Acetone, which is a colorless, flammable solvent, can be used to remove silicone caulk. Acetone is available in pure form and is also a common ingredient in paint thinner and fingernail polish remover. It is safe to use ... More »

Remove silicone caulk by performing a patch test, softening the caulk, cutting it with a sharp utility knife and then pulling it off. Remove the residue by soaking it in mineral spirits or denatured alcohol, scrubbing it... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Use a hair dryer set to high heat to soften the silicone caulk around a shower and then cut it away using a razor blade. Remove all of the silicone caulk from the shower surface to ensure that fresh caulk adheres complet... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Plumbing

Removing Shellac nail polish at home generally requires 100 percent acetone, cotton balls and aluminum foil. The first step is to soak cotton balls in the acetone until each one is fully drenched. Then place the cotton b... More »

Removing gel nail polish is easy to do with a few simple materials and tools by roughing up the surface of the nail, soaking the nails in acetone, gently lifting the gel polish from the nails and moisturizing the hands. ... More »

To take off gel nails at home, file the surface of the nails, soak them in acetone, scrape the gel off with an orange stick, and smooth the nails out with a nail buffer. Don't peel or bite the gel nails off. More » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care Nail Polish

Nail polish remover is made with acetone or ethyl acetate. Acetone is harsher on nails and skin, but it can be used to remove artificial nails, which are usually made with acrylic, and is the only polish remover that can... More » Beauty & Fashion Nail Care Nail Polish