Friday, 22 May 2015

Nail varnish removal

It's spring time and you have your girlfriends around to get ready to hit the town and more often than you think we get phone calls about emergency nail polish removal.
We've all been there: nail polish has dripped onto the carpet, onto the table etc. 
So how do you get rid of these pesky stains?

1. Remove as much of the nail polish as possible using a spoon or a dull knife.

2. Apply a non-oily nail polish remover to a clean white cloth and  g e n t l y  rub (in only one direction at a time) or blot the spot. Continue until spot is removed. Do  N O T  allow nail polish remover to get to the latex backing of your carpets.

3. Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of hand dish washing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 quart of water). Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If spot is being removed continue applying detergent and blotting with a white paper towel until spot is removed. 

4. Rinse with tap water using a sray bottle and blot to remove excess moisture.

5. Spray lightly with water and do not blot this time. Apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.

6. If there are still some stains on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, have a tequila and call in the experts :-)


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