How to Clean Nail Polish on Tile

What to Do Right Away and After It’s Dried


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Accidents happen, and sometimes that accident is bubble gum pink nail polish spilled on your tile floor. When that happens, don’t panic! Here’s how you can clean it when you find it right away and when you find it after it’s dried.

How to Clean Nail Polish on Tile

When Nail Polish on Tile is Wet

It’s surprisingly easy to clean wet nail polish from tile floor, and you probably already have the ingredient necessary: sugar or table salt! All you have to do is liberally sprinkle the sugar or salt onto the spill. The crystals absorb the wet polish so it’s easy to clean up. Wait a couple of minutes for work, then you can simply scoop and sweep it up. Be sure to wipe down your tiles with water or a cleaning solution after.

When the Nail Polish is Dry

  • If you discover the polish after it’s had the chance to dry, you might be able to simply peel it away. Try with your fingernails, or for tough spills, use the edge of a butter knife. Get up as much as you can.
  • You can use nail polish remover on your ceramic tile as long as you don’t leave it on for too long. Simply scrub the polish spill with your remover and dry the area. Then, wash with water or tile cleaner a couple of times to ensure there isn’t any lingering chemical.
  • The type of tile matters. Like any flooring, the type of tile does matter for how you treat it. For ceramic tile, acetone nail polish remover will be okay. However, stone tiles that have not been sealed, some porcelain tiles, porous soap stone, granite tiles, and marble tiles can experience problems with the use of nail polish remover or nail polish that gets stuck in the cracks. For these sensitive surfaces, you can wash the area using a soft-bristled brush with a solution of washing soda or detergent and water. Then, rinse with clear water and allow to dry.

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