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How Do You Thin Out Gel Nail Polish?

Written by Tara

Do not use acetone or nail polish remover to thin 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.

Generally Can I use alcohol to thin gel polish? Yes, you can use 2 to 3 drops of rubbing alcohol (91% alcohol) to thin out your nail polish.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you use acetone to thin nail polish?

Acetone, found in most nail polish removers, is a solvent. If you add it to your old nail polish it will thin it out, it’s true.

How do you make gel nail polish not clumpy?

The solution is pure acetone, but there are a few ways to handle it. First you can add just a few drops of nail polish remover (we’re talking two or three) directly to the bottle, then gently swirl or roll the polish (this is the shimmy method we mentioned) to incorporate—whatever you do, don’t shake it.

Should gel nails be thick?

A salon wearable nail should be the thickness of credit card at the free edge (approximately .03 inches). Competition nails should be thickness of a business card at the free edge (approximately .

What substance is used to thin out the thickened nail polish?

Pure acetone at your rescue All you need is just a single drop of pure acetone to thin out your polish. The key is to use just one drop because any more than that will break down the nail polish and lessen its lifespan. So, be very careful with the amount of acetone you use to fix your thick and clumpy polish.

Why is my nail polish sticky and won’t dry?

If your nail polish is not drying quickly, you’ve likely just painted on too thick of a layer. You should only be applying thin layers at a time and let each one dry before applying another.

What is gel thinner?

Gel Thinner to help with thickening Pro Base and Finish. Gel. 💗 We suggest adding a few drops after each mani to. help prevent your liquids from reaching their point of. no return!

Is thinner the same as acetone?

Depending on the brand, paint thinner can be made of solvents such as methyl ethyl ketone, toluene, naphtha, and of course, acetone. Unlike paint thinner, acetone does not directly show the applications of this solvent. However, it boasts a large range of applications, including being a thinning agent.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!