7 Unexpected Uses For Nail Polish Remover In Your Home

Nail Polish Remover

In addition to removing nail polish, nail polish remover is a versatile domestic tool with a number of unexpected applications.

1. Removing Sticker Residue

Sticker residue can be removed from glass, plastic, or metal surfaces by applying nail polish remover to a cotton ball and delicately rubbing it over the residue.

2. Cleaning Scissors

When scissors become sticky or gummy from cutting tape or adhesives, clean and restore their smooth operation by wiping the blades.

3. Removing Ink Stains

Nail polish remover is effective at removing pigment stains from surfaces such as leather, vinyl, and plastic. 

4. Cleaning Keyboards

To remove grime and sticky residue from computer keyboards, soak a cotton swab in nail polish remover and clean the keys gingerly. Be careful not to oversaturate the keys.

5. DIY Paint Remover

Small paint stains or errors can be removed with nail polish remover. Apply a small volume to a cotton ball and rub it over the paint to remove it.

6. Cleaning Phone Screens

To remove smudges and fingerprints from the screen of your phone or tablet, dampen a soft cloth with a small quantity of nail polish remover and wipe it clean. 

7. Removing Permanent Marker

Apply a small amount of nail polish remover to a cloth and rub the area gently until the marker dissipates.