The Best Way to Get Nail Polish Out of Carpet!

Peaceful-Mood-Mohawk-Residential-CarpetSo your teenage daughter decided to have an overnight get together with her friends at your place. They had a great time and in the morning everyone has gone to school, and you are left to clean up the mess, and suddenly you realize that there is a big problem.

Nail polish was used, and the carpet in her bedroom now looks like a splattered work of art.

So how do you get nail polish out of carpet?

Well your in luck, its time for a lesson in carpet care!



The Best ways to Remove Nail Polish From Carpet

Let us start by talking about a Mohawk recommended product called Goo Gone. Yes, I’m sure that you have heard of this sticky mess miracle worker before. It is actually excellent for removing sticky, gummy and gooey substances from many fibers, but it tends to work especially well for carpet.

After you follow the directions given to you on the package, there are some extra steps that you will need to take to remove the product itself from the flooring, as well as any left over residue from the nail polish.


Procedure for water-based, combination water-based and greasy oil based stains.

  • You will begin by thoroughly combining a solution of 1/4 tsp clear hand dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of leuk water. Make sure to mix gently to avoid excess bubbles that can make this a messy job.
  • Once mixed, apply the solution to a white cloth and dampen the carpet where the stain or residue is. Do not get solution happy on the carpet, a little goes a long way.
  • Wipe the carpet gently while alternating the clothes top and bottom sides.
  • You will never rub, scrub or use a hard bristled brush on your carpet under any circumstance, unless instructed to do so by a professional. This can cause serious damage to the carpet as well as void a warranty in some cases.
  • Once this applied correctly, give the carpet a light rinse with leuk water.
  • After it is thoroughly rinsed, grab a white towel or paper towel and blot up any excess water.
  • Repeat the last 2 steps until all excess detergent has been removed.
  • Now that the stain is gone, the carpet will be a little damp. Don’t let it set this way. Take another try towel and weigh it down to the carpet. Change the towel every hour until completely dry.
I hope this helped and as always please feel free to let us know what works for you! Leave a comment below and I will respond as quickly as possible.
Thanks for reading and until next time….Happy Home and Flooring!


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