9 Alternate Ways to Use Nail Polish

9 Alternate Ways to Use Nail Polish

Last update: 03 May, 2018

Nail polish has so many uses. In this article, we’ll list 9 alternate ways to use nail polish that will make your life a lot easier.

Nail polish comes in a wide variety of colors, and while it invented to beautify women’s hands, you can use it in many other ways as well. If you’re a curious person who likes to make the most of the products you have at home, the following alternate uses for nail polish will surely be of interest!

9 Alternate Ways to Use Nail Polish

  1. Get Rid of Warts

    unwanted wart on finger

Clear nail polish is a great home remedy to get rid of warts. Why? Well, it’s very simple. A coating of nail polish applied to the affected area prevents it from getting oxygen, which helps to stop the wart’s growth and make it disappear.

However, it should be noted that it’s not a miracle cure. Depending on how often you apply nail polish to the wart, it can take days or weeks to disappear.

How to Use Nail Polish for Warts

  • Wash the area with soap and water.
  • Dry thoroughly with a towel.
  • Apply a coat of clear nail polish over the whole wart.
  • Let dry for a few minutes and repeat about 6 times.
  • Cover the area with microporous surgical tape.
  • Repeat the same procedure every day until the wart disappears.
  • Avoid using the same nail polish for other things. If you have already begun to use it for wart treatment, don’t use it for anything else.
  • Once you finish the treatment, it’s best to discard it.
  1. Seal Your Mail

Since it’s not very hygienic to seal envelopes with saliva, it’s best to use a glue stick. However, most people don’t have glue sticks at home, so you can just use nail polish in its place. Just brush it over the edges of the envelope and press down for a moment until completely sealed and presto!

  1. Make Home Labels Last Longer

    home label

If you keep your food in labeled jars in your cupboard or freezer, clear nail polish can help protect the labels from moisture and extreme temperatures.

All you have to do is apply a coat of clear nail polish to the labels. This way, you won’t have to resort to tape or plastic wrap and you’ll be able to preserve the label in perfect conditions.

  1. Cover up Scratches on Your Car

Nail polish can also help cover up any scratches on your car. Just make sure it’s the same color as your car paint. Apply several coats of nail polish until you see that the scratch has been covered completely. It’s an easy and cheap alternative for light scratches.

  1. Find the Remote Control

    remote control in a person's hand

If you use a glow-in-the-dark nail polish, it’ll be much easier to find your elusive remote control. Just apply a coat or two on one of the buttons and let dry.

  1. Thread Needles

Not all people are agile enough to thread a needle on the first try, so some resort to tricks. You can use clear nail polish to thread a needle. You just have to apply some to the tip of the thread. It will harden and slide right through the needle’s eye.

  1. Tell Keys apart with Different Nail Polish Colors

    tell keys apart

If you have a bunch of keys on your key ring and you often can’t tell them apart, you can use nail polish!


  • Take the key out of the keychain and place it on a flat surface.
  • Pick a nail polish and apply a coat somewhere on the key.
  • Avoid painting the teeth of the key.
  • Be creative!
  1. Cover Up Damage to Your Shoes

Nail polish can also help cover up peeling parts of your shoes. Choose a color that matches your shoes as much as possible and apply to the damaged area. Let dry and continue the procedure until the peeled part is well covered.

  1. Extend the Lifespan of Jewelry


You can also use clear nail polish to protect your jewelry from rust or discoloration. Or you can just apply a coat to make them shinier.

As you can see, there are many alternate ways to use nail polish. Which one will you use?

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