How To Get Nail Polish Out of A Couch?

Ah, the age-old question – how to get nail polish out of a couch? It’s a frustrating problem that many have faced, and there are plenty of solutions to try. With a little patience and elbow grease, you could save your furniture from being stained with stubborn nail polish.

Read on for helpful tips on getting nail polish out of your couch!

How To Get Nail Polish Out of A Couch

Basic Rules Of Nail Polish Stain Removal

We always recommend you contact us here at Brisbane Upholstery Cleaning before you attempt to clean upholstery yourself. Stain removal using household items and solutions can go wrong and end up causing more damage.

But, we know how tempting it can be to have a go yourself, so here are some very general tips for removing nail polish from upholstery yourself.

Put Down The Bottle Of Nail Polish Remover: Nail polish remover is a great tool to remove nail polish from your nails, but it’s not the best choice for your couch. Firstly, because most types of nail polish remover contain chemicals damaging to furniture fabric, and secondly, they can lift the colour out of fabrics.

Say No To Aggressive Scrubbing: Rubbing or scrubbing the nail polish stain aggressively can spread the stain or damage the fabric. Instead, use a gentle dabbing and blotting technique to break up the stain and lift it away from your furniture.

Grab A Scraper: If you have a dried nail polish stain on your couch, grab a plastic cutlery scraper to remove the polish. Gently scrape your couch in one direction, then vacuum up whatever comes off.

How To Get Nail Polish Out of A Couch: Step-By-Step Guide

Firstly, see if your furniture has an upholstery care label outlining what you can and can’t do to it.

Dry Cleaning Solvent

If your couch fabric can handle a dry cleaning solvent, follow these steps:

• Using a spoon or a plastic cutlery scraper, scrape off any excess nail polish.
• Dab the stain with a dry cleaning solvent if it’s safe for your fabric. Work from the outside in so you don’t accidentally spread the stain.
• Blot with an absorbent cloth to lift the stain out.
• Rinse with a damp cloth and blot dry.
• Repeat the steps if you still see a residue until it’s removed.