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How To Remove Wine Stains From Clothes








Baking Soda

Baking Soda works well for removing wine stains from clothes. Simply cover the stain with a liberal amount of baking soda, let it sit for a few moments until the stain is absorbed, then wipe the soda away and blot the area with a cloth dampened in water.

Club Soda

Club Soda is one of the most effective remedies for red wine stains due to its carbonation. To clean a fresh red wine stain, blot up as much of the stain as possible (blot – don’t rub) then simply saturate it with club soda, then launder the item as usual.

Club Soda with Salt

Another remedy for red wine stains using club soda is to combine it with a salt treatment. First cover the stain with salt which will absorb the wine from the fabric, then rinse clean with the club soda. Finally launder the items as you usually would.

Cream of Tarter

Make a paste with one part cream of tarter and one part water. Blot the stain as much as you can first, then cover the wine stain with this paste. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then wash the item as usual.

Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer

This is good for red wine stains that occur outside of the house. Blot up as much of the stain as possible, then rub in some hand sanitizer. Blot well again. You might need to do this more than once, but it works well on the go.

Salt

Salt also works well for lifting out red white stains from clothing. Cover the stain with salt (a coarse salt such as Kosher works best – but table salt will work as well). Leave the salt on until the stain is absorbed then brush away the salt and follow up by blotting stain with a damp cloth.

White Vinegar, Dishwashing Liquid and Water

Another way to get red wine stains out of clothing is to combine equal parts of white vinegar, dishwashing liquid and water. Work this solution into the wine stain, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then wash the item as usual.

White Vinegar

Quite often white vinegar on its own will remove the red wine stain from blouses or clothes. Pour some vinegar onto a damp cloth or towel and blot the stain until the red wine is lifted. Follow up with another cloth that is dampened with only water. Then launder as usual.

White Wine

This is a handy solution at a party because where there is red wine being served there is usually also white wine. Blot up as much of the red wine as possible, blotting – not rubbing – then pour white wine over the stain. The white wine will neutralize the red and will usually remove the stain completely.





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How to Remove Wine Stains From Carpet







Baking Soda

After blotting up as much of the wine as possible with white paper towels (blot – do not rub) cover it with a small mountain of baking soda. Let it sit until the wine has been absorbed – then vacuum clean.

Baking Soda Paste

Another way to use baking soda to clean up a wine stain is to make a paste out of it. Blot up as much of the stain as possible using a white towel or washcloth. Keep using clean pieces of the washcloth or towel so as not to add more wine to the rug or carpet. Then mix 3 parts baking soda to one part water and make a paste of it. Apply paste to the stain and let dry. Then vacuum up. If any part of stain remains, repeat process or use a few drops of carpet shampoo on it.

Club Soda

Club Soda is great for many stains, including wine stains. Blot as much of the wine stain up as possible (again – blot – do not rub), pour club soda on the stain and blot again with a white towel or white paper towels. You might need to repeat a second or third time, but the carbonation in the club soda helps to lift the stain.

Shaving Cream (Foamy)

Shaving Cream is also good for getting red wine stains out of the carpet. Blot up as much of the wine as you can, then spray a small amount of white foamy shaving cream on stained area. Work it into the stain with your fingers, the blot clean with a dampened white paper towel or towel until stain is gone.

Dishwashing Liquid

Rinse the stain with some cold water – then make a mixture of ¼ teaspoon of liquid dishwashing liquid and one cup of cold water. Blot the stain with this mixture using a white washcloth or towel and repeat until stain is gone.

Salt

Salt works well for fresh wine stains as well. Simply cover the stain with a small mountain of salt and let sit for about 15 minutes. Then you can simply brush and vacuum away.

White Wine

One good thing about parties, where there is red wine there is usually white wine available as well. In a pinch, pour some white wine over the red wine to help dilute it and blot up with a white washcloth, towel or paper towel. Do not rub – simply blot until stain is gone. If you do not have white wine available you can try clear vodka.

Wine Away

Wine away is a product specifically made for this purpose. If you entertain often or have very light carpets such as white, this is a good product to have around the house. It also works on oriental or colored carpets. Simply follow the directions on the bottle. This also works well if you have tried other remedies and the wine stain still remains. Simply leave the Wine Away on the stain for about 30 minutes, then clean.





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How To Remove Urine Smell From Mattress






Baking Soda

Baking Soda is one of the most effective remedies for helping to remove urine odors from mattresses because it is a natural odor absorber. If the area has already dried, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the area and let it sit for a couple of hours. If the smell is particularly strong, you might want to let it sit longer. Then vacuum away.

Club Soda and Baking Soda Combo

Another baking soda remedy for a urine smell in mattress involves using club soda as a pre-wash. After blotting up the wet urine stain as much as possible, pour some club soda over the area and immediately blot it again. Then, when the spot has dried completely (you can place a fan on the bed directed at spot to hurry this process), cover it with the baking soda. Leave for an hour or two, then vacuum.

Febreeze

Febreeze works different from other deodorizers because it neutralizes and eliminates odors as opposed to simply covering them up. Remove sheets from mattress – spray a generous amount of Febreeze over the affected area (spray enough where you feel the mattress getting damp to ensure it really sinks in) and then let it dry for a couple of hours. When dry, you can replace the sheets.

White Vinegar

White Vinegar can also help remove urine odor from mattresses. Blot up as much of the urine as possible then flush urine spot generously with warm water. Mix equal parts of white vinegar with cool water, spray liberally on the urine spot, then blot very well again. Place a fan on or next to the mattress for quicker drying – of if the mattress is small enough to move – place it outdoors in the sun until dry

Professional Enzyme Cleaner

There are quite a few Professional Enzyme Cleaners made specifically for removing urine stains and odors. Nature’s Miracle is one of the most popular cleaners, but Baby Stinky Odor Away, Kids N’ Pets and Urine Gone are also popular and effective brands.

Diluted Beach

Diluted bleach combined with water can not only help to remove urine smells but urine stains as well. Simply dilute some bleach with water in a spray bottle and liberally spray the solution on the stain. Wait until it has completely dried and see if any odor remains. If it does, repeat the process.

Use a Steam Carpet/Furniture Cleaner

Steam Cleaners are specifically made to clean deep down into furniture and carpets and they work well for removing urine smells and stains from mattresses as well.

There are quality portable steam cleaners that you can purchase for approximately $100 such as the Bissel Steam Cleaner – or if you are looking for a cheaper option, there are steam carpet/furniture cleaners that you can rent by the day from places such as Home Depot or a local food store.

To Avoid Further Incidences

There are a couple of things you can do to protect your mattress in the future if bedwetting is a frequent occurrence.

Waterproof Mattress Protectors

Waterproof Mattress Protectors are probably one of the best investments you can make when it comes to protecting mattresses from urine accidents . Not only do they prevent urine from damaging mattresses but they also prevent other liquid spills, dust mites and allergins from getting into mattresses as well. They come in all sizes for all mattresses and if an bedwetting accident does occur you can simply throw the protector in the washing machine.

Glad Trash Bags

If an emergency, thicker trash bags like Glad trash bags will serve as a mattress protector. (This is for older children or adults only – do not use in crib or toddler beds) Cut the bags down the sides, place on top of the mattress – secure with large tape such as masking or packing tape, and then place sheet over it.

Scotchguard Fabric Proctector Spray

Just as scotch guarding furniture helps make it waterproof and stain proof, it works well for protecting mattresses from urine smells and stains as well. Simply spray it the mattress liberally with Scotchguard Fabric Protector Spray.





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How To Remove A Windshield Sticker






Goo Gone

Goo Gone works well for so many things around the house and removing stickers from glass, windows or windshields is one of them. Simply saturate the sticker and gently scrape off with a razor blade – then you can use a little bit more of the Goo Gone to get rid of any adhesive reside left behind.

Hair Dryer

Aiming a hair dryer at the sticker will help to melt the adhesive underneath. Then you can use a single edge razor blade to peal it off. Be careful not to scratch glass.

Nail Polish Remover

Nail polish remover can also help remove stickers from car windows or windshields. Saturate the sticker by using one or two cotton balls that have been soaked with the nail polish remover. Give it a few minutes to dissolve the adhesive underneath, then scrape the sticker off with a single edge razor blade.

Olive Oil

Another way to remove stickers from a windshield or window is to cover it liberally with olive oil. After giving it a few minutes to soak in – gently remove the sticker with a single edge razor blade.

Windex

Spray the sticker liberally with Windex until it is saturated. Give it a minute or two then gently use a single edge razor blade to remove the sticker. Be careful not to scratch glass. To remove the adhesive residue left behind, a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will do, a product such as Goo Gone or you can try alcohol.





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How to Remove a Sticker From Artwork

Gentle heat is what is needed to remove a sticker from artwork. Simply aim a blow dryer at the sticker to loosen the adhesive on the back of the sticker, then carefully use the edge of a razor blade to get underneath it to peel it off.

How or Remove a Sticker From Picture Frames or Glass Frames

Nail Polish Remover

Nail Polish Remover works well for getting stickers off of picture frames (do not use on actual artwork however – just frames). Simply saturate a cotton ball with nail polish remover and rub it on the sticker until the adhesive loosens enough to remove it.

Cooking Oil

Cooking Oil also works well for removing stickers from frames. Simply rub enough oil on the sticker to saturate it, let it sit for a few minutes and scrape it off. The cooking oil helps dissolve the gum in the adhesive.

WD-40

For stickers that are stuck to glass, a little WD-40 will do the trick. Simply saturate the sticker with WD-40, let is sit for a few minutes as it eats away at the adhesive then scrape it clean.

How to Get Rid of Sticker Residue

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

For sticker or adhesive residue left behind by a sticker, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is just the thing. Simply dampen a small piece of the eraser and rub off the glue.

Nivea Face Cream

Face creams such as Nivea Face Cream can also remove sticker residue from metals, glass, and even most plastics – even if the glue is dry. Rub a decent amount of face cream on the residue – wait a few minutes then simply wipe clean.





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How To Remove a Bumper Sticker








Hair Dryer and Credit Card Method

Applying heat is a great trick for removing stubborn bumper stickers. Aim your blow drier at the sticker until the adhesive on the back begins to melt, then use a sturdy card such as an old credit card to get under the sticker to peel it up. You can also try using a putty knife covered in duct tape or a rubber spatula to get under the sticker. (Do not use a razor blade however because it can scratch the bumper.)

Hot Water

Quite often hot water is all you need to remove bumper stickers, though some might be tougher than others. Dip a rag into boiling water (wear gloves!) and place the rag over the sticker. Apply light pressure on the rag for about 30 seconds, then try to peel the sticker up from the corner. Continue to place the hot rag on more stubborn spots.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil will also make it easier to remove bumper stickers. Simply saturate the bumper sticker with olive oil – let it sit for about 5 minutes and remove the sticker when the adhesive is dissolved.

WD-40

In most cases saturating the sticker with some WD-40 will do the trick. If you can get a small corner up and spray underneath it would be perfect, however if it won’t budge, try spraying a generous amount of WD-40 onto the sticker, wait a few minutes for it to work on the adhesive – then try to remove.

Nail Polish Remover

Nail Polish remover works well for getting rid of the adhesive that bumper stickers leave behind. Saturate a cotton ball with Nail Polish Remover and rub off the glue. (Note: This is for bumpers ONLY – do not use on car finish.)





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How To Remove Rust From Tools







Baking Soda and Water

Baking Soda can help remove rust from tools. Make a paste of baking soda mixed with a little bit of water. Apply this paste with a damp sponge or cloth onto the rusty areas. Let sit for a few minutes – then wipe off with a clean damp sponge and be sure to dry thoroughly.

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

Make a thick paste with baking soda and lemon juice. Apply to tools – let it sit or a few minutes – then wipe it clean with a dry towel.

Coca Cola

Coca Cola also works well for removing rust from tools. Depending on the amount of tools you have fill a basin with a couple of cans of soda and let tools soak in the mixture overnight. Rust should be gone by morning. Rinse the tools clean and make sure to dry each one thoroughly.

White Vinegar

White Vinegar is another easy way to get rust off of tools. Fill a bucket or basin with white vinegar and let tools soak overnight. The next morning rinse each tool and dry thoroughly.

Kool-Aid

Kool-Aid works well not only for removing rust from tools but concrete as well. Soak the rusty tools in Kool-Aid overnight – then rinse clean and dry thoroughly the next morning.

Sand Paper

This should be used only if you have light rust spots because continuous use of sandpaper will remove metal from tools. Simply sandpaper smaller rust spots and wide clean with a clean cloth or towel.

To Prevent Tools From Rusting in the Future

Charcoal

You can prevent tools from rusting by placing some unused Charcoal in toolboxes and tool drawers.

Mothballs

Place some mothballs in your toolbox or tool drawers to help keep moisture out.

Pam Cooking Spray

Lightly coat each tool with some Pam Cooking Spray – then wipe clean. It will keep rust from forming.

Sand Bucket

Keep gardening tools in a bucket of dry sand to keep them from rusting when not in use.

WD40

Try applying a light coat of WD40 to each of the tools after each use and drying with a clean towel. This will also help prevent tools from rusting.





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How To Remove Rust Stains From Clothes







Lemon Juice and Salt

An easy way to remove rust from clothing is to liberally apply some lemon juice to the stain and then sprinkle a fair amount of salt on top of it. Then either lay or hang the item out to dry in the sun. When dry, launder as usual. (Just be sure that the clothing item is colorfast – you might want to try on a seam to ensure no discoloration)

Cream of Tarter

Cream of Tarter can also get rust stains out of clothes. Simply cover the stain with cream of tarter. Roll the item up tightly and soak in a bucket or basin filled with hot water and leave for about an hour. Then launder the item as usual.

White Vinegar and Salt

White vinegar works similar to the lemon juice method mentioned above. Saturate the stain with white vinegar and then cover the stain with salt. Lay out or hang the item out to dry in the sun – then wash item as usual.

Rhubarb

Strangely enough Rhubarb works for removing rust stains from clothes as well. Boil some rhubarb for about twenty minutes. Take the stalks out of the water and carefully place the stained item in. Soak the item in the rhubarb water until the rust stains come out or have mostly disappeared – then wash item as usual.

Commercial Rust Removers For Clothes

There are a couple of commercial rust removers that you can purchase is rust on clothes is a common problem in your home. Rust Remover For Clothes, Whink Rust Stain Remover for Fabrics or Super Iron Out are all products made specifically to remove rust stains from clothes and fabrics.





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How To Remove Rust Stains From Concrete







White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar

If rust stains are fairly recent this is a nice safe remedy you can try. Simply cover rust stains liberally with white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, let sit for a few minutes and then brush with a heavy duty scrub brush or push broom. Rinse area clean.

Plastic Trash Bags and Kool-Aid

While this might sound a little odd, using the combination of large plastic garbage bags (such as Glad Trash Bags) and Kool-Aid will remove rust stains from concrete. Simply wet the rust stain and cover with yellow lemon flavored Kool-aid powder. Then cover the stain with the plastic trash bag. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, then remove the plastic bag, scrub the stain with a brush or heavy push broom and rinse with a hose or bucket of water.

Kool Aid and Boiling Water

Here is a second method of using Kool-aid to get rid of rust stains from concrete. Boil approximately ½ gallon of water. Add enough yellow lemon flavored Kool-aid as if you were making 2 quarts of lemonade (the instructions are on the container). Pour entire mixture on the stain – then again brush the stain with a scrub brush or heavy push broom until the stain is gone. The hose down or douse with a couple of buckets of water.

Lemon Juice and Salt

If you have rusts stains caused by metal patio furniture on your concrete a mixture of Lemon Juice and Salt will do the trick. Soak the stain with the lemon juice, then cover it with salt. Let it sit and dry in the sun, then scrub with a brush and hose it or rinse it clean.

The Works

The Works is a hydrochloric acid based toilet bowl cleaner that can be used to remove rust stains from concrete. You need to be careful however when using this cleanser because this can be dangerous stuff. Be sure that you follow the directions carefully and remove any furniture or any other items that could be damaged or discolored while trying to remove rust stains. Also be sure to wash down area thoroughly when done.

Commercial Rust Remover

For especially old or stubborn rust stains on concrete you might need to try a commercial rust remover that can be found in most hardware stores or in the links below. Be sure to follow direction on package carefully however because this is some strong stuff.





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How to Remove Oil Stains from Concrete







Sand

Sand works pretty well for removing oil stains from driveways, garage floors and other concrete areas. Simply cover stain with sand – let sit until the sand has absorbed the oil then sweep up.

Kitty Litter

Kitty litter also works well for absorbing oil from a concrete surface. Taking similar steps to the one listed above, cover oil stain with kitty litter – allow time for the litter to absorb the oil – then sweep away.

Newspapers

Place several newspapers over the stain then soak the newspaper with water. Let it sit long enough to dry. When you pick up the papers the oil stain will come with it.

Cascade Dishwasher Detergent

For older grease or oil stains on a concrete floor try making a paste using some Cascade Dishwasher detergent mixed with water. Scrub the paste on the oil stain and let it sit overnight. The next day add a little more water, scrub with a brush and rinse clean.

Dishwashing Liquid

Dishwasher liquids are known for their ability to cut through grease and oil. Cover the oil stain with a large amount of Dishwasher Liquid – make sure entire stain is covered – then let sit overnight. The next morning hose or wash away.

Easy Off Oven Cleaner

Another great degreaser, spray the stain liberally with Easy Off Oven cleaner (make sure area is well ventilated). Let it sit for about ½ hour then scrub clean and follow up by hosing or washing away. (More stubborn stains may need more than one application).





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How To Remove Oil Stains from Carpets and Rugs







Baking Soda

One of the most effective remedies for oil stains on carpets or rugs is plain old fashioned baking soda. Almost nothing absorbs oil better. Liberally cover the oil stain with some baking soda, rub it into stain and let it dry for about ½ hour. Then brush up and vacuum as usual.

Corn Starch

Corn Starch also works well for oil stains in carpets. Basically it is the same as the baking soda remedy above. Sprinkle a liberal amount of corn starch over oil stain and rub it in, let it sit for about ½ hour then brush clean and follow up with a vacuum.

Rubbing Alcohol

In many cases rubbing alcohol can remove oil stains from carpets or rugs as well. (Be sure however to test in a small hidden area to ensure there will be no discoloring of carpet.)

Blot the oil stain with a clean paper towel, a brown bag, or strangely enough a piece of white bread. Be sure to blot and not rub however because you do not want to spread stain. Then follow up by adding a small amount of rubbing alcohol to a clean washcloth, towel or paper towel. Continue to blot over the area (again do not rub). For larger stains you might need to repeat more than once.





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Baking Soda

This is probably the first remedy you should try to get rid of oil stains from clothing because it will absorb as much oil from the stain as possible. Liberally cover the oil stain with baking soda and rub it in gently with your fingers. Let the baking powder sit for approximately ½ hour then gently brush it clean. Launder as usual.

Club Soda

Club Soda works wonders for removing all kinds of stains and it also works for removing oil stains from clothing. Saturate the stain with Club Soda – let it sit for a few minutes – then blot as much as you can. Launder as usual afterwards.

Dishwashing Liquid

Dishwashing liquid is known for being a powerful degreaser. Rub a few drops of dishwashing liquid onto the oil stain, rub it in gently, let it sit for a few minutes then rinse out or launder as usual.

Cheese Wiz

Believe it or not this delicious treat works great for removing oil stains. Simply smear some cheese wiz into the stain and throw in the washer.

Baby Powder

Baby Powder is also great for absorbing oil on clothes. Rub some baby powder into the stain and then brush clean. Wash as usual.

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Hair Spray

Hair Spray is also known to take out oil or grease stains. Simply spray stain with a decent amount of hair spray then toss in the wash and launder as usual.

Baby Shampoo

This cleaning tip is perfect for gentler clothing items. Simply rub a few drops of Baby Shampoo into the stain, then soak in some warm water for a few minutes. Afterwards, launder as usual.

Corn Starch

Corn starch works similar to the Baking Powder remedy mentioned above. It works really well for absorbing the oil in the stain. Simply sprinkle an ample amount of Corn Starch on the stain, rub it in gently and then let i t sit for about ½ hour. Then gently brush the corn starch off and wash item as usual.

Wonder Bread

Strangely enough, white bread will absorb oil as well. Simply rub the stain with some white bread or heavily blot to get stain out.





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How to Open a Stuck Nail Polish Bottle Top








Nail Polish Remover

Soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover – hold your nail polish bottle upside down – and squeeze the liquid from the e cotton ball into the bottom of the cap. Doing this around the whole cap should loosen it enough to open.

Warm Water

Try immersing the nail polish bottle upside down in warm water so warm water seeps into the cap. This could also help loosen it enough to open it.

Petroleum Jelly

To prevent further sticking of nail polish bottle caps rub the threads on the rim of the bottle with Petroleum Jelly.

Use Slight Force

If none of the above works, then you might need to use gentle force. Get a pair of pliers and hold the top of the bottle with the pliers. Then grab a towel (for some traction) and grab the bottom of the bottle with your other hand. Twist the bottom half of the bottle while holding the top steady with the pliers.





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How To Remove Nail Polish without Nail Polish Remover




Try Clear Polish

If you find yourself in a pinch without Nail Polish Remover, try applying a coat of clear polish over your old nail polish and wipe entire nail with a paper towel. The old polish comes up with new polish. Be sure to do only one nail at a time however so the clear polish does not have time to dry.

Hair Spray

Many hair sprays contain acetone – the most active ingredient in Nail polish remover. Simply spray nails with a hair spray that contains acetone (example: Alberto VO5 hairspray) and wipe nails clean. Then wash hands with soap and water.

Rubbing Alcohol

Using rubbing alcohol can also help remove polish in a pinch, but should not be used often because it can dry out nails and skin around nails when used on a long term basis. It might take a little more scrubbing than usual as well, but it works in an emergency.





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How to Whiten Yellowed Fingernails or Whiten Stained Nails






Denture Tablets

A quick and easy way to whiten yellowed nails is to drop 2 denture tablets in a bowl of water and soak nails for about five minutes.

White Vinegar
White Vinegar is also good for stained nails. Simply soak nails in a bowl of white vinegar for approximately 10 minutes.

Lemon Juice

You can use either fresh lemons or lemon juice from a bottle. Simply pour juice into a bowl and soak nails for several minutes.

Lime Juice and Table Salt

Combine one teaspoon of table salt and two teaspoons of lime juice into a bowl of warm water. Then soak nails for about 10 minutes.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and rub on yellowed nails. You might have to repeat this a few times on each nail.

Whitening Pencils

If it is an emergency whitening pencils can do the trick. Most beauty supply stores and many online retailers sell whitening pencils that can be used on top of nails as well as underneath.

Apply a Clear Base Polish

To avoid yellowed nails in the future, try polishing your nails with a clear base coat of polish before applying colored polish. This will help prevent colored polish from discoloring your nails.



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How To Quick Dry Nail Polish







Ice Water or Cold Water

To dry your nails quicker try plunging your polished nails into ice water or running them under very cold water. Let hands air dry or you might smudge polish.

Pam Cooking Spray

Spraying Nails with Pam Cooking Spray after you apply the last coat is also good for drying nails quickly. Simply spray on nails, wait for them to dry then gently wash your hands with soap and water. If possible let hands air dry.

Buy a Nail Drying Spray

Many beauty shops and online stores sell quick drying nail spray that can be sprayed on after the last coat.

Invest in a Nail Dryer

For those of you that polish often but are also very busy, a nail dryer such as the ones that are used in salons can be purchased for a reasonable price.

Purchase Fast Drying Nail Polish or Fast Drying Top Coat

More and more manufacturers are coming out with faster drying nail polishes. If lack of time is a common problem, it might be in your best interest to purchase one of these fast drying polishes or you can purchase a fast drying clear topcoat that you can use on top of any nail color.





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How To Thin Nail Polish




Refrigerator

Keeping nail polish in a cool place such as a refrigerator will help keep nail polish from thickening.

Nail Polish Remover

To thin nail polish that is already thickened, simply add a few drops of nail polish remover, put nail polish top back on the bottle and shake well. This will help thin nail polish out.

Purchase Nail Polish Thinner

You can purchase a Nail Polish Thinner made specifically for this purpose such as OPI Thinner if you find that thickened nail polish is a common problem.

Flip the Bottle and Warm it Up

Turn your nail polish bottle upside down to distribute color evenly throughout the bottle then gently roll the bottle between your palms to warm the bottle up. The warmer nail polish will spread more evenly.




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Nail Polish Remover

The first thing you need to do is read the label on your garment. Do NOT use this household remedy if the garment is made of modacrylic, acetate or triacetate, because the remover can actually dissolve the fabric.

For washable fabrics, place a white towel directly under the stain. For example, if you have a shirt, put the towel inside of the shirt so it does not go through to the back side of the garment.

Dip a cotton swab or white cloth in the nail polish remover and work from the outside of the stain in so it does not spread further. Keep dabbing gently and you should see the polish transferring to the swab or the towel.

Bug Spray

Crazy as it sounds Bug Sprays such as OFF can help remove nail polish from clothing.

Place a white towel directly under the stain so it does not bleed through other side of garment and liberally spray the bug spray until the stain is saturated. Leave spray on for about ten minutes then use an old toothbrush or nail brush to brush the stain out.

Again however, be careful of the material of the garment.

Motsenbocker’s Lift Off #3

Normally found in the paint section of stores such as Home Depot – this is a great item to always have around the house. It works great for removing nail polish stains (it is even listed as one of the uses on the bottle) as well as other accidental stains such as ink stains, permanent marker stains, graffiti removal and more!

Spray ‘N Wash

Spray “n Wash can also help remove some nail polish stains, but not all. It seems to work better on lighter colored polishes. If you have some in the house however, try spraying it on garment and rubbing with a soft old toothbrush or nail brush.

Dry Clean Only Items

Chances are you might not want to mess around with these types of garments. Bring it to your local dry cleaner and be sure to point out the stain to them. They would probably have more success getting it out than you would.




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How To Get Nail Polish Stains Out of Carpet






Spray ‘n Wash

Spray ‘n Wash works really well when trying to remove nail polish from carpets. Simply spray the Spray ‘N Wash on stains, let sit for 3minutes and then blot with a wet cloth or towel. Repeat until stain is gone.

Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover / Foamy Shaving Cream Combo

Be sure to test the non-acetone Nail polish remover in an inconspicuous area of rug to ensure there will be no discoloration of carpet.

Then blot up as much of the nail polish as you can using paper towels, rags or tissues. Do NOT rub – you do not want to spread stain.

If you have found the nail polish remover safe for your carpet, apply a few drops to the nail polish stain and immediately blot afterwards. Repeat process until you get up as much of the stain as possible – then follow up with a dollop of foamy shaving cream. Work the shaving cream into the spot, rinse with some water and then blot dry.





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