So here’s how to remove those frequent nail-polish misfortunes from any surface.
From Wood: First rule: don’t use nail polish remover on wood. Just spray your polish puddle down with plenty of hair spray, let it sit for about 20 seconds, and then wipe it off. Repeat the process as needed.
From Cloth: Nail polish remover can interact with some dyes and fabrics (it’ll actually melt acetate), so perform a spot test before you use it. If you use remover on your fabric, make sure to launder it directly afterward. If remover isn’t an option, you can always try hair spray. Dry cleaning solvent can also usually remove polish.
From Hair: If the polish is still wet grab some non-acetone polish remover and run it down the polished strands. If it’s dry already, work some conditioner or oil gently through your hair until you can slide the polish bits out.
From Carpet: First, what color is your carpet? If it’s light or white, use a non-acetone polish remover. If dark try pouring on hair spray or rubbing alcohol and then blotting the polish up with a sponge or paper towels.