How to Get Fingernail Polish Off of a Mattress

While it may be comfortable to apply fingernail polish when sitting on a mattress, you're also more likely to spill it as you shift positions. However, you can remove most fingernail polish stains from mattresses with the right combination of tools and techniques.

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Fingernail polish is easily spilled.

Step 1

Blot the stain with a clean white cloth to remove excess liquid.

Step 2

Place a few drops of fingernail polish remover containing acetone directly onto the stain with an eye dropper. Blot the area immediately with a clean area of the cloth.

Step 3

Add a few drops of dry cleaning solvent onto the polish stain using the eye dropper. Blot immediately with the white cloth.

Step 4

Repeat step three if the stain remains.

Step 5

Dab the area with a sponge dampened in cold water. Blot dry once more.