With Halloween come and gone, we now have to look forward to the holiday flood of parties and gatherings. Naturally a big part of such events come with primping up. Getting gussied up often include nail polish for the ladies, and even some boys. Like everything, spills happen; especially when we try to hurry or trying too hard to be careful. No matter when the inner klutz in us all decides to strike, sometimes we feel at a loss on how to remove stubborn or potentially damaging stains on our carpets and rugs. Nail polish looks dazzling on your nails, not so much on the floor!
Not to fret, D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to offer some tips and advice to get those nail polish spills out of your carpets and rugs.
Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover Method
– You will need a paper towel, a clean white cloth, fragrance free, clear, and non-acetone nail polish remover.
– Lie the paper towel onto the mess and gently blot up the spill till nothing but the stain is left behind.
– Apply your non-acetone nail polish remover onto your clean cloth and begin to gently blot and dab up the stain. The darker the polish the longer this could take. Be sure not to rub or apply too much pressure as this can spread the stain and push it further into the carpet fibers, making clean up harder.
Windex Cleaner Method
– You will need a bottle of Windex and a clean cloth dampened in cool, clean water, and paper towels.
– Absorb the bulk of the spill with paper towels. Do not rub; simply blot up as much liquid as possible. More optimal is if all that is left behind is stain residue.
– Squirt a generous amount on the stain and allow it to sit 5-10 minutes.
– Wipe away the Windex and stain with your clean, damp water.
– You will need aerosol hairspray, a clean, cold water damp cloth, and paper towels.
– Paper towels need to lie on top of the spill, and blot up gently the bulk of the liquid spill. Do not aggressively rub into the stain, as this will make it harder to clean from being spread and pushed into the fibers.
– You will need paper towels, Goo-Be-Gone (or Greased Lightning), a clean rag or cloth dampened with cool water.
– Soak up the liquid with your paper towels till all that is remaining is the stain. Do not rub, it will cause the stain to spread and get pushed deeper into the carpet fibers.
– Apply your cleaner of choice onto the remaining stain and allow to set 5 minutes or so.
– Using your dampened rag, scrub the stain out.
– You may need to repeat the process until the stain is removed.
Additional Carpet Cleaning & Stain Removal tips
– No matter what cleaner or home remedy you choose to use, always conduct a patch test in an inconspicuous spot to ensure the product will not damage your carpet fibers or compromise the color.
– Never rub or scrub vigorously, this will cause the stain to spread, or even get pushed deeper into the fibers causing the stain to be harder to lift, or seemingly impossible.
– Do not use hot water, hot water can set in stains.
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D&M Carpet Cleaning has a multitude of services for a clean home. If you find that after removing the nail polish, you now have a clean spot, allow our professionals to come and deep clean your carpets with our expertise and state of the art equipment and top of the line detergents. Contact us today!