First and foremost, examine the label on the article of clothing. Garments made of acetate fabrics, for example, should never be treated with nail polish remover. Other fabrics may also be bleached or degraded by nail polish remover, so consult the garment label before trying to clean it on your own.
If you’re dealing with a small stain, dip a cotton bud in nail polish remover and dab the fresh stain until it’s slightly damp. Work the liquid into the fabric until no stain remains. Replace the cotton bug with clean ones to prevent the nail polish from bleeding into the fabric.
For bigger areas, dampen a clean cloth in nail polish remover and rub the area until no more color is coming off.
After using the nail polish remover, rinse the stained area thoroughly under the faucet with some tepid water. Trying to avoid spreading the stain and let the water run right through the fabric.
Then proceed with one of the following scenarios:
If you’re dealing with a fresh stain, dampen a white paper towel in some nail polish remover and wipe off the stain until it is fully removed. Be extra careful when dealing with painted wood or stone because the nail polish remover could damage the finish of the surface. Whenever hesitant, test on an inconspicuous area first.
For dried nail polish stains, you can try and pick off dried nail polish flakes using tweezers. For bigger stains, you can try and remove the nail polish with a metal scraper. After removing the majority of the stain, follow up by cleaning and rinsing the surface with soap and water.
H/T: Good Housekeeping