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Removing Nail Polish from Linoleum Flooring

What is the best way to remove old nail polish from linoleum flooring?

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September 12, 20190 found this helpful

I would use acetone nail polish remover in an inconspicuous spot first.

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September 12, 20190 found this helpful

Use non-acetone polish remover,this happened to me and it works,rub lightly with cotton balls,making sure you use a clean side each time so the polish spot does not get larger!

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September 15, 20190 found this helpful

If the linoleum is from the 1980s or older I would not use nail polish remover on it. If it is newer, try it in a spot that no one will see before working on your stain.

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My first pass would be to get any of the polish off the floor very careful with the edge of a razor blade (wear gloves and proceed very carefully so you don't cut yourself).

I would then lay a layer of salt, a layer of baking soda and enough vinegar to make it foam up and a few drops of Dawn dish soap. Let it sit for a few minutes and see if that pulls up the color.

If that does not work, I would do a home made Oxy treatment of a layer of baking soda and enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste and then let that sit for a few minutes and wipe up.

My last resort would be mineral spirits. Put a very little on a cotton ball and dab it up (test this to make sure it doesn't remove the color).

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September 15, 20190 found this helpful

I'd try scraping off as much as possible then using NON-acetone in small circles with a soft cloth

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