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nail polish out of clothes

I have a shirt that means alot to me. How can I get nail polish out. It was misplaced and it has been in there for several months. It has color, will nail polish remover effect the it?


Asked by arenad at 11:40 AM on Dec. 1, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • For other washable fabrics, use acetone-based fingernail polish remover and absorbent white towels. Place a white towel under the stain. Dip a white cloth or cotton swab in the acetone. Working from the outside of the polish stain toward the inside, keep dabbing as the stain transfers from your garment to the white towel. Keep moving to a clean area of the towel. Keep working until all traces of the polish are gone.

    Answer by CandyHorse at 11:45 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Try Hair Spray :)

    Answer by CandyHorse at 11:43 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Nail polish remover with acetone. Spot test it first to make sure it won't affect the color.

    Answer by August07Mom at 11:44 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • You could try nail polish remover but, it depends on the color of the clothing. I would try the Hair Spray first and let it saturate well and sit for a few. Maybe you could scrape it off while wet.

    Answer by CandyHorse at 11:44 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • You can test a few things around the house on the nail polish --to see if you can lift it off anything with other solvents. I would not expect hair spray to work or hairdresssers wouldn't have any nail polish left at the end of the day...

    Put a bunch of stripes of the same polish on a rag of the same kind of cloth, and try stuff. Then you'll find out that only nail polish remover will take it off, and it also dissolves or bleaches some fabrics. Whether or not it ruins your shirt depends on the kind of polish, the kind of remover and the kind of fabric the shirt's made of.

    Answer by LindaClement at 11:46 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Thanks alot ladies.

    Comment by arenad (original poster) at 11:48 AM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • If you can't get it out, consider modiying the shirt. Depending on how big the spot is and where it is, you could add ribbon or appliques to cover it up.

    Answer by at 1:10 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • good idea

    Answer by san78 at 3:26 PM on Dec. 4, 2010