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Can You Use Any Gel Polish With Any LED Lamp?

Written by Tara

Please note that the UV LED lamp is for all kinds of gel polishes only, not for regular nail polish. For the best results, avoid moving your hand too much until curing is completed.

You should always check whether the brand of gel polish you are using is compatible with an LED lamp. All gel polishes will be compatible with a UV lamp, as they emit a wider spectrum of wavelengths that can cure all types of gel polish. It will indicate on the bottle what type of lamp can be used with the product.

Generally What nail polish can I use with LED lamp? Regular nail polish won’t cure under these lights. But, if you have regular nail polish on, you can apply a top coat of Shellac or Gel and cure it under the lamp to make your manicure last longer.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you use regular gel polish with UV light?

Only gel polish can be cured under a UV lamp. Regular polish dries on its own, while gel polish requires a lamp and won’t cure unless it’s sat under the lamp. Use a gel base coat, cure it, apply regular polish and wait for it to dry completely, then use a gel top coat and cure it.

Can you use UV LED light on regular nail polish?

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.

Can you use OPI gel polish with LED light?

OPI Gelcolor soak off gel polish (released on October of 2011) applies just like traditional nail polish, but gives your like a super shiny finish that lasts up to two weeks. You can just simply apply the gel like regular nail polish and cure it under a UV or LED lamp for the specified period of time.

Is OPI gel polish UV or LED?

LED light OPI GelColor dries in only 30 seconds per coat under an LED light. That means you can walk out of the salon without worry that your nail color will smudge. It’s equally as easy to remove—just 15 minutes of soaking time and your nails will be ready for another one of our 140+ OPI GelColor shades.

How do you use gel nail polish with LED lights?

Apply a very thin coat of the base gel to the nails, avoid applying the base gel polish close to your cuticle. Place your nails under a UV or LED lamp. LED lamp will cure the gel polish in just 30 seconds, or 2 minutes with a UV lamp. 3.

How do you dry gel polish with LED lights?

Gel nail polish cures (or hardens) using a UV lamp or an LED lamp. Curing your gel nail polish is easy. All you need to do is apply the polish, put your hand under the lamp and press start.Keep your hand still and wait for the light to go out on your lamp, simple!

Do LED nail dryers work on regular polish?

This 36W UV/LED nail lamp dryer comes with 15 pcs of dual source lamp beads (UV/ LED), which makes it suitable for drying all kinds of gel nail polish quickly and efficiently and not just regular polish.

Can a UV LED lamp dry regular polish?

The UV light being emitted by the UV lamps does nothing to dry nail polish, but the heat from the light unit itself will assist in drying nail polish. A more effective nail polish dryer would be a heat light with a small fan or some apparatus that has heating capabilities as well as a fan to circulate the air.

Why isn’t my UV light drying my nails?

If you are using a traditional UV lamp, make sure the bulbs are fresh. You need to change them out every three months or so. It is also possible that you are applying the gel-polish too thick. When gel-polish is applied too heavy, the UV light cannot penetrate through the entire layer to cure it properly.

Can any nail polish be gel?

Your regular nail polishes will not adhere very well to a gel base coat. A base coat’s function is to anchor your nail polish onto the nail plate. A gel base coat has a different chemical formation compared to regular nail lacquer. For this reason, the nail polish will not bond properly with the gel base coat.

Can I use Essie gel top coat on regular polish?

The rich coating of Gel-Setter also supports its anti-chip properties. Plus, it can be used along with any nail polish.

Can you mix regular nail polish with gel top coat?

Yes.Regular nail polishes can be used with gel top coats. However, this regular nail polish must be completely dry before gel polish is applied. These combined polishes must be removed by soaking in warm water because the acetone will dissolve the regular polish and stain the nails.

Can you air dry gel nail polish?

A lot of people wonder whether they can simply allow their gel nail polish to air dry. Unfortunately, this is not possible. Oxygen gets in the way of curing gel nails. The air will stop the molecules in the gel from binding together and hardening, and this is why you simply cannot let gel nails air dry.

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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!