Nail Polish on Carpet

I need help getting red nail polish out of light tan Berber carpet and also my son's blue cotton t-shirt. I've heard using nail polish remover might damage the carpet. Any suggestions? Please!

TC from PA

Nail Polish Remover08/15/2004
I would try nail polish remover. First dab to soak up any extra polish you can without making the stain bigger. Then wet a clean rag with nail polish remover and dab the stain. It may be time consuming but it should work.
By Anne H. (Guest Post)
Spray n Wash09/17/2004
Use spray n wash, it actually worked.
By barbie (Guest Post)
By Stewy (Guest Post)
This worked for me just now, windex and a white wash cloth in cold water, came right out.
By Average Guy (Guest Post)
Windex Woked for Me07/14/2005
I tried the suggestion on using windex and a wet cloth, and I got red nail polish out of my tan carpet, it worked great. just let it soak for about a minute and use the cloth to work it out.
By Jen (Guest Post)
Windex Worked for Me as Well07/27/2005
I, too, was desperate when my daughter spilled a brand new bottle of bright orange nail polish on our NEW carpet. I used Windex and it worked. Thank you so much for the advice - I told all of my friends! :)
By Claire (Guest Post)
Black Nail Polish07/27/2005
Well, I got black nail polish on my pink rug and couldn't leave my room in fear my mother would come in and see it. Soousing things in my room, i got it out with:

-Rubbing Alcohol
-Hair Spray
-Nail Polish Remover

By Katie (Guest Post)
We just used the Windex to get red nail polish off of white carpet and it got most of it out.


By Britt & Chris (Guest Post)
WINDEX WORKS! I just got out a lot of purple nail polish out of a white carpet. It takes a lot of elbow grease.
By Lisa (Guest Post)
OMG, I seriously just used windex and it worked! Who ever thought of that is a life saver thank you so much!
By Emmy (Guest Post)
I was desperate. I just spilled dark red nail polish on my carpet and looked in a helpful hints book on how to get it out. Guess what...they didn't have anything there, so I came to my computer and saw that someone got it out with Windex. I was skeptical but decided to give it a try. It worked like a charm. Thanks for the help.
By Sue (Guest Post)
Nail Polish on Carpet10/02/2005
I just spilled a bottle of nail polish on my biege carpet and I tried the windex remedy and it worked! Thanks!!!!
By April (Guest Post)
Nail Polish on Carpet10/04/2005
Well, let me just say that this is a miracle! When I was using the Windex I felt like the Father from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but who cares> It worked, thanks so much for having this Tip up here, otherwise I would've been grounded for the rest of my life!
By Lauren (Guest Post)
Dried Nail Polish10/13/2005
does the windex (or anything else) work if the nail polish is dried?
By Jaye (Guest Post)
Dried Nail Polish10/13/2005
I think if the nail polish is dry you would need some kind of solvent to get it out, in other words, I doubt if the windex would work with polish that has dried. It wouldn't hurt to try though.
By Susan
Nothing Worked for Me10/13/2005
For red nail polish on a beige carpet - I tried: acetone, hairspray, alcohol, water, peroxide, carpet shampoo for pet stains, and finally windex. Sorry (for me) to say - it's still there. It's alittle lighter tho. :(
By Karen (Guest Post)
Ran Out of Windex12/06/2005
WINDEX was working but we ran out so we tried amonia and ALCOHOL and that got it out!
By Hailey (Guest Post)
Okay my 5 year old and my 3 year old spilled well actually painted the carpet and the walls with wine colored finger nail polish. So yeah I used finger nail polish remover on the walls and it worked however we will have to repaint it took the paint off too :( . Then on the carpet I used a generic brand of windex and it kinda worked enough elbow grease and it'll come out the rest of the way. I totally thank this web site because with out it we would have to lose a lot of money for our deposit. Thanks again.
By Tiffany (Guest Post)
Oxy Clean03/11/2006
My daughter just spilled hot pink nail polish on our brand new light beige carpet, and then tried to "rub it out" before I discovered the mess. After reading this I realized I needed to try Windex - but didn't have any! So I tried my Oxi Clean Laundry Stain Remover and after about 20 minutes of continuous scrubbing - I think I've got it all out. So far you can't tell there was pink polish anywhere - just waiting for it to dry to be sure. Just be careful, because there is bleach in the cleaner and it made my skin start to turn white and bubble - I guess I should have put on some gloves huh?
By Angry Mom (Guest Post)
Shaving Cream03/17/2006
Rub shaving cream on it let it sit for about 1 minute then scrub and after scrub hot water over it.
By Kate (Guest Post)
A Combo that Worked03/22/2006
I just had many drops of red polish (thanks to my 18 month old daughter) spilled on our cream berber. Happy to say that a combination of windex, nail polish remover, combo of hot H2O, vinegar and dish detergent - and then finally very diluted bleach and cool water got it out (I think!). It was fresh so I was thankful for that. If it's been sitting (I did discover one spot which I had not noticed) - do the nail polish remover first and blot, then do the windex and work it in with your finger, then the hot water with detergent and vinegar and it should come out.
By Linda (Guest Post)

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