Acetone or Not Acetone?

Basically, there are two different types of nail polish remover: acetone and non-acetone. Both types are very recognizable because it is often listed right on the front label. Both types have the main ingredient is a solvent  that is able to soften and  dissolve the hard coating on your nails . Nail polish mainly consists  of main ingredients such  as resin, plasticizer, film-forming agent and color pigment.

All of these ingredients work to give you a beautiful, fast-drying, even finish. The problem is, these components are not easy to remove. Acetone can be a very strong solvent and  it can easily remove nail polish . But it’s just as bad  as it takes away a lot of your skin’s natural oils. In fact, your skin will dry out, and appear  milky if you have used too much acetone.

  • Pros: The  most effective nail polish remover.
  • Cons: Very drying to the skin  and very dry to the protective layer around the nails, cuticles and skin. Women with dry or cracked nails should avoid use.
  • Best for: People who go to nail salons every 3-4 months

Acetone – free nail polish remover

Acetone – free cleaners use less aggressive solvents such as ethyl acetate, isopropyl alcohol, and propylene glycol . Even polish removers labeled “natural” or “organic” still use solvents, they just don’t use acetone. They also add humectants like glycerin and soy to minimize the drying effect of the skin.

However, these substances  do not dissolve the polish and effectively reduce the effectiveness of the isopropyl so  it will be more difficult  to remove the old polish.

  • Pros: Lighter than acetone, less drying than acetone.
  • Cons: Doesn’t work as well as acetone, takes more time and effort.
  • Best for: Frequent polish removers, light polishes, and women with dry or more sensitive skin and nails. 

Acetone is still the most effective way to remove nail polish. Unfortunately, it’s harsh and can dry out skin and nails. While other nail polish remover work, they don’t work as well as acetone. This means you have to spend more time scrubbing the polish off your nails.

Whether you choose acetone or no acetone, make sure to moisturize your hands and nails after removing paint to counteract the drying effects of solvents.

Some other uses of acetone you should know.

You may know it best as a nail polish remover, but the uses of acetone don’t stop there. As a versatile and inexpensive chemical, there are quite a few ways that acetone can work in your home beyond just wiping off nail polish. In everyday applications,  Acetone will dissolve and remove epoxy, polyester and vinyl ester residues from tools, brushes and surfaces.

Acetone is also effective for  removing  wax and grease for surface preparation prior to gluing. and clean up  other residues that may clog machines or molds. In addition,  A ketone evaporates  quickly, thus avoiding deposition and  damage to machines and molds, which can be caused by long-term exposure.

It is also effective for  cleaning purposes  including removing scratches, removing super glue and dissolving adhesive tape residue.

If there are ugly black scratches on your tile, concrete or wooden floor, simply pour a few teaspoons of acetone on a clean rag or paper towel and wipe the stains away.

If your favorite porcelain or glass mug has brown coffee or tea stains that you can’t remove with regular washing, acetone can help rescue the stain from the cup.

If you accidentally get some plastic glue, PVC pipe glue or iron and wood glue. You can completely clean them with acetone Your house is just finished or you have just remodeled it. Unfortunately, when paint streaks are left on the windowsills or glass surfaces, the floor you don’t want it there. Use acetone and a cloth, you can wipe it off easily.

A piece of your jewelry such as watches, glasses or household items made from plastic.,etc unfortunately has a small scratch. Are you going to throw it away? Don’t do that, use a towel and dab the actone on it. This way you can abrade the surface until it’s completely flat as before.

Is your favorite shirt dirty? I tried everything to make it back to the way it was, but it still doesn’t work? Please use acetone. Simply soak it in acetone for a few minutes and then use a brush to remove any residue.

Cleaning bathtubs, bathrooms, and toilets with acetone is just as effective as other household cleaners.