By LeafTV Team

With some premium nail polishes and lacquers costing you to dish out double digits, the last thing you want is to throw away a half-used bottle just because it's turned thick or sticky. This is especially true if you have a favorite, limited-edition shade that you just can't find anymore. If your bottle of nail beauty has turned into a beast, don't despair -- you can restore your old, sticky nail polish to a like-new consistency by adding nail polish thinner made specifically for the task.

Hand dipping applicator brush in nail polish bottle
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Revive your favorite nail polish with a nail polish thinner.

Step 1

Remove the cap and brush from your old nail polish bottle. Set aside on a paper towel. Add any dried pieces of polish back into the bottle to preserve the pigment.

Step 2

Add one drop of nail polish thinner at a time to the bottle of nail polish. Replace the brush and cap. Shake well and test the consistency on your nail.

Step 3

Continue to add one drop of thinner, testing after each drop, until you reach the desired consistency. Do not add too much thinner, as you cannot re-thicken the polish if it gets too thin.