Asked on Nov 01, 2014

How do I remove nail polish from my sink?

by Lisa
Does anyone have a good remedy for removing nail polish on my bathroom sink? It's just your typical bathroom sink, nothing special. Thanks in advance!
  14 answers
  • Donita Meador Donita Meador on Nov 01, 2014
    You can use the same nail polish remover you use to take it off your nails. If there's a stain left behind, you might try making a paste by mixing some baking soda with the polish and letting it sit for a few minutes.
  • Dollie Read Dollie Read on Nov 02, 2014
    if it's porcelain you can use nail polish remover no problem if it's anything else I would try the same but with a Q-tip and go carefully .
  • Jill Vokey Jill Vokey on Nov 02, 2014
    Just as the other comments nail polish remover . I would use it gently though.
  • Greer Greer on Nov 02, 2014
    Just take a razor blade (if you have a paint scraper with a razor blade that will work), lay it as horizontally as you can and still hold it. Then just push it under the nail polish It should pop right off.
  • Cyndi K Cyndi K on Nov 02, 2014
    magic eraser
  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Nov 02, 2014
    If the polish remover doesn't completely remedy the problem, go to a beauty supply store (such as Sally Beauty, etc.) and buy a small bottle of pure acetone. Try using that. Should finish off any residue left and, most likely, remove any stubborn remaining color.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 02, 2014
    Like the razor blade idea, and the acetone idea.
  • Lisa Lisa on Nov 30, 2014
    Just a follow-up, the regular nail polish on a cotton swab worked liked a charm! Thanks everyone!
  • Laila Laila on May 06, 2018

    How do you remove it without polish remover

  • Mahmoud Issa Mahmoud Issa on Jun 28, 2018


    But it is so hard to remove dark colours...

    Any suggestions, please?


    University of Jordan

  • Kaylee Kaylee on May 23, 2021

    Hi! I'm glad I'm not the only one who made this mistake! I simply poured salt all over, let it sit for 5 minutes, sprayed it with hairspray, and scrubbed it with a spare toothbrush. It worked wonders! I used red, purple, blue, and black nail polish. Sorry if I'm a bit late. I only wish I had a remedy to wash all of it off my hands. XD

  • Em Em on Jul 19, 2021

    Nail polish remove should take it off of a porcelain sink without issue.

  • Foxdie Foxdie on Mar 08, 2022

    You can wipe the nail polish off the sink with acetone. You should have it somewhere in your garage anyway. If not, you can use the same product to wipe it off your nails. You should definitely have it since you have nail polish. But what if you don't really use nail polish and have gel polish as I do. I haven't used nail polish in about 8 months because I learned the information about nail technology, and now I do everything myself. Then, in that case, wait for the nail polish to dry and just scrape it off with something. A rough brush, knife, or kitchen scraper will help.

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 15, 2022

    Hi Lisa, hope this helps you out. Hairspray contains alcohol, which is what lifts the ink. Wipe the area clean with a soft cloth. Apply more hairspray if necessary to keep the area moist. Repeat as necessary.