Introduction

This guide explains how to quickly and simply reduce the spreading of a hole in nylon tights by applying nail polish. Nail polish is a quick drying substance. If administered to the edges of a run,it will harden the frayed edges and prevent the run from expanding further into the nylon.

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Image 1/2: Gather clear nail polish and a pair of scissors. Image 2/2: Gather clear nail polish and a pair of scissors.
  • Put the ripped tights on for easier repair, or leave them on if you’re already wearing them.

  • Gather clear nail polish and a pair of scissors.

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Image 1/1: Runs will not usually expand horizontally, but be sure to check both vertical ends of the run.
  • Locate all potential runs or directions that the rip can expand.

  • Runs will not usually expand horizontally, but be sure to check both vertical ends of the run.

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  • Gently tug the tights away from your skin to prevent the nail polish from affixing to your body.

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Image 1/2: Small runs will require just a dab of nail polish while larger holes may require a thin coat. Image 2/2: Repeat these steps to all potential runs and loose threads.
  • Brush a dollop of clear nail polish on all potential runs.

  • Small runs will require just a dab of nail polish while larger holes may require a thin coat.

  • Repeat these steps to all potential runs and loose threads.

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Image 1/1: The nail polish will take about 1 minute to dry.
  • Once the nail polish has dried, you may cut any hanging pieces of thread.

    • The nail polish will take about 1 minute to dry.

  • Be sure to complete this step after applying the nail polish and letting it dry or a new run will form.

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Conclusion

These steps can save a pair of tights from becoming too tattered for normal use.

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