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10 unbelievable uses for clear nail polish

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Clear nail polish can have many different purposes.

Who would have thought that there are more uses for your clear nail polish other than simply being used as a top coat? With some help from the Daily Mail, set your manicure plans aside, take your bottle of clear polish and start using it in one or all of these hacks:


strong>1. Fix Runs in Your Stockings

Don't you just hate it when you discover that your pantyhose have a long gash or run? Now, you can put a stop to that pantyhose disposal spree, because you can keep runs from getting worse by unraveling your tights and brushing on clear polish. Let it dry and apply another coat.

2. Envelop Sealer

Stop the licking and start brushing. Apply a thin layer of nail polish on the edge of the envelop flap or cover and press tightly.

3. Stop the Itch

Insect bites can get inflamed and irritated; to keep yourself from scratching the bitten area, dab a small amount of nail polish to stop the itchiness temporarily.

4. Waterproof Your Labels

Stickers, gardening markers, name tags and labels can definitely be made water and smudge proof using your clear polish. Brush the surface of the tags or labels with the polish and let it dry - voila! Instant waterproofing seal cum laminate!

5. Patch up Small Screen Door or Window Holes

Screen doors and windows usually get holes from accidental snags, so to temporarily fix the problem, brush two coats of clear nail polish onto the holes to keep the insects out and to prevent further damage.

6. Glue Loose Gems and Stones on Jewelry

Accessories with stones and gems are elegant, especially when all the decors and accents are still intact. In case there have been jumpers and loose parts, you can now easily put them back in place by dabbing a small amount of polish and using it as glue.

7. Smooth out Splintered and Rough Surfaces

Edges that are too rough and splintered can be fixed by trimming the loose ends and applying a coat of clear polish.

8. Tighten Screws

Loose screws can be tightened by painting a small amount of clear polish along the thread and ridges of the screws and twist them back on.

9. Jewelry Protector

Costume jewelry can sometimes tarnish after several uses or after being stored for a long time; to help them keep their shine and luster, apply a thin coating of clear nail polish all over each piece of jewelry and let it dry. Doing so can also help avoid getting metal related allergies.

10. Keep Car Paint from Rusting

Dents, bumps and scratches can scrape the paint off of your car, and these exposed areas can become the breeding ground for rust. To make sure this doesn't happen, paint a thin layer of nail polish onto the scraped off area and let it dry.


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