8 Simple Uses of Nail Polish Remover at Home
It's not just for your nails: read on for nine unusual ways to use nail polish remover when cleaning your home.
1. Remove stains from china
If your bone china has assorted stains from years of use, spruce it up by rubbing soiled areas with nail polish remover. Clean spots with a cotton swab and wash dishes as usual.
2. Eliminate ink stains
If the ink stains on your skin won’t come off with soap and water, they are probably not water soluble. Try using nail polish remover instead. Take a cotton ball and wipe the affected areas with the solution. Once the ink stains are gone, wash your skin with soap and water. Nail polish remover can also eliminate ink stains on the drum of your clothes dryer.
3. Rub paint off windows
Working in a well-ventilated area, dab on nail polish remover in small sections of the pane. Let the solution remain on the painted areas for a few minutes before rubbing it off with a cloth. Once finished, take a damp cloth and go over the areas again.
4. Remove stickers from glass
Scraping price stickers from glass objects can be messy, and it often leaves behind a gummy adhesive that attracts dirt and is sticky to the touch. Remove the stickers and clean up the residual glue by wiping the area with acetone-based nail polish remover. The same method can be used for removing stickers and sticky residue from metal surfaces.
5. Clean vinyl shoes
Patent leather shoes may not reflect up, but they do show off scuff marks, as will white or other light-colored vinyl shoes. To remove the marks, rub them lightly but briskly with a soft cloth or paper towel dipped in nail polish remover. Afterwards, remove any residue with a damp cloth.
6. Keep watches clean
Tired of looking at your watch and seeing unsightly scratches when you check the time? Get rid of them with nail polish remover. If the face of your watch is made from unbreakable plastic, rub the remover over the scratches until they diminish or disappear.
7. Clean computer keyboards
You can keep computer keyboards clean with nail polish remover and an old toothbrush. Simply moisten the brush with remover and lightly rub the keys.
8. Unhinge superglue
Superglue will stick tenaciously to anything, including your skin. And trying to peel it off your fingers can actually cause skin damage. Instead, soak a cotton ball with acetone-based nail polish remover and hold it on the skin until the glue dissolves.