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Can Clear Nail Polish Be Used As A Top Coat For Paint?

Written by Tara

Clear nail polish is an amazing sealer, glue, and protective layer, making it useful for loads of things you’ve probably never considered.

For this very reason, we don’t recommend using clear polish as a top coat. Even the best clear nail polish will crack and peel unless it’s properly sealed.

Generally Can I use clear nail polish to seal painted rocks? Similar to hairspray, nail polish may react badly to the acrylic paint and might destroy your design. Another thing with nail polish is that over time you will notice a significant yellowing and will not stay clean for very long. It would be best to opt for a proper sealant or an acrylic gloss to seal painted rocks.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you use nail polish on acrylic paint?

While you can use acrylic paint on top of nail polish, you can’t mix acrylic paint and nail polish. The two substances have very different compositions, leading to different chemical structures.

Can I use clear nail polish instead of resin?

Clear polish should not ever be used to color resin.

Can I paint plastic with nail polish?

Nail polish in general though is not considered a safe long term paint on any kind of plastic. It’s quite volatile and not meant to last long term.

What can I use if I don’t have top coat?

For maximum gloss, cuticle oil can be use as a topcoat alternative. You may use this moisturizing oil on your nails, then buff them away and apply cuticle oil once more.

Can you use hairspray as a top coat for paint?

Acrylic paint, tempera paint and other types of paint that you might use on rocks cannot be sealed with hairspray. Hairspray is neither permanent nor waterproof and some formulations of hairspray and paint react badly to each other and could cause your paint to melt or get gooey!

Is Clear nail Protector a top coat?

Wet n Wild Wildshine Clear Nail Protector is the ideal top coat to use when making your own nail art decals! It is the favorite of many nail artists, and this versatile top coat is a very inexpensive workhorse that you simply can not be without.

What is the best way to seal an acrylic painting?

Using a varnish or enamel spray is a very common way to seal all kinds of art work. They can be a very good option if you need your finish to be as affordable as possible, if you do not require an ultra high gloss finish or if you require a quick turn around. Just remember to read the can thoroughly before use.

What can I use to seal painted rocks?

Sealing your painted rocks with resin protects the paint from the elements and stops the colours from wearing off. You can buy clear casting resin at Bunnings, Office Warehouse, Spotlight, ebay and lots of other places.

What can you put on paint to make it waterproof?

To make it waterproof, add a sealer over the acrylic paint. Also, the type of surface you are painting may have to be prepared before painting for better results.

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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!