9 Extraordinary Uses for Nail Polish Remover

It's not just for your nails: read on for nine unusual ways to use nail polish remover when cleaning your home.

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Clean a keyboard

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Moisten a cotton swab, and gently dab laptop keys to restore them to their original condition.

Restore floors

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Pour onto a paper towel, and wipe away unsightly shoe marks on tile, laminate, and concrete floors (avoid using on wood).

Rejuvenate stained china

Rejuvenate stained chinaTravis Rathbone for Reader's Digest, iStock/Thinkstock
Soak an old cloth, then dab coffee- or tea-stained areas; rinse with soap and water. Avoid decorative patterns, which could be ruined.

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Shine shoes

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Saturate a paper towel, and wipe footwear until any scuffs or stains disappear. Use a damp cloth to remove leftover residue.

Erase superglue

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To dissolve heavy-duty adhesive from skin, soak a cotton swab, and rub it onto the sticky area.

Revive a watch

Revive a watchTravis Rathbone for Reader's Digest, iStock/Thinkstock
To remove cuts and dings from a plastic watch cover, use a cotton swab. Because acetone can dissolve plastic, it will level and smooth the surface. But don’t scrub too hard, or you could wind up making a hole in the plastic.

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Make marker disappear

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To remove the toughest of permanent ink stains on hands or walls, drench a cotton ball and then blot the stain away.

Clean razors

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Acetone is a disinfectant, so dunk a razor to sanitize it, then rinse off gunk between the blades as well to make them last as long as possible.

Eliminate bathtub ring

Eliminate bathtub ringTravis Rathbone for Reader's Digest, Photos.com/Thinkstock
To rid a tub or shower of soap and scum stains, dilute the polish remover with a little bit of water, and use a stiff brush to quickly scrub away residue. Sources: thehuffingtonpost.com, ecosalon.com, allwomenstalk.com

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