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Can You Use Top Coat As Nail Polish?

Written by Tara

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. Using a top coat over the nail polish would be best for the longevity of your nail polish as clear nail polish is not made to protect and seal.

Top coat is a multipurpose tool that is a must for every manicure and pedicure. It’s up to your client whether they want polish protection or style perfection — but the good news is that a good top coat can do both!

Generally Is top coat the same as clear nail polish? Clear polish is like a glaze: it functions exactly the same as nail polish and doesn’t actually protect your nails from anything. Top coat creates a more protective layer: it dries harder than standard nail polish and is less prone to chipping, making it better at maintaining shine and color.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What can you use as a clear coat for nails?

You can use either clear or white school glue since they’ll both dry transparent, though white school glue might look a little hazier. Pour your glue into an empty nail polish bottle or a small bowl. Add about 1 tsp (4.9 ml) of hand sanitizer.

Is a top coat the same as a base coat?

Base coats are usually thicker and stickier, which helps the nail polish adhere better. They contain more resins to give the nail added strength. Topcoats are thinner and contain more ingredients that create a durable surface on the nail.

Is nail polish base coat necessary?

A base coat is your best defense against staining. It provides a clear protective layer between the nail and the pigment of the polish above, says Waldorf. A good rule of thumb is that the darker the color, the more important it is to use a base coat.

Does top coat harden nails?

Advanced Hard As Nails Strengthening Top Coat™ from Sally Hansen seals in color and strengthens your nails. Our advanced formula helps prevent breaking and splitting, with a high-shine, extra-hard finish. When you want stronger nails and a shiny manicure that lasts, use Advanced Hard As Nails Strengthening Top Coat™!

What is top coat used for?

Top Coats give your nails a long-lasting gel manicure, from a high-shine (or gorgeous matte) finish to offering a layer of protection to your nails. Top Coat helps to prevent chips and scratches to your gel polish, shielding your nails to ensure your gel manicure looks great and lasts longer.

Is there clear nail polish?

Clear nail polish can extend the life of a manicure, treat nail conditions like peeling and splitting, prevent polish from yellowing, and make bare nails look more, well, polished. Whatever you’re looking to achieve, you’ll be able to do so with the help of the best clear nail polishes, outlined below.

What is considered clear coat?

Clear coat car paint is paint or resin with no pigments and hence imparts no color to the car. It’s simply a layer of clear resin that is applied over colored resin. Almost 95 percent of all vehicles manufactured today have a clear coat finish.

How does top coat nail polish work?

The top coat is the last layer applied in the manicure process. The top coat acts as a sealer to the colored polish. When the polish is sealed, it does not chip as often. In top coat nail polishes, the ingredient nitrocellulose is used to create a high shine, glossy appearance.

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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!