How to Get Fingernail Polish Off of a Mattress

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How to Get Fingernail Polish Off of a Mattress
Fingernail polish is easily spilt. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

While it may be comfortable to apply fingernail polish when sitting on a mattress, you're also more likely to spill it as you shift positions. However, you can remove most fingernail polish stains from mattresses with the right combination of tools and techniques.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • White cloths
  • Eye dropper
  • Fingernail polish remover with acetone
  • Dry cleaning solvent
  • Sponge
  • Hydrogen peroxide, optional

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  1. 1

    Blot the stain with a clean white cloth to remove excess liquid.

  2. 2

    Place a few drops of fingernail polish remover containing acetone directly onto the stain with an eye dropper. Blot the area immediately with a clean area of the cloth.

  3. 3

    Add a few drops of dry cleaning solvent onto the polish stain using the eye dropper. Blot immediately with the white cloth.

  4. 4

    Repeat step three if the stain remains.

  5. 5

    Dab the area with a sponge dampened in cold water. Blot dry once more.

Tips and warnings

  • For light-coloured mattresses, you can also use a few drops of hydrogen peroxide if the dry-cleaning solvent didn't totally remove the stain.

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