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15 Uses For Nail Polish

January 8th, 2018

Nail polish is great for dressing up our nails and making them look fancy, but those little bottles of polish can also serve other purposes around the house. So, you may want to think twice about tossing out those old bottles of polish.

Here are some out of the box uses for nail polish:

1) Fix a Screen

Paint a little bit of nail polish over a torn screen to mend it.

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2) Smudge-Proof Garden Labels

Coat your garden labels in some clear nail polish so they don’t smudge or get worn out by the weather. You’ll always be able to read them this way.

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3) Stop Laces From Fraying

Dip the ends of your shoelaces in clear nail polish to prevent them from fraying.

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4) Identify Your Keys

Pain the tops of your keys different colors so that it’s easy to see which key is for what.

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5) Eliminate Rust Rings

Before you place your metal cans on your furniture coat the bottom of it in clear polish so they won’t leave a rust ring.

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6) Seal An Envelope

Envelopes taste gross, use some nail polish to seal that envelope instead.

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7) Chipped Car Paint

Did you find a knick in your car’s paint? You can conceal it by dabbing some nail polish on it.

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8) Fix a Run in Stockings

Paint a run in your stockings with some clear nail polish to prevent the run from tearing any further.

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9) Keep Your Belt Buckle From Getting Scratched

Coat your belt buckles in some nail polish to prevent it from getting scratched or scuffed.

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10) Rust-Proof Your Screws

Paint your screws with some clear nail polish to prevent them from getting rusty. This will also help to keep your screw secure.

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11) Thread a Needle

Dip the end of your thread in some clear polish then roll it in between your fingers. This will help to stiffen your thread so that you can easily put it through the eye of a needle.

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12) Prevent Costume Jewelry from Tarnishing

No one wants to walk around with green fingers. You can prevent your costume jewelry from tarnishing and turning you green by coating it with some clear nail polish.

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13) Fix a Chipped Tile

Use a little bit of nail polish to fill in a chip in your tile.

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14) Smooth Splintered Wood

Use clear nail polish to seal a chipped or splintered wooden surface to prevent splinters and stop it from snagging fabric.

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15) Emergency Contact Label

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Write your children’s emergency contact information on their arm and coat it with clear nail polish to prevent it from smudging. This will come in handy if your child gets lost when you go on a trip.

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