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.
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 you use regular nail polish with light? No, UV or LED lights are not compatible to dry regular nail polish, so putting them beneath the light will not speed up their drying time. Gel polish, on the other hand, needs to be cured with a UV or LED lamp to harden.
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
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.
Can I put regular nail polish on top of gel?
Can I use regular nail polish on top of my gel manicure? 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.
Can all nail polish be cured with UV light?
Though great in many ways, the bad news is LED lamps cannot cure all gel brands, but UV lamps can cure all LED polishes. If you decide to use a UV dryer to cure LED polishes, It may be necessary to decrease the amount of time you cure.
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 you use a UV gel top coat over regular 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 is the best way to dry regular nail polish?
Cold air is really the most effective way to solidify the polish faster. If you don’t have a cool setting on your electric fans or blow dryer, try holding your hands in the freezer. I know it’s cold but it’s a great trick and TBH we’ll take any chance to avoid smearing our nails before they’re dry.
How can I dry my nail polish faster without UV light?
Yes, these methods may take more time, and they might not be as successful as the UV light, but they still work!
- Use Non-UV Gel Polish.
- Create an Ice Water Bath.
- Apply Cooking Spray.
- Sit Under the Sun.
- Opt for a Thinner Coat.
- Use a Quick-Drying Nail Polish Spray.
Can I use regular base coat with gel polish?
Using a good base coat is more important with gel polish than with a regular nail polish. The base coat is what helps the gel bind with your natural nail, and this will ensure that your gel nails last as long as possible.