How to Get Nail Polish Off of Rings

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Unfortunately, if you have spilled nail polish on a gold or silver ring, there are a limited number of cleaning solutions you can utilize at home. If the ring is valuable, it is best to take it to a jeweler for a professional cleaning. This is especially important if the ring has pearls or gemstones, which can be damaged by rough cleaning.

Step 1

Allow the fingernail polish to dry and use a toothpick or your fingernail to chip away at the paint. Do not use a metal implement, as the abrasion could cause extensive damage to the surface of your ring.

Step 2

Use a cloth or a cotton swab to cover the stain with washing soda and several drops of ammonia.

Step 3

Rinse the ring in warm water.

Step 4

Polish the ring with a soft cloth.