No need to cry over spilled nail polish! The most important thing to remember in your moment of terror is that you must not rub at the spot without first pre-treating it. Avoid temptation, because scrubbing at wet nail polish with a cloth or paper towel will just distribute the polish across the surface and massage it further into the carpet fibers, forcing it to set in faster. Keep your cool and follow these tricks to treat the unfortunate spill.

Jalynn Baker

How to Remove Carpet Stains 04:54

Remove impossible stains like nail polish, grease, ink and wine from carpet with these step-by-step instructions.

Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover

Attempt this first: Soak a cotton ball with non-acetone nail polish remover and use it to lightly dab at the nail polish spill while it’s still wet. Alternate dabbing the stain with the cotton ball and a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb the remover and the loosening stain. Never saturate the fibers completely with the nail polish remover; only apply enough to dampen the spot, repeatedly dabbing with fresh cotton balls and clean cloths until the stain has lifted. If the stain has already dried, use the nail polish remover as a pre-treating solution to wet the stain, and then supplement with hairspray or dry cleaning solvents to provide extra power.

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