Thursday, March 31, 2011

Clear Nail Polish

Everyone should own a bottle of clear nail polish. It’d be stupid not to because it has so many uses. I for one not only use it to make my nails shiny, I also use it to coat the back of my earrings so that they don’t bother my sensitive ears. I’ve also used it to hold in a loose screw in an old pair of glasses. Here are some other uses of clear nail polish I’ve found..

Seal an Envelope - "...Brush a little nail polish along the underside of the flap, seal it, and it won't even open over a teakettle..." (did you know every time you lick a stamp or envelope seal you consume 1/10th a calorie! Save your calories for an ice cream and use nail polish for your mail :) )

Smudgeproof Important Drug Labels - "Reserve the important information on your prescription medicine and other important medicine labels with a coat of clear polish, and they won't be smudged as you grab them after getting your glass of water."

Protect Your Belt Buckle's Shine - "Cover new or just-shined belt buckles with a coat of clear polish. You'll prevent oxidation and guarantee a gleaming first impression."

Paint Shaker Holes to Restrict Salt - "If your favorite saltshaker dispenses a little too generously, paint a few of the holes shut with nail polish..."

• Seal Out Scuffs on Shoes - "On leather shoes, it's the back and toes that really take the brunt of the wear and tear that leaves scratches on the surface...Paint a little clear nail polish on the outside of the back seam and over the toes. Rub the polish in a little to feather out the shine of the polish. After it dries, you'll be a step ahead of those perennial shoe problems 'driver's heel' and 'jump rope toe.'"

Keep Laces from Unraveling - "...Dip the ends in clear nail polish and twist the raveled ends together. Repair laces in the evening so that the polish will dry overnight..."

Make Needle Threading Easier - "...Try dragging the cut thread end through the application brush of nail polish once or twice, and then roll the thread end between your thumb and forefinger. It will dry in a second, and your thread end stays stiff enough to thread in a flash..."  (I'm going to try this one)

Stop a Run in Your Hose - " can stop runs permanently and prolong the life of fragile stockings with a dab of clear nail polish. Simply apply polish to each end of a run (no need to remove hose), and let it dry. This invisible fix stops runs, and lasts through many hand launderings."

Stop a Windshield Crack from Spreading - "If you've developed a small crack in your windshield, stop it cold with some clear polish. Working in the shade, brush the crack on both sides of the glass with polish to fill it well. Move the car into the sun so the windshield can dry. You will eventually need to repair your windshield, but this will give you time to shop around for the best estimate."

• Fill Small Nicks on Floors and Glass - "Have the children been playing hockey on your hardwood floors? Fill those little nicks by dabbing them with some clear nail polish. It will dry shiny, so sand the spot gently with some 600-grit sandpaper..."

Keep Chipped Car Paint from Rusting - "If your car suffers small dings and chips, you can keep them from rusting or enlarging by dabbing clear nail polish onto the damaged areas."

*you can also paint the bottom of your shaving cream cans so that they don't leave rust circles in the shower!!

Mend Holes in Window Screens - "You notice a small hole has been poked in your window or door screen. If the hole is no more than about 1/4 inch (6 millimeters) in diameter, you can block the bugs and keep the hole from getting bigger by dabbing on a bit of clear nail polish."

***Readers Digest

There was no real reason for this blog other than to provide some interesting information on clear nail polish. :) I hope you all have a great day! I’m headed to Orlando today, so be looking for another Disney Post SOON!!


April said...

Well, I have heard that you can use clear nail polish on chiggars and ticks to seal off the air which will make them back out. Not sure if it is true or not! I have used it mainly for the run in panty hose, coat my nails and on the back of jewelry too. Here is some stuff I found on

If you want to put your childs name on items, such as bikes or toys, clear fingernail polish works great and is so easy, they can even do it.

Inexpensive costume jewelry (we all have some) will tarnish after a while, so put clear fingernail polish on back side of jewelry before wearing and let dry. No more tarnishing and no more green on your skin.

Get that remote control and dab on some glow-in-the-dark nail polish onto the frequently used remote buttons. That way, when you are sleepy and in the dark, you will be able to see the button to turn the channel without hitting the volume button instead.

Tips & Warnings
Nail polish keeps longer if you store it in the refrigerator. Buy a square container and keep the bottles in the container out of the way. WIpe off under side rim before putting top back on to be able to open easier the next time.

Test a small area first before trying any of these out.

Read more: How to Use Clear Nail Polish for More Than Just Your Nails |

Hope you have a safe trip! <3 Mom

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