Quick Answer: Can I Use Nail Polish Remover Instead Of Acetone?

How do you remove nail polish if you don’t have acetone?

Soaking your nails in rubbing alcohol or applying it to nails with a soaked cotton ball may dissolve the polish.

This method may take longer than using traditional nail polish remover, but it might just get the job done without you needing to run out to the store..

Can regular nail polish remover be used on gel nails?

Soak cottonballs in nail polish remover. While acetone-free nail polish removers may work fine for regular polish, you should probably stick to the strong stuff when removing gel manicures. “I highly recommend an acetone-based remover because it will break down the product quicker,” says Nunez.

Is acetone and nail polish remover the same thing?

Basically, there are two different kinds of nail polish removers: acetone and non-acetone. Most brands carry both types–it’s usually stated right on the front label. Both types contain a solvent (like acetone) that works by dissolving the hard film that’s left on your nails by the ingredients in the polish.

What can you use instead of acetone?

Laquer thinner is a good substitute for acetone, alcohol of any type is pretty much useless.