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Any tips on how to get fingernail polish off of a wood table without damaging it?

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Asked by hollieshobbie at 12:05 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • If it's a drip, let it dry completely (give it a couple of hours) then try to pry it off in one piece. Then use something mildly abrasive to scrape off the remainder (like 000 steel wool, rubbing in the direction of the grain.) Don't use nail polish remover, that takes off the finish and stain. If it's a newer piece, you can try rubbing alcohol to soften remaining bits, but if it's an old piece, alcohol will dissolve the varnish, too.

    Answer by SWasson at 12:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Thank. u i will give this a try, although it is more of a smear rather than a drip. don't think that i can get it off in o piece.

    Comment by hollieshobbie (original poster) at 12:24 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I agree with SWasson! Don't try to remove the polish until it's dried, or it will take the varnish from the table, off, too.

    Answer by 6girlsrock at 3:02 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

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