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How to Remove Nail Polish from Hardwood Floors & Wood Furniture

How to Remove Nail Polish from Hardwood Floors & Wood Furniture

When applied to toes and fingernails, nail polish does a great job of decorating and protecting. When accidently applied to wood floors and wood furniture, it’s not such a good look. Unless nail polish is permanently banned from the planet, there will be accidents. When nail polish spills, panic can quickly ensue. But getting nail polish off wood—whether it’s flooring or furniture—shouldn’t have your blood pressure soaring.

When you need to figure out how to take nail polish off wood, Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes are here for you. They’re specially formulated to tackle the most daunting stains and spills, even nail polish.

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The Harder Way to Get Nail Polish off Wood

Search “how to remove nail polish from wood floors” or “how to remove nail polish from wood furniture” and more panic might ensue because you’ll see any number of suggestions and home remedies—and a warning that part of the finish might also be removed when removing nail polish from wood.

  1. If the nail polish is still wet, dab gently with tissues or a cotton swab to absorb the excess.
  2. Use a clean, white towel or cotton swab to dab a bit of rubbing alcohol on the spot before trying something harsher.
  3. Test the alcohol on an unnoticeable area of your wood floor or furniture before applying to the stain.
  4. If rubbing alcohol doesn’t get nail polish off the wood, dab it with mineral spirits. Use as little as possible because it might remove the finish.
  5. As a last resort, use nail polish remover. Try a non-acetone based brand first.
  6. If you still don’t have luck, use an acetone-based nail polish or a lacquer thinner. Again, use as little as possible and only on the stain itself so you don’t have a major refinishing job because either product will take the finish off of the floor or furniture.
  7. Lightly sand the now unfinished area and then recoat it with an oil-based urethane.

    The Easier Way to Get Nail Polish off Wood

    Say goodbye to alcohol, nail polish remover or other harsh chemicals for removing nail polish from hardwood floors or wood furniture because they can also strip the wood finish. Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes are the gentler, yet highly effective, way to take nail polish off wood. Our wipes contain a patented Bond Buster™ technology that breaks down the stain so it can be lifted away without harsh chemicals or heavy scrubbing.

    1. Grab a heavy duty Tub O’ Towels wipe.
    2. Test wipe an inconspicuous patch of your wood floor or wood furniture.
    3. Wipe the nail polish stain, allowing the cleaning solution to soak in and loosen the stain from the wood.
    4. Use additional wipes as needed until the stain is gone.

    About Tub O’ Towels

    Why are Tub O’ Towels different than other cleaning wipes or home remedies to get nail polish out of wood? Here are just some of the reasons:

    • Proprietary Bond Buster™ Technology: Each wipe comes saturated with our unique cleaning solution that features Bond Buster technology to break the molecular bond between the stain and the wood surface, eliminating the need to try multiple steps and risk harming your hardwood.
    • Gentle, Biodegradable Cleaning: Our wipes don’t need eco-damaging chemicals or noxious fumes. They use a blend of biodegradable detergents, emulsifiers and foaming agents to safely do the heavy lifting for you.
    • So Long Stains: Oversized Tub O’ Towels wipes are big enough to contain even large spills and durable so they stay strong without falling apart. The quilted design holds the special cleaning solution to grab nail polish stains for easier cleaning.
    • VaporLock Technology: Your wipes will always be wet and ready to go with the canister’s VaporLock seal that keeps the air out and the moisture in.

    Ready for a Great Cleaning Wipe?

    What’s the best way to get nail polish off finished wood? Tub O’ Towels. Stock up today so you’re ready when an accident happens. They’re also great for everyday cleaning! 

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