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Mending Tool: Clear Nail Polish

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March Mending MonthClearnailpolish
We all learned in high school (or at least I did) about how clear nail polish could help prevent runs in your tights or stockings. Sure your tights ended up sticking to your leg but at least you weren’t walking around with a long run for the whole day. Turns out that clear little bottle is like magic and it can do a lot more than just keep your nails looking shiny.
Here’s some mending and crafty uses:

  • Seal out scuffs on shoes
  • Tarnish-proof costume jewelry
  • Prevent loss of buttons
  • Prevent frayed fabric from unraveling
  • Temporarily repair eyeglasses
  • Fill small nicks on floors and glass

The list goes on. See all of the uses for clear nail polish at Reader’s Digest.

4 thoughts on “Mending Tool: Clear Nail Polish

  1. Stephanie says:

    I could never get the nail polish to stop the runs! How do you do it????

  2. Anonymous says:

    Don’t be dainty with the polish. Apply it well above the run, then come down to the actual hole. I’ve been using this method for about forty years.

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