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I have an ivory silk comforter that I purchased about a week and a half ago. It came in the mail, and I've already spilled a pink substance on it. It looked as if it was nail polish. I took a cotton ball and dipped it 1/4 of the way into nail polish remover, if you dab it and rub slightly, it should come out. I then took another cotton ball and dabbed some cold water onto the missing stain, this just took the majority of the polish remover out of the silk. Hope this helps!
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I just got nail polish all over my new silk skirt. What should I do?
try a chemical called "awesome" my cousin spilled nail polish on her carpet and of course it stained i gave her a bottle of awesome and it took the stain right out. it can be found at dollar stores and i believe kroger/meijers. good luck if all else fails dye your skirt with rit and see if it can take the stain out.
Silk is sensitive so I would try a little nail polish remover on the other side of the hem to test, then if it doesn't change the color of the silk or damage the fabric, carefully (using a Q-tip) work on the nail polish stains. I doubt that dye would have any effect. Anything you try, check the label for warnings about use on silk.
It's a difficult stain on a delicate fabric. Good luck and let us know if anything works to get it out.
Susan from ThriftyFun
the active ingredient in most nail polish removers is acdetone-it dissolves acetate and weakens some other synthetics. it shouldn't affect the silk itself however it might mess with the color.
If theres no hope of removing the stain then this is a chance to experiment---- print a big bold motif in an exciting color over it and the stain won't matter. And if your "motif is awful???
well the skirt was ruined anyway. HAVE FUN
i have a 100% cotton skirt and polish remover is not working on it...what should i do!!
Wipe up deposit. Treat with amyl acetate or acetone, not oily nail polish remover! Flush out with white spirit. Remove colour traces with methylated spirits. If washable article, rinse. Wash as usual.
a bottle of nail polish broke in my designer bag.
got any ideas?
I got nail polish on my new shirt what do I do?
Nail polish remover didn't work at all for me!
What is "awesome" ? I live in CA. Where can I get it?
I got blue nail polish all over a pink 50%silk and 50%cotton dress. That dress was so expensive. How do I get the stain out with out messing up the dress? Help!
I got pink nail polish on a white 100% cotton shirt I used 2 kinds of spot remover but it just thinned the shirt area. HELP!
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By jUDY from Leighton, AL
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How do you remove nail polish on chiffon, silk and satin material?
Corinne from Malta
ouch, be extremely careful but try putting clear nail polish right onto of the colored polish(this will soften it) and pull it up. (05/31/2009)