Kids will always surprise you with their silly and foolish mistakes. Recently, my 4 year daughter and her 5 year old cousin discovered the nail polish, and decided to paint their nails. Like it wasn’t enough that their bodies were covered in nail polish, their next move was to paint on the leather sofa. Basically, they wanted to paint on a piece of paper, but they exceeded “a bit” the drawing’s margins.

You know there’s a saying: when kids make no noise, there’s something fishy happening!
In case you’re dealing with exact the same situation, don’t get overwhelmed and try to keep your calm, and let the kids enjoy their creative moment, because I’ve found the perfect nail polish removing method that won’t affect the leather upholstery!

So, you need to purchase the following ingredients:

  • rubbing alcohol
  • vinegar
  • olive oil
  • leather conditioner or coconut oil


  • cotton pad
  • cotton buds
  • old toothbrush
  • paper towels

Get started!

  • Well, the first thing is to soak a cotton pad in rubbing alcohol and dab gently the stain.
  • When the nail polish is all soaked up on the cotton pad, change the pad with another one soaked in rubbing alcohol.
  • After applying the above method, just prepare a solution made of 1 part of vinegar and 2 parts of olive oil, mix well the ingredients, and then take a toothbrush and gently scrub the stain with this solution.
  • This will remove any nail polish impregnated in the leather.
  • Remove all oil excess using a paper towel.
  • The last step is to apply a leather conditioner over the entire surface of the sofa. I honestly used coconut oil to rub the entire surface of the sofa, but cleaning milk will do the job also!

So, the only thing you need is patience!