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Can You Use Gel And Regular Nail Polish Together?

Written by Tara

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.

Regular polish and gel polish can be used together on a nail as long as regular polish is completely dry before gel polish is applied and gel polish has to be completely cured before regular polish can be used. However, the durability or long-lasting shine characteristic of an all-gel nail is greatly reduced.

Generally Can you put gel overlay over nail polish? Yes, you can use a gel polish on top of another gel polish. A gel-ception. The same rules apply – you will need to make sure that you paint over the colour underneath to avoid it looking messy and unprofessional. If you are using gel polish, be sure to use a UV lamp to cure the polish and lock it in place.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What happens if you put gel top coat over regular polish?

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.

How do you apply gel top coat over regular nail polish?

Regular nail polish must be dry completely You can put gel top coat over regular polish only if this regular polish is completely dry. If regular nail polish is still wet, meaning its liquid solvents do not evaporate away from the nails, the gel top coat will go over it and block these solvents from drying out.

Can regular nail polish be cured with 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.

Is gel overlay the same as gel polish?

The main difference between gel overlay and gel polish is that gel overlay is made up of a gel base and top coat, while gel polish is made up of a base coat, color coat, and top coat. Gel overlay is also cured under a UV light, while gel polish can be cured under an LED or UV light.

Can you put UV gel top coat over 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.

Can you use gel polish without a UV light?

Apply Cooking Spray If you want to use gel nail polish products without the need for UV lamps or an LED nail lamp, you can use another handy kitchen product: cooking spray. All you need to do to cure gel polish with cooking spray is spray your nails generously with the product and let dry gel nails naturally.

Can you put new gel polish over old gel polish?

Can I paint over gel nails? it’s ok to repaint your gel nails with either another gel polish or a more traditional air-dried polish. Make sure if you are using gel polish, that you cure your nails under our recommended lamp for the recommended time.

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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!