Friday, January 15, 2010

How to remove nail polish from a couch?

My son poured red nail polish all over our brown couches. Does anyone know how I can remove it?How to remove nail polish from a couch?
Nail polish remover is probably the best choice, but I would call the service department at the store where you purchased the couches for guidance or check the manufacturers website for information.

In the meantime, do your best to keep the polish wet -- if it dries, it will be harder to get out.

You are probably going to have some sort of red stain where the polish was no matter what you do. The polish is considered a dye.

As a side note -- don't put wet jeans on your sofa either. The dye can transfer to the sofa and since it's a dye, it won't come out. (The newer the jeans, the worse this will be.)How to remove nail polish from a couch?
To remove nail polish try using nail varnish remover.

It sounds obvious but it is the best method and will work in the majority of circumstances!

or you can call a local dry cleaning service
This depends on the fabric, are they leather?
I did that once before. I, too, spilled red nail polish on a beige couch. And yes it was a fiber couch. I was lucky and the spill was a bit small. Here's what I did. I used a Non-Acetone nail polish remover on a cotton ball and just dabbed at the stain until it was a bit lighter. Don't use too much and don't rub it in. If the stain is too big or in a more conspicuous space, then see if you can consult a professional who specializes in upholstry to see what they recommend.
Use some white petrol or thinner and rub gently .If it used in large quantity it may cause a colour change.Do it carefully

1 comment:

  1. Take some aluminum foil and cut it into squares. Now, wet the cotton balls with acetone, lay it on the nail and cover it as tightly as possible with the aluminum foil. Repeat the procedure for all 10 nails or do one hand at a time. Do not open the foil for at least 20 minutes. Once the time elapses, remove the foils one at a time and with a wood pusher or orange wood stick scrape the acrylic off. Ideally it should come right off, however the process can be repeated if there are some traces left. Another way of removing the nails using acetones is to soak the hands in warm water for some time. Then soak them in acetone and the acrylic nails will then become soft and easily to remove acrylic nails