Nail Polish Removal
- A deep magenta metallic nail polish was dropped onto 100% cotton
flannel. The item has not been washed. Is it possible to completely
remove this stain? I have not yet used anything on it.
- Is the flannel white or a color? Cotton is not affected by acetone,
the solvent in nail polish remover (use a non-oily remover if
possible). The dye might react, though. So, if it's colored, test
first in an out-of-the-way spot to see if the dye reacts. If not, or
if white, first saturate the spot from the back with the remover,
with a paper towel under the front to absorb the dissolved polish and
excess remover. Keep putting a clean area under the spot (careful
not to get the residue on other parts of the fabric) until the
stiffness of the polish is gone - hopefully most of the color will be
gone also. Rinse with cold water. If there is a spot remaining, and
the item is white, dilute a small amount of chlorine bleach with cold
water (50/50) and dab on to see if it removes the color. Rinse well
again. If the item is colored, try a paste of Oxy-clean or
similar. Don't use hot water until the spot is gone.
At 10:55 AM 12/20/2006, you wrote:
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>flannel. The item has not been washed. Is it possible to completely
>remove this stain? I have not yet used anything on it.
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