Cooktop Cove: 10 unexpected ways to use nail polish remover around the house
Almost every household has a bottle of nail polish remover. Chances are you've never considered using it for anything other than removing nail polish. However, you can use it for many different household purposes.
The ingredients that allow nail polish remover to actually remove nail polish make the liquid an inexpensive cleaning solution. You can also use it in various different craft projects. These tutorials will show you how versatile nail polish remover can be.
1. Transfer photos to tile
You don't have to purchase an expensive kit to transfer photos to tile. This creative tutorial
shows you how to "print" your pictures on uncoated tiles using nail polish removal. The addition to cork on the bottom of the tile creates a charming coaster for your home.
2. Remove print from plastic
You can repurpose almost any plastic container by simply wiping away the print on it. Using 100% acetone nail polish remover makes this a simple task.
3. Remove marker from walls
If a child draws on the wall, chances are it will be with a marker. There are also good chances that marker may be a permanent one. Try using nail polish remover to remove permanent marker from skin and walls.
4. Clean up a DIY mug
Permanent marker can cause a lot of stress. Once you've marked it, you feel that it is, well, permanent. You can use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean up any little mistakes on your permanent marker crafts.
5. Fix a superglue mistake
Super glue is a wonderful adhesive -- until it accidentally glues the wrong things together. Don't worry, there is a solution already in your home. Just reach for a bottle of nail polish remover.
6. Remove scuff marks from shoes
The rubber toes on your Converse and your favorite patent heels can both suffer from scuff marks. Try giving them a quick wipe down with acetone-based nail polish remover to return them to their shiny new state. It can be a bit harsh on leather, so make sure you reserve this cleaning solution for the worst of scuffs.
7. Clean your keyboard
It's one of those places that you never think to clean. You may give it a quick swipe of the duster, but rarely take the time to deep clean your computer keyboard. Try using nail polish remover to clean your keyboard. It disinfects, cleans and evaporates quickly.
8. Remove stains from laminate
Light-colored laminate seems to attract stains. Virtually any food with color to it can leave a stain on your countertop. If a gentle scrubbing doesn't remove the stain. Try using a small amount of nail polish remover to repair stained laminate countertops.
9. Smooth a watch face
Many watches have an acrylic watch face. The acrylic becomes scratched and foggy from normal wear. You can gently remove these scratches using acetone nail polish remover and a cotton swab. The acetone actually melts the plastic and allows you to smooth the watch surface. Use caution to not over-smooth the surface.
10. Removing polish from your toes
So you just finished your finger nail manicure, and it looks great. You want the same color on your toes, but you are worried about messing up your gorgeous fingers. What do you do? Next time, if you are looking for an easy way to remove toenail polish. Try grabbing a tampon, dipping it in nail polish solution, and then removing toenail polish. It may sound silly, but the extra height helps compared to a traditional cotton ball. Plus, your manicure won't be messed up!
11. Remove bathtub scum
The soap scum ring in your bathtub can be hard to scrub off. You buy endless products with scrubbing bubbles, but did you know the solution may be already hiding in your bathroom? You can simply wipe it away with a mixture of nail polish remover and water.
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