Almost every woman has attempted to paint or touch up her nails while in a hurry. When you are in a rush, you are also distracted. Neglecting to properly tighten the lid on your nail polish or leaving it sitting on the edge of a kitchen or bathroom counter could result in an accident that leaves your cabinets spattered with brightly colored polish. Regardless of whether you have traditional wooden cabinets or laminate cabinets, tackling the stain immediately reduces the odds that your little mishap will result in a permanent stain.
Things You'll Need
- 2 paper towels
- Putty knife or butter knife
- Dry-cleaning solvent
- Denatured alcohol
- 2 washcloths
- Wood oil
- Steel wool 0000 grade scrub pad
- Dish detergent
- Cotton ball
- Nail polish remover
- Baking soda
- Stiff-bristled brush
Wipe away as much of the nail polish as possible with a paper towel. If the polish has already begun to harden, scrape away as much polish as you can with a putty knife or butter knife.
Dampen a washcloth with dry-cleaning solvent. Rub the stain vigorously with the washcloth.
Pour a small amount of denatured alcohol onto a clean washcloth. Rub gently at the stain until it comes off.
Apply wood oil to the nail polish stain. Scrub the stain with a 0000 grade steel wool scrub pad. Use long, even strokes in the direction of the grain until the nail polish stain disappears.
Wipe away the excess polish with a paper towel.
Add a squirt of dish detergent to a bowl of warm water. Dip a washcloth in the warm, soapy water. Clean the stained area with the washcloth.
Wet a cotton ball with nail polish remover. Wipe at the stain gently with the cotton ball.
Make a paste out of baking soda and water. Apply the paste to the stain using a stiff-bristled brush. Wipe the area clean with a damp washcloth.