If your nail polish has become dry and thick, then all you need is a bowl of hot water to fix it. Immerse your nail polish bottle in a bowl filled with hot water and leave it there for about 3 minutes. Next, gently roll the bottle back and forth between your palms to shake the polish in it.
Yes, you can use 2 to 3 drops of rubbing alcohol (91% alcohol) to thin out your nail polish.
Generally How do I thin out nail polish? Add pure acetone or nail polish remover. I would only suggest this as your last resort when you’re trying to use up the last bits before tossing the bottle. Adding a few drops and mixing the bottle will thin your polish but it’s only good for short-term results.
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
What to add to nail polish when it gets thick?
Add a Drop (or two) of Pure Acetone Just like polish thinners, it’s critical to use only one drop of pure acetone in your bottle of nail polish. Shake well, and if the polish is still too thick, add one more drop, says Hill.
Why is my nail polish thick?
Exposure to air is one of the reasons nail polish starts to dry out and thicken. Always store your nail polish in a cool place, like a linen closet. Though convenient, the bathroom isn’t the best place to store nail polish because things start heating up when you shower or use a blow dryer.
Can you add nail polish remover to nail polish to make it thinner?
If you don’t have a polish thinner or are in a real pinch, you can also use an acetone nail polish remover to thin your polish. Acetone polish remover can be found at any local drugstore or pharmacy. Add it to your nail polish one drop at a time and shake gently to mix just as you would a polish thinner.
How do you fix thick gel nail polish?
Thick gel nail polishes can be made thinner by warming them up, adding acetone or gel polish thinner to bring the gel polish to its original viscosity. Either liquid will make thick gel polish thinner so it will be easier to apply.
How do you use dried nail polish?
Open the bottle of dry nail polish setting the brush to the side. Open the bottle of nail polish thinner. Squirt 2 drops of nail polish thinner into the dry nail polish. Screw the top back onto the dry nail polish and roll the bottle between your hands to mix.
What can I do with old nail polish?
Take the old bottles of nail polish to the recycling center or get them picked up.
- Ask the recycling center if they have a fee and how it can be paid when you drop off your old nail polish.
- This is a good time to get rid of any other hazardous household wastes you have lying around at home.