how do you get nail polish off of hardwood floors?! Help please!

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Alynna - posted on 04/24/2009

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I've used goo gone on my pc screen and it's an LCD monitor. You just have to use a soft cloth then clean it after. I have a four and six year old and no matter where I put things they seem to find it! But gotta love them!!

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Jessica - posted on 04/16/2010

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This was so great to find, my 2yr old knocked down the baby gate this morning and did the same to my laminate wood flooring. Any advice on getting the nailpolish off of my daughter?

Jessica - posted on 04/24/2009

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lol well it wasn't a spill, more of an artistic painting on the floor. lol but i did end up using the nail polish remover and a que tip. also, for the future for anybody else, i did also try putting more nail polish over the dried nail polish and wiped it up, it did work, but it was very time consuming. thanks to all who replied to my post!

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Put ice on the polish and leave it for about 10 minutes. Use a plastic picnic knife and see if you can lift an edge of the paint. Sometimes you can peel it away. Any residual can be removed with superfine steel wool.
Your other option it to purchase some acetone free nail polish remover. Go into a corner of the floor, put some on a que tip and rub it on the floor finish. Let dry. Check to see if it affects the finish. If it does, cover the test spot with two coats of clear nail polish. If it doesn't--then you should be able to use it on the spill.

Amanda - posted on 04/24/2009

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Get a magic eraser. I had a nail polish frenzy in my apartment not to long ago. The remover ruined my coffe table so I tried the magic eraser on the laminate and It came up. I hope it works good luck!

Jessica - posted on 04/24/2009

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ok, so I'm not the only one? whew. lol how about crayon on an LCD t.v.? I really do watch her, she's just a very quiet little one that's smart enough to do this stuff while I'm cleaning or getting dressed/makeup on and does it very fast! lol

Alynna - posted on 04/24/2009

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I've used this stuff called Goo gone. It has been a life saveer. nail polish off the stereo, gum off the computer.

Leigh - posted on 04/24/2009

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there is this fine thing i found at lowes. it is called "oops" it is in the paint section. i have used it on mine with no damage. just read the instructions carefully. hope this helps

Jessica - posted on 04/24/2009

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Probably laminate...? It's an apartment, my father-in-law and step-mother-in-law are my landlords, and I'm having a huge 3rd birthday party for my daughter on Sunday! Ugh, children do the silliest things when you're working hard to get crayon off the wall in a different room...lol

Kami - posted on 04/24/2009

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oooh... um, are they real hardwood? or laminate? you can try an acetone-free nail polish remover -- but if you do, try it in a spot that won't be noticed (like a corner) to make sure it doesn't do anything to the wood or finish.

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