Monday, June 16, 2008

Nail Polish on Carpet

Something that I've learned that I wanted to pass on, in order to save someone else the stress I had, is how to get nail polish out of carpet.
One morning when I woke up to Hailey trying to do her own nails, with bright pink nail polish, I freaked out when I saw that she got some on the carpet. It looked like she had put the container on the carpet and just let it spill out while she was working on her fingernails and toenails. I immediately called my mom, and asked her how to get it out. She calmly told me that you don't. Don't use nail polish remover because you will have a big white spot. Wait for it to dry and try to cut it out of the carpet. Well, that wasn't good enough for me, so I sat down at the computer and searched. Here is what I found...and it worked GREAT!
Put a generous amount of shaving gel (not cream) on the nail polish and rub it in, then spray windex on top of it. Leave it for a few minutes and clean it all off with a warm rag. Every last bit of nail polish was gone, and it didn't ruin the carpet. I don't know why that worked, but it did, so I don't care.

1 comment:

laurie said...

I have never heard of that. Who tries these things first?? Great tip though, could have used that about 6 times before!