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14 Clever Uses for Nail Polish

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14 Clever Uses for Nail Polish


Longtime Care2 readers will know there are a few household items that have a seemingly endless list of practical uses — vinegar, baking soda, lemon… Well, prepare to add nail polish to that list. More than just a way to add a splash of color to your hands or even a way to fix runs in your stockings, nail polish is a surprisingly versatile household tool. From car repair to skin allergies, click through to check out some of the surprising uses for nail polish. Have your own way to reuse nail polish? Share it with us in the comments!

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Around the House & In the Garage.

1. Mark Your Perfect Shower Temperature. You can also try this on sinks with separate hot and cold faucets.

2. Fix Window Screens. Small tears in your window screens? Fear not — fix them right up with some clear nail polish.

3. Prevent Rusty Screws and Wobbly Toilet Seats. Stop rust before it happens on the your rust-prone toilet seat, by coating screws in clear nail polish. The polish will also prevent loose toilet seats.

4. Cover Up Car Nicks in a Bind. Body shops are so expensive! If you have a small nick on your car, and you have a nail polish color that matches it, just fill in the nick with that and avoid the repair bill. Make sure to test the color out before using.

5. Slow the Progress of a Cracked Windshield. Park your car in the shade, and apply some clear nail polish to both the inside and the outside the crack. Let it dry in the sun.

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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10:45PM PDT on Sep 15, 2015

I'm going to try some of these. Some I ideas I already use.

7:20PM PDT on May 12, 2015

Thanks very informative.

7:04PM PDT on May 12, 2015


12:33AM PDT on May 12, 2015

Paint small stuff - its better then paint :)

1:31AM PST on Feb 11, 2015

Really? I'll have a try!

5:37AM PST on Jan 20, 2015


8:01AM PST on Jan 16, 2015

Thank you

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11:24AM PDT on Oct 24, 2014

worth remembering

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