Nail Polish Tips

Can Any Nail Polish Be Used With Gel?

Written by Tara

If you want to combine regular nail polish with gel, it’s best to seal in the polish with a gel topcoat rather than putting the polish on top of the gel. You can either use a layer of polish with a topcoat over it, or apply a gel basecoat, layer on the polish, and seal it all in with a gel topcoat.

In short, you should not apply a gel top coat to your regular nail polish since regular nail polish has a long drying time and gel polish will trap moisture under the top coat. We recommend that you stick with a regular base coat and top coat when painting your nails with regular nail lacquer.

Generally Can I mix paint with gel polish? Mixing nail polish and acrylic paint together is not recommended. Due to the different chemical structures of acrylic paint and nail polish and the water in the paint, mixing the two together will thicken and curdle the nail polish. Don’t even bother!

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Will regular nail polish dry under UV light?

Can you use UV light to dry regular nail polish? No, regular nail polish requires air drying, whereas gel polish contains a polymer that must be ‘cured’ by a UV or LED lamp for it to become hard. Regular nail polishes can’t be used with UV or LED lamps and it won’t dry any quicker from being put under the lamp.

How do you turn nail polish into acrylic?

Yes, you can seal acrylic paint on nails by applying a layer of clear polish. Once the acrylic paint dries, the clear coat will bond just as it would with dry nail polish. This protects the underlying color and designs from damage. In fact, many people prefer to use a clear polish over acrylic nail art or paint.

Is it OK to mix nail polish?

Mixing only two polish colors is recommended, because mixing more than two colors can make the mixture appear muddy. Normally, using nail polishes with the same base type (glitter, sheer, opaque, matte, etc.) makes for an overall better polish mixture.

Can you mix glitter with gel polish?

Gel Polish – If you are Using Glitter planet Loose Glitters with Nail Mate Gel Polish System you can simply dispense a small amount of base coat onto a mixing pallet and then add your glitter. Mix thoroughly until you have the desired consistency that will apply smooth and easy.

What happens if you put gel top coat on regular nail polish?

With a regular manicure, your drying time at the salon is about 20 minutes, but it actually takes 24 hours for the solvents in regular polish to fully dry. If the solvents aren’t fully dry, then putting on a gel topcoat is going to seal in wet polish. Or the topcoat could just slip right off.

What happens if you put regular polish over gel?

Yes. Fortunately, there is no real downside to painting on top. The only thing to consider is how it may affect the aesthetics of your nails. With the gel manicure already on the nails, you must be careful not to layer up on polish so much that you end up with really thick nails.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!