What is the first thing you think of when you hear the words ‘nail polish’? Painting your nails right? Me too! However, there are so many other uses for nail polish as well. Just like many other things, nail polish isn’t limited to it’s ‘normal’ use. Below I will share some of my favorite uses aside from just on your nails.
Applying a clear coat to the thread of the screws before you replace them will help to tighten them. This can work for screws as small those used in glasses all the way up to the ones you find in machinery. Not only does this help to tighten the screws, it also may help if you have the wrong size screw.
If you are worried about the weather taking a toll on your row labels, nail polish is your answer. Once you have written on your label, simply seal it with a clear coat and let dry. Once it is fully dry you are ready to place it in the garden worry free.
If your car got keyed or someone managed to get a small scrape on it, nail polish can help you fix it. Simply find the shade of polish that best matches your car’s paint color and paint the scratch. This may not work well for larger scratches but, it is a perfect fix for smaller ones.
Have you ever bought a box of envelopes to find out that they just don’t want to seal? Don’t worry, just use a thin layer of clear nail polish and let dry. Then, your letter is ready to send.
Eliminate Rusty Can Bottoms
Metal cans like shaving cream and air fresheners are frequently found in the bathroom. This means that the moisture in combination with the metal causes oxidation. It is the oxidation that causes that rusty ring wherever they are sitting. Apply a clear coat of nail polish around the bottom of the can and you won’t have those pesky rusty rings anymore.
For those days when you notice one of your buttons seems pretty loose but you just don’t have time to fix it, reach for your clear nail polish. Putting a small coat of nail polish will help to hold the threads in place as a temporary fix. It will still need to be fixed properly but, thankfully it gives you a chance to do it when you have time.
Most of my keys look the same. If you use colored nail polish you can paint the top of the keys making them easy to identify. Once your colors dry be sure to seal them with a clear coat so it lasts longer.
If you have ever been in a situation where you need a match but, they got wet you know what a problem that can be. If you take a match and tip the head of it and part of the wood stick the match becomes waterproof.
Glow in the Dark Remote
Many remotes don’t glow in the dark. If this is the case with your remote, you can use glow in the dark polish and paint a thin coat on your most used buttons. This way those buttons will glow making it much easier to use your remote in the dark.
This one can be helpful especially in an emergency situation. All you have to do is to pour some nail polish on a log or rock and light it with a match. No more struggling to get the fire going.
There are many pieces of jewelry (specifically costume jewelry) out there that are made of cheaper metals. This means that it can possibly turn your skin green as it tarnishes or, cause an allergic reaction. Using a coat of clear polish on these pieces will eliminate that worry.
Since plantar warts thrive with oxygen, covering it with a clear coat of polish will suffocate the wart so it can no longer thrive. I suggest dumping some polish into another cup and using a different brush to do this. You can also just use the bottle itself and the brush it comes with. Whichever option you choose, be sure to dispose of the brush and container of polish as you don’t want to spread the warts.
Screens on our windows often times end up with small holes. Instead of using tape to seal the hole, use clear nail polish. It takes a thick coat on both sides of the hole to fully seal it. Once that is dry you are good to go.
Nail polish has so many other uses as well. These hacks that I have shared with you are just the beginning of the not-so-common uses for Nail Polish. Did I forget any?? Please share yours with me in the comments.