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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 Waldeck

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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12:36AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

Thank you for the suggestions.

8:57AM PDT on Aug 20, 2014

Thanks!

5:12PM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

Thank you :)

6:36PM PDT on Jun 13, 2014

Great ideas! Thank you.

8:43PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Awesome...

8:43PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Interesting uses in many cases. Nail polish is something that I don't use, since it has a rather potent odour when one opens the bottle, but these are some interesting tips.

8:04PM PDT on May 22, 2014

Didn't think of nail polish for a screen or window crack.

6:16PM PDT on May 11, 2014

lots of interesting suggestions thank you :)

12:10PM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

There were a lot of interesting suggestions in here. Too bad I decided to get rid of all my polishes because I didn't want the chemicals affecting me LOL.

10:43AM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

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