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We had a massive amount of nail polish spilled on our beautful hardwood floors. We scrubbed & scrubbed with mineral spirits and that worked, but took a LOT of elbow grease! Then we sprayed on some hairspray, left it on for about 15 seconds and the nail polish WIPED RIGHT OFF!!! Amazing! We tried several different brands and the one that worked the best was TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold aerosol. We also used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser which made the job go even faster.

I just wanted to say we also had a massive amount of nail polish on our beautiful hardwood floors and we used TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold aerosol and a non abrasive scrubber and a lot of elbow grease and it came off pretty easy. You saved my daughter's life thank you.

Do not apply nail polish remover to the stain; it will quickly damage finish. Instead, soften the nail polish by rubbing it with a cloth saturated in mineral spirits.

CAUTION: Dry-cleaning spot remover and mineral spirits are poisonous and flammable. Follow caution on labels. Use in well-ventilated area. Do not use near flame, spark, or pilot light. Do not smoke. Do not get on skin or clothing. If the finish is hard, apply paste wax with fine 0000 steel wool in the direction of the grain. Apply a small amount of oil to an oil finish.

[Info from the Home Maintenance And Repair Database at the Michigan State University website]

Actually water and nail polish remover just ruin the wood furnishing leaving those unbearable stains. What you need is either the magic eraser or hair spray as weird as that sounds but it actually worked for me. just apply to the nail polish stain on a damp warm cloth and that should do the trick.

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First go to your local hardware store and ask for help in selecting a stain that will match your furniture and also ask for "FINE" sandpaper. Gently sandpaper the area with the nail polish until it is gone, and then clean with a damp rag. Be sure it is dry and then apply some maple stain.

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Sandpaper Use 600 grain sandpaper or one of the finer types. this gets rid of the damage mostly and is the least likely to destroy the furniture even more

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