Brenda asked: How do I get nail polish off my leather furniture? While painting my nails, I dropped my nail polish brush. It landed on my dark, brown leather recliner. The nail polish color is a light, pearl pink. I tried to wipe it up right away, but it didn’t come up. Thanks for your help.
Whether it’s a small bump or an entire bottle spilled, removing nail polish from leather can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, with a few simple items, the nail polish can be removed in no time. The best part is, the leather will not be damaged in the process.
Some colors may be affected by nail polish removers. Test a small hidden area first to ensure no color is removed from the leather upholstery.
You Will Need:
- Non-acetone nail polish remover
- Cotton swabs
- Leather cleaner
- Leather conditioner
Steps to Remove the Nail Polish:
- Moisten a cotton swab with non-acetone nail polish remover.
- Use the cotton swab to carefully wipe the polish away.
- When all of the polish is removed, clean the leather as usual to remove any residue from the nail polish remover.
- If the leather is dry, apply a leather conditioner.
Additional Tips and Ideas
- For a regular leather upholstery cleaning information, see our guide How to Clean Leather Upholstery.