Rectifying Mistakes - How To Remove Nail Polish from Bedsheets?

It's just one of those nights, you and your girls are having a night in while lounging on the bed, binge-watching the latest shows, eating the messiest snacks and giving each other a very special mani-pedi session. When - Oh no! One of them has accidently spilled shiny red nail polish right in the middle of your bedding set! What follows next is ultimate chaos! But stop right there before you make the wrong moves! Follow along our detailed guide on how you can properly remove nail polish from your bed sheets and return them back to their original positions.

To ensure smooth removal of the nail polish, you will need the following supplies:

  • Acetone
  • Wash Cloth
  • Stain Remover
  • Paper Towels (loads of them!)
  • Laundry Detergent

Step 1: Since the nail polish is still relatively wet, avoid immediately scrubbing it with paper towels, since that’ll only smear the substance and cause a bigger stain. Instead, you may use a spoon to remove any excess liquid.

Step 2: Now, you’ll need to find a clean and flat surface where you lay down your bed sheet upside down, with the stain side downwards, protecting your flat surface with a stack of paper towels underneath the (now overturned) bedsheet to avoid further blotting.

Step 3: Next up, it’s time to get to work! Wet the wash cloth with a little bit of acetone and start to carefully blot around the backside of the stain. Through this, the stain will start getting absorbed by the stack of paper towels that lay underneath it.

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Step 4: Replace the paper towels when they are full of absorbed liquid so they don’t end up causing any further damage, to the sheets or to your work area. Keep repeating this process until you think the stain has been eliminated completely.

Step 5: Once you think that all liquid has been cleaned and absorbed by paper towels, rinse the area with water. Add in a dash of stain remover to make sure that all spots have been thoroughly removed.

Step 6: Throw the sheets into the laundry! Wash your sheets properly with cold water and laundry detergent, so that the acetone is completely removed from them. If acetone is left on sheets for longer periods of time, it can start ripping out holes in the material, causing further damages.

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And that is it! Using these six simple steps will make sure your sheets or even duvet covers are as clean as new. Now, you can continue with enjoying your night, pretending that the little hiccup never happened!

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