If you do your own nails, you likely do them in your kitchen or bathroom where there is a flat surface and good light. Unfortunately, spills and drips happen, and you could accidentally get nail polish splattered into the grout lines of a floor or counter. Nail polish is strong and bright, and isn’t an easy stain to make go away.
Since it is porous, grout will absorb the color of the nail polish that spills on it. With the right grout cleaning and sealing products, you can clean up the nail polish and it will look like the nail polish spill never happened. Remember, you want to clean polish stains immediately, so the stain is easier to clean up. Avoid using nail polish remover on the grout lines, as you don’t want to damage your grout.
Our team at Grout Shield can help you get rid of nail polish stains for good. You’ll never know it was there! Besides getting rid of the discoloration, Grout Shield products also rid the grout of bacteria and other harmful germs that get absorbed into the grout lines.
Most home-cleaning articles may tell you to clean up the nail polish with nail polish remover, bleach, ammonia or white vinegar. Sure, these chemicals and products may work, but they also aren’t really cleaning the grout (For example: ammonia contains no cleaning agents), and many of these chemicals can cause the grout to crack or break.
To remove the nail polish stains, you want to first blot the area dry with a clean cloth. Wipe the area clean of the polish spill. You may notice your grout is stained a darker tint now. To remove the stain, you will want to use Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, which cleans and lifts deep and hard-to-clean stains out of the grout’s pores.
To use this cleaner, mix 1 ounce of the cleaner with 8 ounces of warm water. Then, brush the cleaner into the grout with a brush applicator. Let the mixture sit into the grout lines for a few minutes. Then, wipe away the cleaner with a sponge and towel dry the floor. The discoloration will be gone.
Now, if the polish stain still won’t fully go away, you can make the grout color look like new again with Grout Shield’s color sealer. You just squeeze the sealer into the grout lines. Then, spread it into the grout lines with a brush applicator or your finger and wipe away the excess with a towel or chamois. You can choose any color in the world to recolor your grout. Check out our grout colors.
If you don’t need to recolor your grout, you should seal it, after cleaning it, to protect it from future spills and accidents. Next time a nail polish spill occurs, the sealer will prevent the polish from seeping into the grout lines, and you can wipe the spill right up with no stains. Grout Shield also offers clear grout sealer, which will protect your grout while you keep the same grout color
Our cleaners and sealers are simple to use and apply. We guarantee the nail polish will be gone! You can now paint your nails at home stress free! For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaning product page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.