Asked on Jul 01, 2015

PLEASE HELP! How do you remove nail polish from tub?

Jazz Chiarella
by Jazz Chiarella
I accidentally spilled nail polish on my tub and I do not know how to get it of. Please help!
  20 answers
  • 861650 861650 on Jul 01, 2015
    I do not know what material your tub is made of, acrylic, fiberglass, etc.? It would seem like nail polish remover would do the trick? Try googling, "how to get nail polish off of tub." I just checked google and there is a lot of info on nail polish removal.
  • MaryStLouis MaryStLouis on Jul 01, 2015
    If it's good quality acrylic or porcelain over cast iron, nail polish remover will work without harm. I have an acrylic tub and have had to make a few small clean-ups over the year without any issues.
  • Robin Adkins Robin Adkins on Jul 02, 2015
    Or try some "goof off" or "oops". this stuff removes all kinds of problem/issues. I have safely used on kitchen cupboards, clothing, sinks, etc.
  • Mars Mars on Jul 02, 2015
    or Krud cutter
  • Lisa Kaplan Gordon Lisa Kaplan Gordon on Jul 02, 2015
    Nail polish remover.
  • Carrie Carrie on Jul 02, 2015
    I would be very careful before putting nail varnish remover on an acrylic tub, you may find it eating into the tub! As Karen stated, Google it first . :-)
  • Betc Betc on Jul 02, 2015
    Use non acetone polish remover, just to be safe
  • Jennie Herrick Jennie Herrick on Jul 02, 2015
    The only thing that will remove it is either nail polish remover or pure acetone. Honestly though I would go with a non-acetone nail polish remover so you don't cause any damage to whatever finish is on your tub. Be sure to rinse the area very well with lots of warm water afterwards to also help to prevent damage. Good Luck!
  • 9530106 9530106 on Jul 02, 2015
    Maybe you could try a straight edged razor--very carefully!?
  • Pam Dewitt Pam Dewitt on Jul 02, 2015
    I would only use non-acetone nail polish remover. The only else thing would be Remover that is used on wood or steel but make sure you have good air like a window open.
  • Deb Deb on Jul 02, 2015
    I recently did the same polish in my brand new tub :( Nail polish remover lightened it a bit, but did not totally remove the stain.
  • Jennie Herrick Jennie Herrick on Jul 03, 2015
    This might sound strange, but you could always call a nail salon and talk to them about what they would recommend. If after trying non-acetone polish remover the stain was still there, that would be my next logical step. Again, Good Luck!!
  • Pam Dewitt Pam Dewitt on Jul 03, 2015
    Have you tried mineral spirits? I works on floors with paint and stains when I spelt paint on the garage floor.
  • Inez Aultman Inez Aultman on Jul 04, 2015
    Try a thick coat of clear nail polish on top of the spot and let it sit for 30 seconds or so to soften the problem spot. Then scrape with a plastic putty knife. It may take a couple applications/scrapings.
  • Vicki LB Vicki LB on Jul 09, 2015
    Magic Sponge?
  • Denise Denise on Aug 02, 2015
    Polish Remover??
  • Kalli Brooke Flanders Kalli Brooke Flanders on Feb 10, 2018

    Steel wool pads take it right off. I tried everything and this is the only thing that took it totally out!

  • Cam29452242 Cam29452242 on Aug 18, 2018

    if it's still wet then putting sugar on it will make it clump off and then you can sweep it out.

  • Carol Carol on Oct 02, 2019

    I used a Norwex SpiriSponge and my red nail polish came right off my acrylic tub without scratching...amazing product!!!

  • Becki Hagen Cepress Becki Hagen Cepress on Sep 23, 2020

    I had hot pink nail polish on my acrylic tub. I used an SOS pad and it worked great with no damage (just use it lightly).