Nail Polish Tips

Can You Put Nail Polish Over Gel Builder?

Written by Tara

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.

You can paint gel polish over the natural nail or over the top of your builder gel – just make sure you stay within the same gel system brand.

Generally Can you put regular nail polish over PolyGel? You can absolutely use either gel or traditional polish over top of PolyGel. If you want the flexibility of making regular colour changes, opt for traditional polish. After your PolyGel application, apply a layer of Top it Off Top Coat BEFORE applying two coats of your favourite nail polish.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How do you keep Builder gel from lifting?

4 ways to avoid gel polish lifting

  1. Cleanse the nail. After you have buffed the client’s nails you’ll need to cleanse them with antiseptic cleanser.
  2. Use primer and a bonder.
  3. Paint the nails properly.
  4. Apply cuticle oil and hand cream afterwards.

Can you use builder gel as a top coat?

Yes and No. If you are using Builder Base as a gel polish base coat you do not need to file the product. Simply ensure you apply 1-2 thin coats and then apply your colour coat or top coat on top. Do not remove the inhibition layer.

Is builder gel and Polygel the same?

Builder Gel is a thinner consistency than Polygel and comes in a bottle with a brush. It’s thicker and stronger than regular gel polish and can be used as a base layer, top coat, and is great for attaching jewels and decals to your nails.

Why does my builder gel peel off?

Gel nails can chip or peel due to the use of low-quality gel products, damage by the client, improper removal or preparation of the nail plate.

Why do my gel nails peel off after one day?

Your nails aren’t dehydrated enough. Water will make your nails expand. If you apply polish on a nail that has too much moisture, it can chip and peel sooner than it should. This is one reason why nail techs will apply nail polish remover or alcohol right before applying the gel polish.

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