How to Remove Nail Polish From Your Table
Posted on Mar 15 2012 at 05:15:14 PM in How-To
Nail polish is a type of lacquer, which is a clear or colored polymer dissolved in a solvent base. As the solvent evaporates it leaves an extremely hard coating which can be anywhere from matte to glossy. When nail polish dries on furniture it can create extremely stubborn, hard to remove stains. Fortunately, there a certain cleaning step you can use to handle such spill removal.
Learn how to easily manage a nail polish removal from your table from the following cleaners Hornsey tips on the subject:
Always ensure that you are in a well ventilated area when polishing your nails or cleaning nail polish. After a spill occurs gently treat the stained are with the nail polish remover or lacquer thinner. Let it to stand on the spot for a few minutes and then wipe it off. In there are any remaining marks of your nail polish, repeat this step one more time.
Buy lacquer thinner. It is available at any local hardware store. Alternatively you can purchase a professional nail polish remover in the cosmetic section of a local department store. Cosmetic nail polish remover is simply a small bottle of lacquer thinner.
Combine the lacquer thinner with plain wood alcohol at a one to one ratio when cleaning the nail polish stain from your painted table. Cleaners Hornsey reminds you that undiluted thinner removes a slight layer of the table finish off as well. Diluting the thinner causes it to work slower. It make take some time to dissolve the nail polish, but it will also take longer to get into the wood finish.
To finish work over the affected spot with a soft rag and absorb the liquid traces with once the nail polish has been removed.