Homemade Cleaning Solutions-10 Uses for Nail Polish Remover
There a lot of uses for nail polish remover other than simply removing tired colour from our fingernails. While no vinegar or baking soda nail polish remover has a lot of different uses in and out of the home.
Below are a list of ten great ways that nail polish remover can help in everyday situations, from cleaning to camping and some other surprising things in-between
Eliminate bathtub ring
When simple elbow grease isn’t doing the job and you don’t have time (or money) to run to the stores for a cleaner to help remove that unsightly ring around your bathtub, try using nail polish remover. Dilute your acetone nail polish with some water and with a cleaning brush scrub away that soap scum
Removing paint from a glass window
It can often be a bit tricky when painting a window sill not to get any paint on that nice clean glass, but with a little bit of luck you will have some nail polish remover on hand to help clear away the problem. Simply dab with nail polish remover and leave for a minute or two before rubbing it all away with a damp cloth.
Clean stained china
In our busy world today its always useful to know a quick way to remove tea or coffee stains from our nice china before guests arrive. Simply wet a cloth with nail polish remover and dab gently at the offending stains, being careful to avoid and decorative patterns which could be removed. Rinse and clean like normal before use.
Plastic watch face
Easily scratched and marked plastic watch covers often end up unusable when damaged, one way to revive a watch like this back to life is with the use of acetone nail polish remover. Use a cotton ball dampened with the remover and rub very gently over the plastic watch face, this will remove small scratches and dents as the acetone helps dissolve and smooth the plastic, but be warned if you rub too hard or too long you may very well wind up causing a hole in the very plastic your trying to save
Remove melted plastic
Remove melted plastic wrap from your toaster or oven very easily, simply wet a soft cloth with nail polish remover and rub the melted plastic until clean. Wipe over with a new cloth, damp with water, to remove any residue left on your toaster or stove top.
Remove sticker residue
Dampen a cloth with nail polish remover and rub over the area until all remains of the sticker has been removed.
Superglue stuck on your fingers or sealing the tube of glue shut can be two of the most frustrating issues when using superglue. Fortunately nail polish remover works to help both issues. Soak a cotton ball in the remover and use to clean your hands, use a cloth soaked in remover to clean around a sealed cap to help dissolve and loosen for use.
Also helpful in cleaning up any spills that may have occurred.
Remove permanent marker
To remove writing or marks made with a permanent marker simply soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover and rub at the mark that you want removed, a great way to reuse older kids items already marked with a name no longer needed
A simple and easy way to shine shoes is to wet a paper towel with nail polish remover and wipe over your footwear until clean, finish by using a damp cloth to remove any leftover polish, a great way to breathe new life into a tired look pair of shoes
A great excuse to take nail polish and remover camping lies with those horrible “black worms” (as my children call them) more commonly known as Leeches. When one is attached simply pour some nail polish remover over the nasty little “worm” and watch as it falls away almost eager to disengage
It’s easy to see why having nail polish remover in your house for more than just beauty reasons could be very helpful indeed, the best nail polish remover for the above tips is one that will have acetone as a base ingredient this is what makes this product so very useful in so many ways
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