How to Remove Nail Polish Stains from Whites

Removing nail polish stains from whites

Dry nail polish can be a very difficult thing to remove. You will need some nail polish remover if the polish is already dry.


1. Test

Test the nail polish remover on the item of clothes first. Place a drop on a hidden area like inside seam, then wait 1 minute, and blot with a towel. If after drying there is no colour change, etc., this means it should be safe to use the product on the item.


2. Remove Nail Polish

Use an absorbent pad with either nail polish remover and dab onto the nail polish. Dab from the backside of the stain to encourage the stain to release from the fabric.

You will need to place another dry pad on the opposite side, under the stain.

As the stain lifts off the fabric onto the pad, be sure to keep the pad fresh so that you do not transfer the nail polish from your pad back onto the clothing.

3. Pre-treat

Pre-treat the stain with a good laundry detergent.

Apply, rub in and wait 5 – 10 minutes.

4. Wash

Wash in the hottest water recommended by the care label using detergent + 1 cup of Albex ™ Bleach for whites. If the clothing is coloured, add 100ml of Albex ™ Nostain Washing Liquid instead of Albex ™ Bleach for the wash cycle.


5. Check

After the wash, check to make sure the stain is gone. If the stain is still present, repeat step 3 in the process.

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