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Uses For Nail Polish Remover
I never knew that nail polish remover was so useful. Do you know of any other uses for it?
D.G. Sciortino
06.13.17

It may have a strong stinging scent but your acetone based nail polish remover can work wonders around your home. Aside from removing nail polish from your nails, nail polish remover can be used to fix scratches, clean, and remove stains.

Here are some household uses for nail polish remover you probably never knew about.

1) Get Rid of Your Bathtub Ring

Dilute some nail polish remover with water and scrub the gunk that forms a ring around your bathtub with a stiff brush. It will remove all the stains in your bathtub.

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2) Remove Ink Stains

Have an ink stain on your clothing? Just mix one part nail polish remover and two parts water and blot the stain with a tissue or soft cloth dipped in your solution. The ink should come right off.

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3) Clean a Keyboard

Dip your keyboard in nail polish remover and rub it over your keyboard to clean it and make it look like new.

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4) Get Sticker Residue Off Glass and Metal

If you need to remove the sticky residue left behind from stickers or price tags, just rub the area with some nail polish remover until it is completely removed.

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5) Remove Scuff Marks

Wet a paper towel with nail polish remover and rub away scuff marks on your tile, laminate or concrete floors.

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6) Remove Paint From Windows

If you accidentally got some paint your glass window panes just rub some nail polish remover on it and let it sit for a few minutes. Then rub it away with a damp cloth.

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7) Remove Stains From China

Remove tea or coffee stains from china by rubbing the stains with a nail polish remover stained cloth and wipe off with a cloth that is damp with water. Make sure you clean properly with soap and water before you use the China.

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8) Revive Old Nail Polish

Pour a little bit of nail polish remover into a bottle of nail polish that has gotten too thick to apply. Let it sit for an hour then vigorously shake it. It will thin your nail polish out so that you can use it again.

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9) Clean Your Shoes

Get rid of scuff marks by saturating a paper towel with nail polish remover and wiping the rest of the gunk away with damp cloth.

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10) Remove Super Glue

If you’ve got super glue stuck to your skin, you can use a cotton swab and nail polish remover to get rid of the glue.

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11) Fix a Watch Scratch

If you have a plastic watch face you can dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and rub it over the scratches. The acetone will dissolve the plastic and smooth out your scratch if you rub gently.

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12) Remove Permanent Marker

Generously wet a cotton ball in nail polish remover and blot your permanent marker stain with it to remove the stain.

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13) Clean Razor

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Get rid of razor gunk buildup by rubbing the blades with nail polish remover. Just rinse with soap and water before you use it.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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Dina is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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