10 Unusual Uses for Nail Polish

10 Unusual Uses for Nail Polish

Nail polish has a lot more uses than beautifying your nails.

  1. Color-code your keys. Red—house key, blue—car key, green—work key.
  2. Have problems plugging in an item? Polish the top of the plug so you always know which way is up.
  3. Mark levels inside a bucket. Use a different color for pint, quart, and gallon.
  4. Paint bobby pins to match your outfit or as a personalized accessory.
  5. If the flap on an envelope won’t stick, or you hate licking the envelope, seal it with clear polish.
  6. Use clear polish to seal the ends of lace or rope to prevent unraveling.
  7. Do you have problems threading a needle? Dip the end of the thread in polish for easy threading.
  8. Waterproof address labels by brushing a clear coat over the label.
  9. Prevent rust stains by putting a clear coat of polish around the bottom of shaving cream cans and other metal containers.
  10.  Have a loose screw? Take the screw out and paint a coat or two of polish. When dry, screw back in the wall for extra durability.

Did you know that shaking a bottle of polish causes bubbles? Instead, roll the bottle between your palms.

Also, putting a rubber band around the top of the polish helps you open the bottle.

Nancy Roe



  1. Dena March 3, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Great tips! I learned a lot of innovative ways with nail polish! Thanks.

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