Spilling nail polish on the floor, especially your stone floor, can be upsetting. Nail polish is difficult to remove on your nails, never mind on the tile. Nail polish is sticky and dries quickly. In order to prevent any damage to your tile or at least to keep damage to a minimum, it's necessary to act promptly. As with any stain, the time it’s left to set and the type of material matter to determine its removal.
As stated above, timing is a crucial component, especially with marble. Marble is a porous material and nail polish that has set may be impossible to clean. Wipe the nail polish off the tile with a paper towel or cloth as soon as you notice the spill. Next, dampen the towel or cloth with acetone. Acetone is a colorless liquid, which can be found in most nail polish removers. If any remnants of the stain remain, CosmeticsLK (a beauty supply store that has prepared its customers for spillage accidents) recommends making a poultice of water, 3% hydrogen peroxide and a mild powder laundry detergent. Mix the liquids together while pouring in an eyeball amount of the detergent until evenly blended. Apply that mixture to the stain and cover it with a clean damp cloth or towel. When the stain has been bleached out, rinse with water thoroughly and let dry.
Slate, Granite and Limestone
Wipe the nail polish off the stone tile with a paper towel or cloth as soon as you notice the spill. Next, dampen the towel or cloth with acetone, which can be found in most nail polish removers. According to CosmeticsLK, wash the stained area using a soft-bristled brush with a solution of 1/4 cup of washing soda (Arm & Hammer is the most popular) and 1/2 gallon of warm water. It’s a large recipe for a small stain, but cutting down the ingredients into such small increments is difficult and less effective. After cleansing, rinse with clean water and allow time to dry.
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