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Ways You Can Use Acetone Around the Home

Many households already have a bottle or two of acetone on hand. For most, it is simply used as a nail polish remover, but did you know that acetone can be extremely useful for cleaning up a variety of household messes? It’s true. If you want to learn some of the most helpful ways you can put acetone to use, keep reading.


Superglue can be a tricky tool to work with. The glue is so powerful that oftentimes before you can even use it you have to fight to get the cap loose. And sometimes when using it, you may find that your fingers have been glued together. Regardless of the scenario, you can fix it by using a cotton swab dipped in acetone to dissolve superglue from unwanted areas.


Sometimes no matter how carefully you prepared the area, you may still find paint where it should not be when all is said and done. If you find specks of paint on windows or trim, the solution is simple. Just press an acetone-soaked cotton ball to the paint spot for a few moments. Once it has lifted the paint, you can wipe it away with a clean, dry rag.


If your floors have developed unsightly scuff marks, you do not have to just live with it. Acetone can be the answer. Just pour a tablespoon or so on the scuffed area and buff out the mark with a clean rag. One flooring material that you will want to avoid using this trick on, however, is wood since the chemical can strip away the protective coating.

You can use acetone in a similar way to buff out scuffs on hard plastic surfaces like watch faces, picture frames, and more.

It is easy to see that acetone is a handy item to keep around. It is cheap, versatile, and ready to use. So, the next time you face a stubborn mess, try borrowing from your nail polish kit.

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By Justice Homes 1-29-2021