How to use nail polish remover for cleaning around the house?

Nail polish remover can do magic when it comes to getting rid of the colour from your nails. However, you can in fact use this product for much more around the house. Cleaning stains and scuffs is a task that would not be a problem for acetone. However, if you are using acetone-free nail polish remover to be gentler on your nails, those hacks will not work for you. If you have a bottle lying around, grab it and get on with these valuable tips and tricks we have to share with you.
The reason why acetone-based nail polish would work is that acetone itself is a potent, highly-flammable solvent, which means that its chemical composition renders it efficient for dissolving various substances (like hardened nail polish). It will also help you remove a number of pesky marks from all over the house. Keep reading to find out what the unexpected uses for nail polish remover are.

1. Sanitising metal razors, blades, tweezers, and nail clippers – Metal beauty tools can become dirty and dull looking over time. It is important that you thoroughly sanitise them once in a while to keep them healthy and prevent irritation and infections. If you notice that your set of beauty tools is in need of cleaning, grab the bottle of nail polish remover and some cotton balls. Soak the cotton balls with the product and thoroughly rub them over the whole surface of all your tweezers, razors, etc. Make sure you reach all nooks and crannies. When done, wash everything with warm water and soap, and let them dry completely before using them again.

2. De-scuffing floors (tile, vinyl, and laminate only) – Grab a clean cloth, and pour some acetone-based nail polish on it. Gently scrub away any scuff marks or other stains that can be found on your floors. This hack will work on tile, laminate, or vinyl floors. However, you should not attempt to use it on wooden floors or natural stone. Try this hack and you will be able to get rid of stains and dirt in no time.

3. Removing super glue and sticker residue – It happens to everyone. If you are using superglue, some of it might end up on your finger or pretty much anywhere on your skin. It is also possible that you threw a brand-new shirt in the laundry machine and forgot to remove all the stickers from it. If that happens, sticky residue will end up all over your garment. Lucky for you, acetone-based nail polish remover can help with both those unfortunate events. It is able to dissolve hardened nail polish, and in the same way, you will be able to get rid of hardened super glue as well even though it may seem it will remain on the surface forever. Saturate the area where the stubborn sticker residue or hardened super glue is with nail polish remover. Use a cotton ball to do that. Let it sit for a minute or two, then gently scrub away the sticky mess as soon as it softens.

4. De-staining tea cups – Even the prettiest tea cups may suffer some unsightly tea stains on the inside. Those can be extremely stubborn and hard to get rid of. If your favourite mug has some of those, grab a cloth and dip it into the nail polish remover. Wipe the walls of the cup until the staining is completely gone. Do not forget to thoroughly wash your cup with soap and hot water as usual.

5. Polishing patent leather shoes – Leather shoes are never out of fashion. However, you may notice that over time, scuffs and marks appear and cause them to look not as good as you would like them to. To restore their original good looks, grab a towel or a cloth, dip it in nail polish remover and scrub to get rid of any scuffs and marks. You may also be able to remove some scratches. Wipe them well, then dry them, in order to make them look shiny and brand new. You can use leather conditioner or polish to give them back that nice glossy shine.

6. Erasing permanent marker – This particular cleaning hack will be a lifesaver, especially for teachers and parents. If you accidentally left a permanent marker around the house and your toddler found it, you probably ended up with marks and stains on most of your surfaces. Whether it is upholstery, floors, walls, furniture, fabrics, or even skin, acetone will help you get rid of it. Dab the stain with acetone, then make sure you wash it well. You will be able to clean permanent markers from glass surfaces, as well as plastic. If cleaning furniture or other fabrics, do a test in an inconspicuous area to see if damage will occur.