The Dangers of Getting Nail Polish on Carpet
If you’ve ever had to clean nail polish from carpet, you know how stubborn a stain it can be. When the polish soaks into the carpet fibers, it can be impossible to remove them with soap and water alone. That’s why we put together this blog post for those who have had trouble removing nail polish stains from carpets. Some things to consider when trying to remove nail polish from carpet include the following:
Nail polish is an oil-based product, so it will soak into the carpet’s fibers and become difficult to remove. Nail polish removers will only work for a period of time and may not be effective at all.
Nail polish remover can leave behind some toxic chemicals that will damage pets, surfaces, and carpets over time. If you have pets in your house, this is something you should avoid. If you use nail polish remover on the carpet, it could cause the color to bleed, leaving behind stains that are even more difficult to remove.
How to Remove Nail Polish from a Carpet
There is one way to safely and effectively remove nail polish from the carpet. You will need to use a product that is specially made for removing oil-based products from carpets. Before you buy any product, read the label carefully and ensure that it does say it can be used for nail polish removal.
Step 1: Remove the Excess Polish
Once you have found a product for removing nail polish from the carpet and it is on your shopping list, you will need to remove the excess polish from the carpet. Do this by following these steps. Gather your supplies: Folex fabric prep wipes, a t-shirt, a pair of disposable gloves, and some water. Wipe up excess nail polish using the Folex Fabric Prep Wipes, starting at one end of the affected area and working your way all the way across.
Step 2: Absorb Fluids
Remove some of the excess nail polish from the affected area using the Folex Fabric Prep Wipes. Using a t-shirt, carefully blot up all of the leftover fluids by turning it inside out and wringing it out once or twice until it is scorched.
Alternative For Removing Dried Nail Polish. Using a small brush dipped in the gel, work it into stained areas where you wish to remove the nail polish. Allow it to sit for several minutes and then wipe it up with a clean cloth. Repeat if necessary until all of the polish has been removed from your carpet.
Step 3: Use a Dedicated Cleaner
Follow the directions on the bottle and use a sponge mop to apply the product directly to the affected area. Allow it to penetrate and sit for several minutes, then blot with a clean, dry cloth. Apply a fresh coat as needed until all of the polish has been removed from your carpet.
After you have completed your nail polish removal process, it is time to clean the affected area thoroughly. Using a soft-bristled scrub brush, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water to remove any residue left from the product you used. If you used nail polish remover to remove the stain on your carpet, you might need to work at this step for some time before it is spotless.
Step 4: Clean With Soap Solution
Once your carpet has dried using a natural-based carpet cleaner, you can then clean it with soap and water without worrying about damaging the coating. If you are concerned, use vinegar or baking soda to scrub away the stains on the carpet gently. You may need to do this more than once before you completely remove all of the oil from your carpets. If you have pets in your house, work extra hard at cleaning for them as any residue can be harmful to them.
Step 5: Remove the Odor
If your carpet has an odor from being cleaned, use a baking soda-based cleanser and sprinkle it on the affected area of the carpet. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before you vacuum it up.
Step 6: Dry your Carpet
This is the final step in removing nail polish from the carpet. You can use a dryer or air duster as well. Once you have finished cleaning your carpet, take the time to vacuum it thoroughly and get all of the dust and debris out of the carpet fibers. If you can, dry spray your carpet with Febreze or another scent of your choosing for a fresh-smelling, clean carpet. Take care of your carpets, and they will continue to look great for years to come.