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Old 06-15-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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The nail polish is bright red, the carpet very light berber. Any suggestions? I tried dabbing it with nail polish remover, so now it is simply red instead of bright cherry red. Please help! I need to sell this place.

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Old 06-15-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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The only thing that will get finger nail polish out is going to be remover or something like paint thinner...

Do you have a scrap of the carpet you can test to make sure it won't be harmed by a heavier application of the finger nail polish remover? If so then I would test it on the scrap and then go to work on the actual spot with a tooth brush and more of the remover, try pain thinner instead of the remover....


You might also contact the manufacturer and ask them a few questions...I had a very light Berber in my last home and I put a good dose of bleach in the carpet cleaner when I used it, it never faded the carpet at all but kept it VERY clean.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:36 PM
 
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Nail polish remover is dolled up acetone.

Assuming the polish would have hardened in the time it took to write the OP, careful application of a fine wire brush to the area might allow you to remove most of the hardened material. The question will then be how to get rid of the stuff that's ingrained into the carpet fibres.

You could try soaking the affected piece with acetone in hopes of softening it up, and then blotting.

Are you lucky enough to have the spill in area where a vase, lamp or coffee table wouldn't look out of place?

As a last resort, you try and obtain a piece of identical carpet, cutting out the affected area with a razor knife, and then putting in a new patch using seaming tape.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:45 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Default Safety solvent generally works.

Hi, I am a carpet installer. If you call around to a flooring supply store and ask for safety solvent, it should work. We use it all the time to remove various glues, dirt and stains. Good luck.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Thanks for all of the responses! For right now, I am just ignoring it in the hopes it will magically disappear
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:27 AM
 
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Default Shaving Cream

I found this on E-how.com after my three year old spilled HOT PINK NAIL POLISH on my brand new white carpet. I'm a renter too so I freaked out! . However this has worked like a dream. I hope it helps you too.

What you'll need: Barbasol Shaving Cream & Dry Paper Towels

Step 1:
Spray the shaving cream on the stain

Step2:
Rub into the carpet using your finger tips

Step 3:
Rub dry with paper towel

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Old 09-30-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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Red face ???

Does it just work with that type of shaving cream? im young and i don't want my parents to figure out i spilled some. [/b][/i]
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Can't imagine that would work on what is obviously, by now, dried, hardened (and lightened) nail polish.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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Originally Posted by SadieLadie View Post
I found this on E-how.com after my three year old spilled HOT PINK NAIL POLISH on my brand new white carpet. I'm a renter too so I freaked out! . However this has worked like a dream. I hope it helps you too.

What you'll need: Barbasol Shaving Cream & Dry Paper Towels

Step 1:
Spray the shaving cream on the stain

Step2:
Rub into the carpet using your finger tips

Step 3:
Rub dry with paper towel
Shaving cream for nail polish? I don't think so!
I could believe that shaving cream will act as a soap for a dirty spot, but not to remove paint. For paint you need to use acetone based solvent - first to dilute the paint, and gradually remove it with white cotton clean cloth. You can also try with WD-40, Goo Gone or paint thinner.
Once the paint stain has been removed, you can use a solution of dishwashing liquid and water to clean the area. Follow up with a rinse with clear water.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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Does it just work with that type of shaving cream? im young and i don't want my parents to figure out i spilled some. [/b][/i]
If shaving cream were able to dissolve and remove paint, I would not want to put it on my skin.
Shaving cream is just another form of soap. It will remove general dirt but not paint.
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