Six Uses for Nail Polish Besides Your Nails

6 things you can do with nail polish besides paint your nails.

  1. Secure A Screw: Tighten loose screws on cabinets or pot handles by brushing some clear nail polish on screw threads. Insert the screw and let dry before using again.
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  3. Stop Tarnish: Keep costume jewelry from turning black with a coat of clear polish.
  4. Seal An Envelope: Brush polish on the underside of the flap.
  5. Mend A Screen: Stop a small hole from getting any bigger by brushing a little clear nail polish over the spot.
  6. Smooth A Hanger: Don't throw out hangers, just brush polish over the rough edges on wooden or plastic hangers.
  7. Stop A Pantyhose Run: Put a small run with clear nail polish, this will stop the run until you can replace them.

Source: collected from computer groups

By Randa from San Marcos Tx

March 5, 20080 found this helpful

My personal favorite is to use clear nail polish to secure buttons after sewing them on. This is especially handy when sewing buttons onto stuffed toys since they are impossible to sew back on when they fall off. A good safety feature too.

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March 7, 20080 found this helpful

I painted the hardware of a wooden toilet seat with clear nair polish. It keeps the hardware from rusting or turning green.

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March 7, 20080 found this helpful

Take a pretty rock or shell that you or a child found at the beach and paint with clear polish. They always seem to look better wet, this keeps them this way forever!

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March 7, 20080 found this helpful

I have used nail polish to: paint plastic buttons to upgrade them - paint eyeglass frame to change color - Metallic polish to brighten up old costume jewelry, etc.

Be careful of the fumes, tho!

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March 7, 20080 found this helpful

You can use it to paint over the bottom of shaving cream can if you leave it in the shower. It stops it from rusting and leaving a ring on your tub. You can also waterproof matches by dipping the flammable head in the clear polish. It takes a little time, but if you think you might need some on a camping trip or water trip, it's worth it.

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February 28, 20090 found this helpful

I use nail polish to paint features on rag dolls. I bought black and blue on purpose and had some dark pink. It hasn't washed out yet.

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September 14, 20110 found this helpful

I "paint" ugly plastic planters with old leftover nail polish-just smear it on and use different colors-pretty!

I even painted some old blue scuffed up boots and someone thought they were designer ones! can use for any scuffed up shoes, purses etc.

possibilities are endless!

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December 18, 20110 found this helpful

Any hunters out there, my dad would put a dab of red nail polish on the site of his gun. That little knob at the end of the barrel.

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December 18, 20110 found this helpful

Try with some old jewelry you might be throwing out. I painted some old inexpensive bangles with red nail polish to wear for the holidays, looks like enameled jewelry.

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