Nail Polish on Carpet

How can I remove a pool of red nail polish from my beige carpet?

Kyles from Adelaide, South Australia


Nail Polish on Carpet

I used windex and carpet detergent to get bright red nail polish out of the carpet that had been there for a good 18 hours or so. (11/14/2006)


By Zenia

Nail Polish on Carpet

Well unfortunately i just went throught this ordeal with my 2 year old daughter at her grandparents house, on new beige berber with a lovely red nail polish. After reading the input on this site I went to it armed with windex, nail polish remover, shaving cream, and WD40. Nail polish remover just smeared the polish all over and didnt do the job. Windex helped breake up the stain, but still wasnt all that effective. Shaving cream was just useless. WD40 was a pure miracle it removed the stain almost 99.5%, you can only see a very light pink tint, but you need to know were the accident happened to notice it. Hope this helps someone else, and try not to panick the WD40 will get it out. (11/23/2006)

By albright party of 4

Nail Polish on Carpet

Windex does not affect coloured carpet and works on dried stains ....I spilled a rose coloured nail polish on a rose coloured carpet, doesn't sound bad...but it was right in the middle of the room and it was pretty obvious. I first tried nail polish remover diluted with water, hoping it would not harm the colour in the carpet. It did not work at all and I left it for the night because we had company.


24 hours later it was a dried up dark spot that was driving me nuts. I read your info on windex and thought I might as well try it. I think it took about 2 minutes..I was amazed that it all came out and did not affect the colour of the carpet at all. Thanks to your site. (03/29/2007)

By Melanie

Nail Polish on Carpet

Our daughter spilled black nail polish on our light beige burber carpet. I first tried non-acetone nail polish. It just smeared it. Then, thanks to your site, we tried the windex. With lots of elbow grease we got it down to a very very light stain. I am going to let it dry and then try a bit of WD40 on it after. Hopefully that will work. BTW, WD40 works awesome for getting crayon off the wall. (04/15/2007)

By Linda

Nail Polish on Carpet

I got Sally Hansen's "Coral Amber" (which is a deep pinkish orange color) all over the beige berber carpet in our spare bedroom. Of course, we are renting. So I was freaking out because it would cost a LOT of money to get this room recarpeted.


I immediately tried the nail polish remover and it ust smeared it in. That is when I started to really feel hopeless. But I found this page and read about the Windex and Shout. IT WORKED! The areas that hadn't gotten too dry were able to be cleaned right up by using Shout and rubbing with a warm washcloth for about 10 minutes. The stuff that got dry before I could get to it, I used Windex. Worked perfect!! (04/23/2007)

By Robin

Red Nail Polish on Carpet

Just tried the Windex on the dried red nail polish (on my very light beige carpet) and the nail polish disappeared. Amazing! I was thinking of trying nail polish remover but thought it might smear and not remove the color from the carpet. Thank you for your help. (05/01/2007)

By Bette

Nail Polish on Carpet

DO NOT USE POLISH REMOVER! I tried it before finding this website and exactly what the others said happened! I was ready to polish and the bottle just like jumped out of my hand and landed all over my plush carpet. I went to pick it up, and low and behold it fell again! I was in such a state of panic and grabbed the remover and of course it smeared and I was on the verge of screaming but decided to chek out the web, because I depened on it for all my answers.


Luckily I found this web site, and grabbed the windex, that was ok and helped but for me it was the oxy-clean and a little bit of clorex counter cleaner!1 It got all sudsy and with alot of elbow grease the stain is all gone!! NOW, I see the rest of my carpet needs to be cleaned - but thats for a latter date!! Hope I helped ya, because everyone above has helped me. (05/11/2007)


Nail Polish on Carpet

I used Felsnaptha soap while the nail polish was still wet. Worked great. (05/26/2007)

By Lisa

Nail Polish on Carpet

My daughter spilled finger nail polish on my brand new burber carpet and on my brand new bed spread I used everything from windex to shave gel to oxyclean nothing worked. Desperate I got out the carb. cleaner it worked great on the bed spread and carpet did not ruin it at all. (06/03/2007)

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