How to Clean Off Shellac Nail Polish at Home

by Nicole Rizzuto


  • Acetone
  • Cotton balls
  • Cuticle scraper/orange wood stick
  • Foil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Take some cotton balls, tear up into ten pieces and soak with acetone.

    Step 2

    Step 3

    Use 100%acetone. Not just normal nail polish remover.

    Step 4

    Tear some foil into ten slices.

    Step 5

    Wrap cotton ball around shellac nail..

    Step 6

    Take foil and start to wrap it around your finger tip

    Step 7

    Fold the end so the acetone doesn't escape from the cotton ball

    Step 8

    Keep wrapping

    Step 9

    As such

    Step 10

    Repeat on all fingera

    Step 11

    Wait about ten minutes and check to see if the polish began to lift from your nail

    Step 12

    It will start to break down and peel off

    Step 13

    You can start scraping off the loose polish

    Step 14

    Here's another nail

    Step 15

    Scrape off

    Step 16

    If some polish is still stuck just put the foil cap back on for a few minutes

    Step 17

    Scrape all nail polish off

    Step 18

    Take a acetone cotton ball and wipe away any left over polish

    Step 19

    And viola! Clean slate! File and buff to liking. Enjoy!