38 Clever Uses And Quick Fixes With Your Unused Nail Polish

Ladies love doing their nails, and since it is very affordable. we have at least several bottles of different colored nail polish at all time. Sometimes wee end up buying nail polish in colors we thought looked pretty only to realize that we have nothing in our closet that matches them. No worries, because here are some ideas on how you can finally use those unused bottles.

All of us know at least one nail polish trick, like the age old fix for the pantyhose, but there are also many more uses for clear and colored nail polish you might not have though of that can help you all around the house and even outside it. Go trough our list and see if you can find them.

Stop stocking runs with clear polish dabbing some clear nail polish at both ends of the run to minimize damage.

Stop stocking runs with clear polish dabbing some clear nail polish at both ends of the run to minimize damage

Thread a needle faster by running the thread over with nail polish.

THREAD A NEEDLE FASTER BY RUNNING THE THREAD OVER A BASE OR TOP COAT

If you have a button that you notice is loose, brush the threads with clear nail polish and it should help keep the threads from breaking.

If you have a button that you notice is loose, brush the threads with clear nail polish and it should help keep the threads from breaking

If you have a salt shaker that shakes out a little more salt than you like, seal up some of the holes by brushing some nail polish over them.

If you have a salt shaker that shakes out a little more salt than you like, seal up some of the holes by brushing some nail polish over them

Keep small loose screws in place with a coat of nail polish.

Keep Loose Screws in Place

For an extra hold, coat your screws in nail polish.  After setting the screws let the polish dry.  This should give you added durability.

For an extra hold, coat your screws in nail polish.  After setting the screws let the polish dry.  This should give you added durability

Seal envelopes when you don’t have glue.

Seal Envelopes

Prevent jewelry fro tarnishing with a coat of clear nail polish.

PREVENT COSTUME JEWELRY FROM TARNISHING

Neaten the appearance of frayed shoelaces, and extend their life. Dip the ends in clear nail polish and twist the raveled ends together.

Neaten the appearance of frayed shoelaces, and extend their life. Dip the ends in clear nail polish and twist the raveled ends together

Cover up a scratch on scuffed shoes or boots.

Cover up a scratch on scuffed shoes or boots

A clear coat of nail polish will make your belt buckle shine.

Coat clear nail polish over newly-shined belt buckles to prevent oxidation. This will prevent it from becoming cloudy or dusty.

Give a splash of color to your high heel soles with nail polish.

Use nail polish to add a pop of color to the sole of your shoe

Update old jewelry with different colored nail polish.

Update an Old Necklace with Nail Polish

Prevent allergic reactions on your skin from metal accessories by applying a coat of nail polish. 

Prevent Allergic Reactions from Metal

Paint the inside of your rings with nail polish and you’ll never have green marks on your fingers again.

Painting the Inside of Rings with Nail Polish

Paint your regular bobby pins a vibrant color or with glitter polish to add some color to your hairstyle

Paint your regular bobby pins a vibrant color or with glitter polish to add some color to your hairstyle

Make rock monsters.

Make rock monsters

Keep your gardening labels from smudging by applying a coat of clear nail polish.

Keep Your Labels from Smudging

Make your dull clutch chick  and fun by splattering it with some nail polish. 

NAIL POLISH SPLATTERED CLUTCH

Prevent rust rings by painting a topcoat over the bottom of your shaving cream

Prevent rust rings by painting a topcoat over the bottom of your shaving cream

Mark your thermostat and shower settings. Paint a thin, colored nail polish line to mark the right setting on your thermostat. Do the same for that perfect shower temperature.

Mark Your Thermostat and Shower Settings

Get creative and paint a unique phone case.

Paint your phone case

 

Use nail polish to for marbeling decorative items (tutorial here)Use Nail Polish For Marbeling Just About Anything

Give your sunglasses a cheerful  summer makeover with nail polish. To protect the lenses while you paint, just cover them with a thin layer of Vaseline and then wipe clean once your artwork has dried

To protect the lenses while you paint, just cover them with a thin layer of Vaseline and then wipe clean once your artwork has dried

Dab some glow-in-the-dark nail polish on the buttons of your remote control and you’ll never have to worry about pressing the wrong button in the dark again.

remote control dab some glow-in-the-dark nail polish on the buttons. You ll never have to worry about pressing the wrong button again

 

Mark levels on measuring cups or buckets.  For your cleaning bucket you can mark how much soap you need and another level for how much water you need

Mark levels on measuring cups or buckets.  For your cleaning bucket you can mark how much soap you need and another level for how much water you need

Smooth splinters or nicks in your wooden hangers by brushing some nail polish over the rough edges to smooth the surface again and keep your coat linings safe.

If you’ve noticed a few splinters or nicks in your wooden hangers, no need to toss them out. Brush some nail polish over the rough edges to smooth the surface again and keep your coat linings safe.

Get rid of warts and prevent spreading the virus to others by covering them with nail polish. The wart should be gone or greatly diminished in one week.

In order to get rid of warts and prevent spreading the virus to others, cover them with nail polish. The wart should be gone or greatly diminished in one week.

Nail polish can be used as liquid bandage for small cuts.  Dab a little on and around the wound and let it set to prevent contaminating the area furthe

liquid bandage dab a little on and around the wound and let it set to prevent contaminating the area furthe

Painless way to remove ticks that have dug in too deep. Cover them a thick coat of nail polish, cutting out their air supply. Wait until they come out and remove them easily.

Ticks

Cover small scratches on your car.

Cover car scratches

Nail polish serves as an adhesive to help prevent windshield cracks from spreading.

Fingernail polish serves as an adhesive that can be used to help prevent cracks from spreading

Fix small chips on tiles with the same colored nail polish or cover scratches on floors with clear one.

fix-small chips in tile-with-nail-polish

Make colorful marbled eggs for Easter with nail polish (tutorial here)

Easter-eggs-painted-with-nail-polish

Coordinate your cords for computers and televisions with different colored polishes

Coordinate your cords for computers and televisions with different colored polishes

Waterproof stick matches is by applying a heavy coating of clear new polish over the match head, preventing any moisture from penetrating.

An easy way to waterproof stick matches is by applying a heavy coating of clear new polish over the match head, preventing any moisture from penetrating

Paint your keys with nail polish to easily distinguish the sets

Paint your keys with nail polish to easily distinguish the sets

 

Bonus clever use for nail polish: Easy way to tell your twins or triplets apart (paint their toenails)

Another Clever Use for Nail Polish  Telling Your Triplets Apart

Now you can finally get rid of that off-colored nail polish in a useful and creative way.

Thank You!

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