Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Uses for Everyday Things: Nail Polish

If you haven't picked up on it by now, I love nail polish. Adding a touch of color to your nails can make you feel elegant, spunky, edgy, sophisticated. . .

Up until recently, I thought nail polish was created simply to make your fingers look good. I was wrong. I never knew just how many uses there were for nail polish!

Check out these new uses for your clear nail polish:

1) Secure a screw: Tighten loose screws on cabinets or pot handles by brushing some clear nail polish on screw threads. Insert the screw and let dry before using again. (Bonus - polish also keeps them from rusting.)

2) Stop tarnish: Keep costume jewelry from turning black with a coat of clear polish.

3) Seal an envelope: Worried about whether the glue will hold? Brush polish on the underside of the flap.

4) Mend a screen: Stop a small hole (no bigger than 1/3 inch in diameter) from getting any bigger by brushing a little clear nail polish over the spot.

5) Smooth a hanger: If there are rough edges on wooden or plastic hangers that could snag clothes, don't through the hangers out. Just brush polish over nails.

Will you put these tips to the test? Do you have any other uses for clear nail polish that are not listed here?


  1. Great tips! I never thought about using nail polish to tighten a screw!

  2. I just stumbled (wheeled) upon your blog today, and swoosh into my favs it goes! I, like you luuuurve me some nail polish! I do have a great tip for clear polish: If your wearing thin nylons, and you get a whole in them, brush the edges with a little clear np, and that will stop the whole from getting bigger. (I hope you understand my english, cuz i'm norwegian.)
    Hugs from Norway!

  3. I am so glad you wheeled into my blog today! I'm so excited to have a friend from Norway!!! I'd love to get to know you! Feel free to drop me a line sometime. . Thanks for following!