Five Unusual Uses for Nail Polish
Nail polish comes in hundreds of colors, from ordinary clear nail polish to an intense black color and every shade in between. While nail polish gives your fingers and toes a polished looked, the polish has uses far beyond nails. Unusual uses for nail polish relate to home improvement projects.
Loose Screw Uses
A loose screw is a potentially dangerous situation, especially when the screw is on a piece of furniture or supports a heavy object. Often times, the screw feels loose because it strips the inside. No matter how much you screw or how much pressure you put on the screw head, it just keeps spinning in place. Remove the screw and coat the inside of the hole with nail polish. Once the nail polish dries, screw back into place. The nail polish creates a flat surface for the threads of the screw.
Keep Extra Polish On Hand
Clear nail polish is suitable for plugging small holes. While some woman use the nail polish to stop a run in pantyhose or tights, the polish also works on minor holes in screen windows, screen doors, and even tiny holes left behind by nails in your walls. Paint the nail polish over the hole and let dry for several minutes. On walls, lightly sand the top once the nail polish dries.
Use nail polish as a solution for rusting. Rusting occurs as the result of metal surfaces reacting to moisture. Clear nail polish stops the problem by adding a protective coat to the top of the metal. Scrape off the rust with fine-grit sandpaper and coat the metal with a thin layer of clear nail polish.
Protect Costume Jewelry
Costume jewelry is susceptible to tarnish, which turns metal surfaces a dull or dingy shade of grayish black. Prevent the tarnish by covering the jewelry with a thin layer of clear nail polish. Avoid touching the jewelry until the polish dries, as you risk smudging the wet polish and leaving fingerprints on the surface.
Make a Stronger Seal
If you still send bill payments by mail, use nail polish on the envelop flap. The nail polish gives the flap a little more sticking power and ensures that it will not come open. This trick also works on envelopes with older glue and ones that do not seal properly. Paint the nail polish along the edge of the flap, press the flap down, and run your hands across the flap. Wait until the polish dries before mailing.
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