Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fingernail Polish in the carpet

Okay, so I didn't post this on my blog like I thought. It occurred December 8th of last year. But since I'm sure that someone will need this wonderful information sometime or other, here it is::

Did you know? Shaving cream takes fingernail polish out of carpet! I found this out this morning. Emma got into some fingernail polish and got it on the NEW carpet. I googled and found this site and thought I'd try it. I put the shaving cream on....waited a few minutes....sucked it up with the carpet shampooer (I dumped a cup of hot water on the spot while holding the hand tool right next to it) I can't even tell where the finger polish was!!! Here is where I found this info.


My daughter called me at work, and told me she spilled Dark Red polish on my new white area rug. Since the finger nail polish remover, was spreading the spot. I told her to leave it alone. I came home, almost cried, then pulled up e-how on the Internet.

Difficulty: Easy


Things You'll Need:

  • Barbasol Shaving Cream, and paper towel
  1. Spray the shaving cream on the stain

  2. Rub it into the carpet, using your finger tips.

  3. Rub dry with paper towel

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Anonymous said...

Hi, does this work for dry finger nail polish also. I have two little ones and they got into my polish and i need to get it out the carpet as soon as possible.

famr_4evr said...

I have tried it on dry fingernail polish I found in my daughters' room that occurred who knows how long ago, and it did come out. Not on the first try. I had to leave the shaving cream sitting for quite a while (about half an hour). Not sure that this makes a difference, but it is berber carpet. Good luck!

Penny Lannoye said...

Oh how I wish I had read this sooner. I spilled dark green polish on tan carpet. I tried polish remover and carpet spot cleaner and neither worked. My hubby had to cut the piece of carpet out and now we are having a heck of a time making the new section of carpet fit.


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