6 Things You Can Clean with Nail Polish Remover
23Nov 2016

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Beauty products can have versatile uses and can come in handy in a number of different situations, apart from their conventional applications. For instance, did you know that you could use your acetone nail polish remover in your home cleaning? Here are six ingenious ways you could harness the power of your nail polish remover to remove different stains.

Remove Stains from Laminate Floors or Countertops

Plastic laminate countertops and floors can be prone to staining. For efficient stain removal when such surfaces are involved, you can use a cotton swab or soft cloth, dip it in nail polish remover and gently dab the stain with it. The acetone in nail polish remover will help you rub the mark off laminate surfaces quite easily. However, it would be best to do a spot test on an inconspicuous spot of the countertop or floor first, so as to be sure there will be no damage done in the kitchen or floor cleaning process.

laminate floor cleaninig
Clean Permanent Marker Stains

We’ve all had to deal with permanent marker stains in our homes at one point or another. These can prove quite hard to take out, but nail polish remover can help you with that task too. And the best bit is that it works well for cleaning both hard surfaces and most upholstery fabric types. Take a clean, dry cloth, dip it in the nail polish remover and blot the permanent marker stain with it. This can save you a lot of effort and stress during upholstery cleaning.

marker stain removal
Remove Scuffs from Shoes

If your favourite pair of shoes no longer look presentable due to scuff marks, don’t be too quick to throw them away, as there’s a remedy for that too, and – you guessed right – it is once again nail polish remover. To remove scuffs from tennis and patent leather shoes, use a cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover, but make sure you apply some baby powder or petroleum jelly onto the area you’ve treated afterwards, as acetone can be quite harsh on the fabric or leather.

clean shoes
Clean Spilled Paint

Has your recent home refurbishment project resulted in some paint stains on your lovely carpet? If those are acrylic paint stains, nail polish remover can once again come to your aid. For effective stain removal, you should act fast, while the stain is still wet, and blot it with paper towels to get rid of as much of the paint as you can. Then, apply some glycerine to take out as much of the leftover stain as possible. Finally, remove the rest from the carpet fibres and pile with a cotton rag dipped in acetone nail polish remover.

remove paint stains
Disinfect Your Keyboard

Your computer keyboard is one of the dirtiest places in your home. It can collect a lot of dirt and gunk over time, so you should disinfect it regularly to prevent bacteria from spreading and harming your health. You can use different substances for the purpose, such as rubbing alcohol or a specialised cleaning spray, but nail polish remover is just as effective in keyboard cleaning as those are. Use a cotton swab or toothbrush dipped in it to clean the spaces between the keys and thoroughly disinfect the keyboard.

keyboard cleaning
Clean Super Glue Marks

If you’ve done some DIY using super glue, you will know the struggles of removing glue stuck where it doesn’t belong all too well. It can get stuck to surfaces, clothes or even your fingers. The good news is that you can use acetone-based nail polish remover to dissolve the sticky bonds of super glue and separate it from the surface it is stuck to. If you are removing glue from your hands, wash them with soapy water afterwards to remove any acetone residues.

dissolving super glue
As you can see, nail polish remover can come in handy in many aspects of your house cleaning process – from upholstery and carpet cleaning to removing a number of different kinds of stains. Use these tips to make your cleaning routine a bit easier next time you have to deal with any of those issues mentioned above.



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