I keep all my favorite nail polish in a train case bag and just recently had a red bottle burst while it was closed. Now in a way im thankful it was red because I have tons of that color, however, red is one of the messier colors of nail polish to remove (black is up there too). I had red nail polish and little shards of the bottle all over about 60 other bottles. This is an expensive mess so I decided to get a little messy and save my other polishes.
I used an old halloween bowl from dollarama, poured in some Up&Up 100% acetone nail polish remover (Target for $3.00), soaked the bottles very breifly (not even 2 minutes) and used papertowel to scrub the bottles until they were clean and glass shard free.
- I managed to save my polishes and clean the mess
- I had to throw the train bag out and I loved it
- my hands were stained red for a couple days
- I used about 2 bottles of nail polish remover and a roll and a half of paper towel by the time it was over with
- the acetone ate off some of my hardwood floor finish
- my loreal paris nail color lids are all weird colored and sticky thanks to the nail polish remover taking off whatever loreal puts on those lids
Nail polish spilling is one messy job no matter when or where or how big the spill. One thing I did not have to deal with however was it spilling onto any fabrics. Which then made me curious, how would one remove nail polish from a carpet or rug? I have only ever seen it spill onto a hard surface and even that is a trick in itself, so I googled it :)
Wikihow is a fav of mine and through this link they make a few different suggestions for removing nail polish from a carpet.
Happy Reading amd I hope you never find yourself actually needing to use these tips :)