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Help! Nail varnish on carpet!

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kittylester Fri 24-Aug-18 18:16:38

Not me thankfully, but Dd2 has spilt nail varnish on her bedroom carpet. Anyone got any magic answers?

Thank you!

Jalima1108 Fri 24-Aug-18 18:18:21

Nail varnish remover?
Then scrub with soapy water?

(test the nv remover on a tiny patch first!)

kittylester Fri 24-Aug-18 18:24:32

I've suggested the non acetone one - tested under the bed!

mcem Fri 24-Aug-18 18:27:30

Might also depend on carpet. A synthetic one might melt.

Jalima1108 Fri 24-Aug-18 18:33:54


jusnoneed Fri 24-Aug-18 18:34:35

According to a couple sites (Googled) hairspray or window cleaner can do the trick. Worth a try as I wouldn't think either would damage the carpet.

Melanieeastanglia Fri 24-Aug-18 22:13:45

Let it dry. Then get an old-fashioned razor blade and carefully scrape it off.

How did I learn this? The hard way!

I admit it was clear varnish that I spilt so it wasn't so hard to remove as it didn't really show too much in the first place.

Good luck!

cornergran Fri 24-Aug-18 23:10:57

Me C cleaned nail polish from my parents carpet with acetone many years ago, before we married. Got him loads of brownie points. Worth a try he thinks, but test carefully first. Good luck.