbing alcohol. Scrub gently with a small scrub brush. Blot with paper towels. Repeat as necessary. Don't forget to keep pouring water during the process.
Windex, nail polish remover, shaving cream, hairspray, and lots of water. It might make you sick from the fumes, but the key is persistence. Continue to scrub and scrub and add stuff and most should come out.
Use one tablespoon of ammonia and 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide.
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When my cat knocked a glass tray off my dresser and a bottle of nail polish broke in the carnage, the only thing that would completely remove it from the carpet was acetone. Regular nail polish remover got a lot of it up, but only acetone got it ALL up. You can buy acetone in Walmart next to the nail polish remover, or in beauty supply stores in smaller amounts than you can buy at a hardware store. (08/25/2010)
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