DIY pedicure season is coming soon. And that means taking out the bottles of nail polish to make our fingers and toes look pretty.
Some of us will wade through a dozen or more bottles of this stuff. If you’re anything like me, you have more bottles of nail polish than you know what to do with. But if you go through this slideshow, then you will know exactly what to do with them.
Nail polish can really come in handy around the house. It can solve all types of household problems. It can stop a fray and even seal a stubborn envelope.
Here are 50+ Amazing Things You Could Do With Nail Polish:
1) Protect Your Pearl Buttons
Pearl or shell buttons can be fragile. Then can become brittle and peel. Coat them with clear nail polish to protect them.
2) Stop A Seam From Spreading
Sometimes a seam fray may mean the end of your favorite garment. But not if you know a trick. Coat the fray in clear nail polish to stop it from spreading.
3) Smudge Proof Labels
Labels can get smudged or fade away after time. Especially if you leave them outside. Waterproof and smudgeproof them with some clear nail polish.
4) Seal An Envelope
Licking envelopes is gross. And sometimes they don’t even stick even after we lick them. Seal your stubborn envelopes with some clear nail polish.
5) Thread A Needle
Threading a needle can be really tricky. Especially if the string starts to fray. Dab the end of the string in clear nail polish and let it dry. This will make threading much easier.
6) Prevent Jewelry From Tarnishing
Custom jewelry can turn over time. It will turn a funky brown or green color. Coat your costume jewelry in a coat of nail polish to prevent tarnish.
7) Keep Laces, Rope, Or Ribbon From Unraveling
Are your favorite pair of shoelaces fraying? Grab some nail polish. Paint the fraying end to prevent further fray.
8) Tighten A Loose Screw
Have a loose screw? Coat it with nail polish. Re-set the screw and let the polish dry.
9) Differentiate Your Keys
Want to distinguish your house key from the shed key? Color code them. Use nail polish and make each key a different color so you’ll know which is which.
10) Mark Liquid Levels
Need to mark how much liquid is left in a container? Grab some nail polish. You can mark the level by painting a stripe.
11) Rustproof Metal
Metal bottles are prone to rust. Coat the bottom of the bottle with nail polish. It will prevent a metal ring from forming.
12) Clear Bandaid
Some people say that they use clear nail polish as a liquid bandaid. If anything I’d put a regular bandaid over it first and apply nail polish to keep the bandage from slipping off. Not sure if your doctor would agree that this is such a good idea, you might want to ask him or her first.
13) Stop Green Finger
Cheap quality rings can turn your finger green or black. Use clear nail polish to prevent a green ring around your finger. Just coat the inside of the ring that touches your finger.
14) Stop A Nail From Breaking Further
Did you get a tear in your nail? If it’s too short to pull or clip off, try to seal it up. Snip off a piece of unused tea bag, please it over the nail tear, and coat it in clear nail polish.
15) Stop Your Stockings From Running
Got a run in your tights? Stop it from running with clear nail polish. Just paint some over the run to prevent it from spreading further.
16) Fix A Missing Stone
Missing a stone? Use clear nail polish to fix it. Dab the missing spot with nail polish and place your stone in.
17) Seal Splinters In Wood
Splinters suck. Do you see any wood splintering around your home? Prevent an injury by smoothing it over with some clear nail polish.
18) Fix a Torn Window Screen
You can fix a small tear in a window screen with clear nail polish. Push the tear back into place as best as you can. Coat it with two coats of nail polish. Just let the first coat dry before you apply the second coat.
19) Fix A Unravelling Button
Don’t get caught with a missing button while you’re out and about. You can save it with nail polish. Pull the thread so that the button isn’t loose and dab both sides with clear nail polish.
20) Bring Old Jewelry Back To Life
Is your old jewelry looking a bit dull? Bring it back to life with some clear nail polish. Just give your item a nice clear coat.
21) Waterproof Matches
Going camping? Keep your matches dry with nail polish. Just give them a coat of polish to waterproof them.
22) Keep Sunglass Screws In Place
Do the screws in your sunglasses keep coming loose? Coat them with clear nail polish. They will stay put this way.
23) Temporary Fix For Windshield Crack
Did a tiny pebble leave a crack in your windshield? Dab it with some clear nail polish. This will prevent the crack from spreading until you get it fixed.
24) Repair Shoe Scuffs
Shoes can get pretty beat up after time. Don’t buy a new pair of shoes. Use a little nail polish to cover up any scratches instead.
25) Custom Colored Nail Polish
Want a nail polish to match your outfit perfectly. Make one from clear nail polish. Use some eyeshadow and mix it in.
26) DIY Smelling Salts
Need to wake someone who is unconcious? Out of smelling salts? See if some nail polish will work instead.
27) Cover Scratches On Glass
Got a gouge in your glass? Maybe a small scratch? You can smooth it over with some clear nail polish.
28) Make Old Credit Cards Last Longer
Is your old credit card not scanning properly? Bring it back to life with some clear nail polish. Just paint some over the magnetic strip.
29) Prevent Car Rust
Did you get a scratch in your car? Make sure you prevent that scratch from turning into rust. Just coat the scratch with some clear nail polish.
30) Mosquito Bite Relief
Got an itchy mosquito bite? Don’t start scratching. Dab it with clear nail polish for relief.
31) Mark The Perfect Shower Temperature
Want to remember where the perfect shower temperature is? Use nail polish. Just draw a line in the position where the handle is at the perfect temperature.
32) Wart Remover
Do you have an unsightly wart? Placing some nail polish over it can make it go away. You will still have to treat the infection that caused the wart.
33) Fix Your Salt Shaker
This is another one I wouldn’t personally do. BUT you can reduce your salt intake by using nail polish. Paint over a few holes of your salt shaker and let dry. It will prevent some salt from pouring out.
34) Decorate A Glass
Do you have a wine glass that needs to be jazzed up? Use some nail polish. You can paint an image, some polka dots, or use the marble method.
35) Fix Your Hangers
Are your hangers snagging your clothes? Cover it with some nail polish. It will smooth things over so they won’t snag.
36) Fix a Scuffed Bag
Does your favorite bag have a nick or scratch? There’s hope for it. Just paint it over with some nail polish.
37) Save Your Cell Phone Screen
Did you have an accident with your cell phone? Cover the shattered glass with some clear nail polish. It will prevent the shatter from cutting you or spreading.
38) Hide A Chipped Tile
Have a small chip in one of your kitchen or bathroom tiles? Let nail polish save it. Just fill it in with a matching color nail brush.
39) Cover It In Glitter
Need a little sparkle in your life? Nail polish can help you with that. Just give your item a quick coat of glitter nail polish.
40) Make Your Remote Glow-In-The-Dark
Tired of fumbling for your remote control in the dark? Make it glow-in-the-dark. Just paint the important buttons with some glow-in-the-dark nail polish.
41) Shine Up Your Belt Buckle
Is your belt buckle looking dull? Use nail polish to restore it. Clean it up and give it a coat of clear nail polish to preserve it.
42) Glam Up The Soles Of Your Shoes
Want to give your shoes a new look? Give your soles a makeover with some nail polish. Just know the part where you step might rub off eventually.
43) Makeover Old Jewelry
Are you bored with your old jewelry? Let nail polish give it new life. Just dab some colored nail polish over it.
44) Prevent Allergict Reactions On Skin
Is your new watch giving you a rash? Coat the back of it. It will act as a barrier against your skin so you won’t break out.
45) Dress Up Your Bobby Pins
Want to turn your ordinary bobby pins into adorable hair pins? Use some nail polish. Just give them a pretty new coat.
46) Make Rocks Pretty
Want to create some unique decorative rocks? Use nail polish. You can make sparkle rocks, marble rocks, or fun little creatures.
47) Decorate A Bag
Need to make your old bag look new again? Use nail polish. Splatter some on to give it a new colorful look.
48) Paint a Phone Case
Tired of looking at a dull phone case? Get the nail polish. You can give it a whole new look with a coat of polish.
49) Sunglasses Makeover
Don’t buy a new pair of sunglasses. Makeover your old ones. Give them a new design with nail polish. Just cover the lenses with petroleum jelly while you paint. You can wipe it away when the paint dries.
50) Painlessly Remove Ticks
Yet another one I can’t fully sign off on. However, some people say that you can painlessly remove ticks that dug too deep into your skin by coating the bite over with nail polish. It will cut off their air supply forcing them to come to the surface so you can easily remove them.
51) Decorate Easter Eggs
Want super fancy Easter eggs? Use nail polish to make them nice and bold. You can hand paint or use a marbling technique.
52) Paint Your Plugs
Tired of unplugging plugs that don’t need to be unplugged? Nail polish can help. Paint each plug a different color so you know what you’re unplugging.
53) Tell Twins or Triplets Apart
Babysitting? You can use nailpolish to tell the kids apart. Just paint their toes different colors.
54) Make Perfect Polk Dots
Give something a brand new look with polka dots. You can use it with reinforcement labels. Just paint inside the label and pull it off.
55) Jazz Up Your Headphones
Why should your headphones be boring? Give them a nice makeover with some nail polish. They will look super cool.
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