How to Polish Fake Nails

by False Nails on May 22, 2012

in Tutorials

There are a lot of people that don’t know how to properly apply polish to their fake nails. Even those that know are not fully aware of what polishing products they need to use. Keep in mind that fake nails are often made from acrylic plastic and they require special care and materials. Natural nail polishing products are not recommended for using on fake nails as they’re not made with this purpose in mind.

Preparation plays an important role when applying polish to fale nails. Before starting, you need to make sure that you have everything prepared! File your fake nails at this point if you wish them to be shorter. Cleaning your nails is equally important (if not more). When dealing with natural nails, you can file and clean them before polishing; however, this is not the case with fake nails.

Expensive nail polish products are not mandatory when working with fake nails. For this reason, it is best to go for the cheaper ones if you want to save some money. There are many nail polish products on the market at the moment, so it will be very easy for you to find a good one. As a general rule, use the more expensive products only on natural nails, not on fake ones.

Nail polish can be removed from fake nails just as easy as it can be removed from natural nails as the process is basically the same. When using a nail polish remover, always keep a close eye on the label as it can break down your fake nails. For the best results, just make sure that the nail polish remover does not contain acetone and you won’t run into any problems.

A Tutorial on How to Polish Acrylic Nails

Applying the Base Coat

In this video, the nail technician shows us how to polish acrylic nails with artificial tips. After washing the hands, the next step is to apply polish to the nails. She suggests applying a base coat at first as it helps the polish to better adhere to the nail. One important thing that she mentions at this point is to apply light layers at first and don’t get it too thick. She adds that if you do not apply a base coat to your nails, the color polish can ruin your fake acrylic nails.

Applying the Color Polish

After applying the base coat, the nail technician continues by taking the color polish and applying it to the nail using a slow, straight down movement. She adds that it’s important to be very careful at this point, especially when working with bright colors. Don’t worry if you get polish on your skin as you can always take it off (as we will explain further down). It’s also best to apply two layers of color whenever applying color polish. For the best natural results, she says that the nails should always be smooth when applying polish.

After finishing applying the first coat onto all the nails, it’s time to apply a second layer. She adds that the top coat is important because it keeps the color from running off; for this reason, it’s important to use a good top coat. She then starts applying the top coat using the same simple set of movements as she did before. Another important thing that she adds at this point is to apply a thin layer onto the color, not a thick one. And that’s it! Pretty simple, isn’t it?

How to Remove Nail Polish from the Skin

When applying polish to your nails, it’s likely that you will also get some on your skin. This happens often when applying too much at once (this is why it’s important to work with thin layers) or when being inexperienced. Don’t worry if you get nail polish on your skin, though, as it’s very simple to remove!

Here’s a quick guide:

1. Let the nail polish dry before removing it.

2. Scratch off as much as possible after it dries.

3. Dip a cotton ball in polish remover and wipe it over the area where excess stains are still present.

4. Wash using warm water and hand soap.

5. Dry skin thoroughly.

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