Only imagine! The other days while I was painting my nails, I accidently stained my favorite pain of jeans. What was I thinking when I decided to support my fingers on my knees, I don’t know! And so, the impossible happened and now I have a marvelous red nail polish stain on my jeans.

Hence, I started all sort of methods to remove that awful stain from my jeans, and somehow, some of my desperate tricks worked like magic. My jeans look like they’ve never been touched by nail polish ever.

The most important thing is not to panic and throw you jeans in the washing machine or run them under cold water. Just take a deep breath and follow the below instructions.

First, grab the following supplies…

  • Rags or paper towels
  • White cloth
  • Acetone nail polish remover

…and start cleaning the nail polish stain

  • Place paper towels or clean rags on a table to absorb any stains from the removal process. Place your jeans on top of the rags with the stain face down.
  • Dampen a corner of a white cloth lightly with clear nail polish remover.
  • Rub the stained area from the back, rubbing the nail polish splotch inward from the outside edge. This will stop the polish stain from growing larger.
  • Check the cloth immediately under the jeans. It should be dyed from some of the polish. Move a new clean rag under the stain to catch more of the polish. Move the old rag away from your jeans so that it does not stain another area. When the corner of the cloth you are using gets saturated with polish, wet another corner and continue.
  • Continue to treat the stain with acetone nail polish remover until the polish is completely gone.

If somehow nail polish remover doesn’t work, I have other alternatives for you:

Try hairspray or even bug spray.
Place a towel under the stain, spray with clean water, then saturate the stain with hair spray.
Use an old toothbrush and gently scrub the stain away.
Use circular motions, working toward the center of the stain.
Move the towel as the stain transfers onto it.
Keep a clean area of the towel under the stain.
Once the stain is gone, launder the jeans as usual.