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How to Prevent a Run or Tear in Tights from Spreading

This guide explains how to prevent a tear in nylon tights from spreading.

  • Autor: Audrey Fremier
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 3 - 5 Minuten
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Sehr einfach

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.

Schritt 1 Run or Tear in Tights  ¶ 

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.

Schritt 1 Run or Tear in Tights  ¶ 

  • 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.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Locate all potential runs or directions that the rip can expand.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • 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.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

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

Schritt 3  ¶ 

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

Schritt 4  ¶ 

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.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • 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.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Once the nail polish has dried, you may cut any hanging pieces of thread.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • 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.