11 Uses For Acetone That Isn't Nail Polish Remover

Author: Sydney Solvents   Date Posted:17 July 2018 

See that Acetone is an effective product for a range of reasons.

11 Uses For Acetone That Isn’t Nail Polish Remover

  1. Clean stains on cups and plates, and wash as normal

Great for cleaning an removing stubborn coffee stains and clean grease away.

  1. Removes scuff marks from the floor

Want to get rid of the scuff marks? Try Acetone. Put some on a cloth and work it into remove the scuff mark, and wash with warm soapy water after.

  1. Removes paint from windows

Little spots of splash back from paint work can be removed in a few minutes with soaking acetone on them. Once soaked it will have eaten away at the paint for easy removal.

  1. Dissolves Styrofoam

Putting Styrofoam in a bit of acetone will melt the product away. Check it out on YouTube to watch how it works.

  1. Clean and sanitise areas like your keyboard, phone and other areas

Putting the acetone on a cloth and wiping it over germ-prone areas will kill the bacteria and sanitise the area.

  1. Eliminate scratches from a watch face

For small scratches on unbreakable glass, you can rub in Acetone to remove the scratch of the surface levels. Just be careful with this one as too much can destroy your watch.

  1. Used in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals

In the industrial industry using acetone is a popular solvent in drying out and creating tablets.

  1. Erase permanent marker marks

Simply soak a cotton ball in a bit of acetone and dab on the mark to slowly remove it away from things like walls, whiteboards, etc.

  1. Dissolve superglue

Ever made the mistake of using superglue and getting stuck? Using acetone can easily dissolve it away.

  1. Removes ink stains

Don’t you hate it when you accidently mark a pen on your shirt? Well if you dab a bit of acetone onto the area it should lift the stain. Dilute it a little bit and wash it afterwards.

  1. Get rid of stubborn stickers from glass and metal 

Getting rid of sticky residue can be such a pain, but with acetone handy it works to dissolve the gunk away leaving your glass brand new.

Do you have any other uses? Comment your uses below as we love to hear what you use it for.

*All information provided is a recommendation. We cannot guarantee the uses as each application has various characteristics and therefore we cannot be certain it will work for you*  

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Comments (5)

Is acetone enough by itself?

By: on 7 May 2021
I had an artificial fingernail pop off at work today and I want to glue it back on just to wear for 1 day and then I will redo my nails over the weekend. I want to make sure that the artificial nail and my natural nail are completely free of bacteria before I glue it back on so I don't get fungus. Is acetone alone strong enough to use for this, or should I use alcohol and then acetone?

Sydney Solvents Response
Hi there! Hope you are well Acetone alone will not be strong enough you will need an alcohol, I would suggest Isopropanol or Ethanol the difference between them is one is a petrochemical which is Isopropanol and Ethanol is an eco chemical being made out of wheat and sugar cane sources which is better for the environment. I have attached limks to both products mentioned. Isopropanol https://www.sydneysolvents.com.au/isopropyl-alcohol-100-1-litre Ethanol https://www.sydneysolvents.com.au/ethanol-1-litre Hope you have a great day! Kind regards Eliza Sydney Solvents


By: on 30 April 2021
Could acetone be used as a microfiber towel soak to remove waxes and polishes from auto detailing?

Sydney Solvents Response
Hi there, This could possibly work however we would recommend spot testing first. We would recommend using our Wax & Grease product. Kind regards, Sydney Solvents.

Removing expandable insulation

By: on 24 April 2021
Will acetone dissolve the expandable insulation that is put around items?

Sydney Solvents Response
Hi there, Yes, Acetone will dissolve polystyrene insulation however any other insulation will have to be tested as we don't know what material you will be using.

Acetone on vinyl

By: on 8 September 2020
I have a vinyl upholstery in my boat that has some type of adhesive that got on the face of the vinyl while it was done n a boat repair shop. Can I use acetone to clan The vinyl or is that something that could destroy the vinyl itself? Advise please.

Sydney Solvents Response
Hi there, yes that would be perfectly fine to use. We would recommend you spot test to begin with, but in general Acetone should get the adhesive off the vinyl. Let us know how you go. Have a great day! - Ashleigh @ Sydney Solvents


By: on 18 September 2019
Could you please tell me if acetone can be used to clean the grit out of a diamond sharpening stone? Thanks. And if so how are you supposed to get the best job? Thanks again.

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