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How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading

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  1. How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading, Run or Tear in Tights: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading, Run or Tear in Tights: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  2. How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  3. How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Gently tug the tights away from your skin to prevent the nail polish from affixing to your body.

  4. How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading: step 4, image 1 of 2 How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  5. How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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