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Most of us already know that clear nail polish can stop a run in pantyhose but there are many more clever uses for clear nail polish.

Even the guys may want to keep some clear nail polish on hand for some of these nifty ideas!

Check them out…

10 Clever Clear Nail Polish Hacks:

10 Clever Clear Nail Polish Hacks

Clear Nail Polish Hack #1

Keep A Button From Falling Off

We are not all running around with a needle and thread but sometimes a button wants to come off our clothing. While I used to carry a mending kit, I no longer have one. I do however have a bottle of clear nail polish in my bag! When you notice that button starting to become lose just put some clear nail polish on the thread to keep it intact until you can repair it the proper way.

Clear Nail Polish Hack #2

Repair Window Screens

My cats used to love to destroy my window screens! Screens also love to find ways to rip and tear on their own. Now I am not saying that clear nail polish can fix a destroyed screen but you can repair those small rips and tears with it. It’s worth doing because otherwise little critters will find a way in! It’s amazing how small of a space they need to squeeze through.

Clear Nail Polish Hack #3

Keeping Costume Jewelry Shiny And New

I love jewelry but not all of my jewelry is expensive. Costume jewelry is my favorite and fun! Just add some clear nail polish in a thin layer on the metal parts to keep it looking shiny and new much longer. You will want to check from time to time to be sure it is still there. I have needed to add more depending on how often I wear each piece.

Clear Nail Polish Hack #4

I hate licking envelopes and even when I do, half of the time they won’t stick. Frustrating! Even if and when they do stick they just taste nasty. I can’t remember one time in my life I have liked an envelope and said: “oh yummy!” Just use clear nail polish to keep that seal down and in place.

10 Clever Clear Nail Polish Hacks

Clear Nail Polish Hack #5

Fraying shoelaces? Happens to me all of the time. It is troublesome when your laces fray and you can’t get them through the eye holes isn’t it? Just use clear nail polish on the ends of the laces to prevent fraying, or to repair frayed laces. Works like a charm!

Clear Nail Polish Hack #6

This one is a favorite of my husband. You know those ugly stains you get on the floor of your shower from metal cans. You know, like shaving cream cans. Coat the bottom of them with clear nail polish and no more unsightly stains on your shower floor! Happiness!

Clear Nail Polish Hack #7

Clear nail polish does wonders on car nicks and small scratches. It won’t repair them but it will keep them from getting worse or rusting. My husband and I have used it on both of our cars and it really does a good job. Tip: You can also use colored nail polish to cover the look of scratches. Just be sure to find the perfect color match.

Clear Nail Polish Hack #8

Nothing is more bothersome to me than a cracked fingernail. Now I am not someone who has gorgeous long nails. In fact, I prefer mine short. It’s just that having them cracked or uneven can drive me bonkers! I have used clear nail polish in a pinch to save my sanity until I can properly mend a broken nail. It does not solve the issue as a whole but keeps it from cracking or breaking more until you can get a manicure.

Clear Nail Polish Hack #9

This hack is perfect for the whole family. When you get a pesky bug bite – apply clear nail polish! It will stop the itch for awhile until you can get to some proper medication. Keep in mind, I am talking about the harmless bug bite, not a dangerous spider bite. If an emergency – get to the hospital!

Clear Nail Polish Hack #10

Fix areas that could cause splinters. This goes for wood floors which we have a lot of in our home or any wood surface that is splintering. I have even heard of them being used on wood hangers to keep clothing from catching on them. I use clear nail polish on our wood floors so we do not get splinters in our feet or our pets paws.

I know there are a lot of great uses for clear nail polish out there.

Give me your ideas in the comments, please.



  1. September 26, 2017 / 11:00 am

    This is one of those posts I’m super glad I came across! I always wonder what to do with the nail polish that I have just sitting in my closet but never actually get around to using! These are some creative but useful ideas!

    • September 27, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Thank you Crystal! I am so glad you came across it too!! There are super cool things you can do with the color nail polish as well!

  2. September 26, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    OMG HOW NEAT! Maybe I should actually buy nail polish as opposed to always going for a pedicure! hahaha! 😉 I could feel like McGyver!
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  3. September 26, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    These are great tips for a lot of useful purposes. I could definitely see myself using polish to coat the ends of laces. I also like the idea of shining up old jewelry!
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    • September 27, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you for checking out the article Marysa! I am so glad you liked it!

  4. September 26, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Oh wow! I did not know all of these nail polish hacks! I especially love the one where you paint the bottom of the shaving cream cans. That’s genius!
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    • September 27, 2017 / 3:02 pm

      That is a great one! My husband loves it – those stains irritate him to no end lol

  5. September 26, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I love clear nail polish. It’s such a lifesaver. It comes in handy, and these tips are some awesome ways to use clear nail polish, that I would have never thought of lol. You are so resourceful, I love coming here 🙂

  6. September 27, 2017 / 2:51 am

    These are all great clear nail polish hacks! I always give my costume jewelry a coat or two so it doesn’t turn on me!
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  7. September 27, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Amazing! Some of these, I had no idea about. Like protecting the tiles from stains. That really helps. Thanks for sharing these hacks. I can’t wait to give them a try.

    • September 27, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you for checking out my nail polish hacks! So glad you like them!

  8. Kathy
    September 27, 2017 / 7:36 am

    These are all great hacks. I didn’t know about some of these either. It’s so awesome that clear nail polish can be used for so many things.

  9. September 27, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    I need to print these and post them up at home! SO much good information!

    • September 28, 2017 / 11:58 pm

      Let me know how it works for you! It does wonders for my wood floor but I have not tried it on anything else yet.

  10. Cheryl Riedmiller
    November 10, 2017 / 4:56 am

    I have metal sensitivities and can’t wear jewelry or even watches, unless I coat the part that touches my skin with clear polish. I just reapply once a month.

    • November 10, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      What a great thing to do Cheryl! I never thought about coating jewelry for that reason! I only thought about the metals turning fingers green. Thank you for your comment – this idea will truly help others!

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