How to Easily Remove Nail Polish from your Carpet!

6Aww, cutsie-little toddler toes! My two-year old beautiful daughter, Miss Lacee Grace, just loves having her nails done! The only problem is…. that she is two going on ten — and now thinks she can paint her nails all by herself! Eeeek!!! Yes, go ahead and judge my parenting skills — epic fail, I know! No matter where I hide it, that little one always finds it! And so, hence today’s post: How to Easily Remove Nail Polish from your Carpet! I thought that it was going to be a super-difficult task, but it turns out that it was way easier to get the nail polish out than I ever would have expected! (And as you can see, my carpet is unfortunately, white-ish!)

Let me introduce you to my new secret-little-weapon — Rubbing Alcohol! That’s all you need here…. well, a little bit of rubbing alcohol, some cold water to rinse at the end, and an old rag! So simple!

The first thing that I did was pour some rubbing alcohol on the stain, and let it soak into the carpet for about 10 minutes.


Next, I took an old rag and started scrubbing! Scrub, scrub, scrub! (If it doesn’t seem to be coming out easily, try adding just a little more rubbing alcohol while you are scrubbing!)


And to my amazement — It started working! See?! See?!


I scrubbed for about two minutes, and then it was all clean! Next I rinsed my rag with cold water and gave the carpet another little scrub just to help dilute any rubbing alcohol that hadn’t fully evaporated yet.


I couldn’t believe how well and how fast this trick worked!

[If you are interested in some more handy tips and tricks that my amazing, new secret-little-weapon — Rubbing Alcohol, is also really good at, check out this post from my friend Courtenay, over at The Creek Line House10 Almost Life-Changing Uses for Rubbing Alcohol!]


7 thoughts on “How to Easily Remove Nail Polish from your Carpet!

  1. Thank you so much for this tip. I found nail polish stains on the carpet last night!!

    • LOL… you sound like me… I just noticed some hot pink on my black leather couches… I guess that will be my next experiment! 😉

  2. OMG I never knew about this. This would have saved many headaches with my own mother. I was constantly clutzy spilling bottles everywhere!

  3. Oh my gosh! Where were you two years ago when I spilled hot pink polish?! I wonder if it will work now? I am going to try it. Thanks for the tip!

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