1. Remove China Stains
If youâ€™re expecting company and want to remove any unwanted stains
from your best china, reach for nail polish remover. Lightly dab the
stained surface with acetone on a cloth, and then wash with soap and
dry. Be careful not to scrub the china too hard, as it will compromise
the painted surface.
2. Shine Shoes
Get rid of the grub on your leather shoes with a paper towel or cloth
dipped in nail polish remover. Dab the stain until it goes away.
Afterwards, use a wet cloth to wipe away any leftover residue.
3. Clean the Keyboard
Use an old toothbrush dipped in polish remover to clean your computer
keyboard. The keys will be gleaming afterwards and, due to the
solutionâ€™s ethanol content, effectively disinfected.
4. Erase Permanent Marker
Who says permanent marker is just that â€“ permanent? If you ever get
some on your hands or a surface, use nail polish remover on a cotton
ball to dab the stain away.
5. Remove Stickers
If you had the foresight, youâ€™d know not to put a sticker on glass or
metal. But lo and behold, you find yourself helplessly scrubbing the
glass trying to remove the sticker and sticky residue to no avail. This
is where nail polish remover comes into play. Apply some to the sticker,
let it sit for a few minutes, and then scrape until clean.
6. Wash Off Pen Ink
Itâ€™s a classic scenario we have all experienced â€“ a pen explodes in a
shirt pocket, a purse or in the hand. Polish remover will clean pen ink
right off. Because acetone is extremely powerful, be sure to only use a
small amount on fabrics
, making sure to dilute the polish remover with water before application.
7. Smooth Watch Faces
Acetone is capable of dissolving plastic, so it is particularly
helpful when it comes to clearing scratches on your watch. Just donâ€™t go
too far with it, or else you wonâ€™t have a remaining watch face to show
for it! To remove scratches, use a cotton swab to rub the surface
8. Remove Paint on Windows
A paint job can often leave remnants of paint along the edges of
window glass. Nothing nail polish remover canâ€™t tackle! Dab the paint
with polish remover and let sit for a few moments before rubbing with a
9. Sanitize Blades
Acetone is a natural disinfectant. Dip razor blades into a polish
remover solution and not only get rid of unwanted grub between the
blades but also shine and sanitize them so that they last longer.
10. Loosen Glue Caps
Superglue is powerful but acetone-based polish remove makes for a
tough match. When the cap of your glue bottle hardens and makes it
difficult to squeeze, use a cloth dipped in polish remover to rub into
the tip until the hardened glue on the cap falls off and the bottle
functions properly again.
on Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM