Nail polish plays an important role in some women’s weekly primping and pampering rituals. If you are prone to spills, and get the sticky and smelly nail polish on your favorite white T-shirt, there is no need to panic. In spite of the beauty mishap, the stubborn nail polish stain does not have to ruin the fabric permanently. Using a few expert cleaning tips, you can remove the polish from your go-to white top easily and quickly.
Place two or three paper towels down on a flat surface. Turn the T-shirt inside out. Lay it flat on the table or countertop.
Dip the edge of a clean cotton cloth or paper towel into acetone or acetone-based nail polish remover. Press the cleaning solvent into the stain.
Rinse the stain with a clean cloth dipped into cold water. Dab the damp towel into the soiled area to clean. Repeat dabbing the nail polish remover and the cold water into the T-shirt until you remove the stain completely.
Pour a liquid pre-treating product on the stained area. Allow the pre-treating product to stay on the T-shirt for 15 to 20 minutes. Launder as usual using a heavy-duty detergent, a warm water wash and a cool rinse cycle.
Hang the T-shirt on a padded hanger to dry. Do not tumble in a hot dryer. If any tiny nail polish particles remain, the dryer’s heat will set the stain.