Did you know there are some unusual and useful ways to use nail polish other than for cleaning off your latest, greatest piece of creative nail art ready for your next masterpiece? When you know these alternative uses for nail polish remover you’ll be inspired to pick up an extra bottle when you’re next in the store.
1. Restore Flooring
Shoe marks and spilled food often leave marks on floors. All you need to do to clean them is take a paper towel and splosh a bit of nail polish remover on it. Wipe away on the floor and it’ll be clean in no time. You can use this technique on tile, laminate and concrete floors. However, avoid using it on wood as that may damage your flooring instead of cleaning it. This is one of the most practical uses for nail polish remover you’d wish you’d known sooner.
2. Clean a Keyboard
You can use your nail polish remover to clean your stinky old keyboard (you know you don’t do it near often enough!) However, avoid spraying or applying the remover in large quantities as that can travel inside the keyboard and damage the circuitry. All you need to do is use a cotton swab, apply a small quantity of nail polish remover on it and gently dab the laptop keys to make them shine like new.
3. Shine Shoes
Shoes are a vital part of any outfit and when you are wearing formal clothes with black shoes, they need to be well polished. Nail polish remover can help you save the time and energy to polish your shoes with a shoe brush and the traditional polish. Instead, all you have to do is saturate a paper towel with nail polish remover and wipe it on the shoe until all the scuff marks or stains have disappeared. Give the finishing touch using a damp cloth to remove the leftover residue.
4. Revive a Watch
You can make your old watch look like new by polishing its plastic cover. Take a cotton swab and dip it in nail polish remover. The remover contains acetone, which dissolves plastic. In this case, it will level and smoothen out the surface giving it a new and fresh look. However, be careful that you don’t rub it too hard or you could end up with a hole in the plastic. You will often find nail polish remover somewhere in a watch repairer’s shop. This is one of the more efficient uses for nail polish remover but overdoing it could lead to a ruined watch, so go careful!
5. Clean Razors
Guys with thick beards will know the trouble they have to go through to keep their razors clean. Here is a reason for guys to go out and buy some nail polish remover even if they don’t use any nail polish. Acetone is a disinfectant, which means it sanitizes your razor and makes it safe for usage. In addition to that, it helps rinse off the gunk stuck between the blades to make the blades function better and last longer! Pass this tip on to your man, or use this method to keep your own razors bright and sharp.
6. Remove Paint from Windows
Painting a room is a hassle not just because of the process itself, but because most of the time, it is hard to clean afterwards. A common problem is paint stains on the glass panes in windows. One of the ways to use nail polish remover is to put it on a small cloth and rub it on the stains. Let it stay there for a few minutes and then wipe it off with a damp cloth.
7. Remove Sticker Gunk
Peeling old stickers off of windows or metallic surfaces isn’t easy because almost always, it leaves behind some gunk that is hard to take off. With nail polish remover though, it is not that difficult. If you have some sticker residue left, simply wipe it off using a cloth and some nail polish remover.
Aren’t these alternative ways to use nail polish remover fab? Did you know them? Please share other tips if you have them.