Nail Polish Tips

What Do You Clean Nail Brushes With?

Written by Tara

When cleaning your brushes, saturate a lint-free wipe with cleanser (alcohol for gel products, or acetone for regular nail lacquer), and then use it to gently wipe the bristles of the brush using a soft pinch. Alternatively, you can also wipe or roll the brush along the surface of the lint-free square.

Overall, the best way to clean acrylic nail brushes is with the monomer you have used on the nail extension. Acetone nail remover is also sometimes used where all else fails, but a regular wipe with monomer after use is the best start to keeping brushes hygienic.

Generally Can you clean nail art brushes with non acetone nail polish remover? Pour acetone or non-acetone polish remover into a small glass. Acetone does a great job of loosening and removing paint from brush bristles, but it is harsh and can dry out the bristles. Choose acetone for synthetic bristles or non-acetone nail polish remover for bristles made with natural fibers.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How do you fix a dried out nail polish brush?

Place the brush in the acetone and swish it around. Any remaining clumps of nail polish should break off from the brush and begin to loosen. Keep swishing until the brush is clean. If there are some clumps of nail polish that will not come off, use a paper towel to remove them.

Why has my gel top coat brush gone hard?

It does not need to be a sunny day for this to happen, even on a cloudy/wet day there are still UV rays in the atmosphere. The brushes will literally harden whilst you are using them, it happens in seconds.

Can I use a paint brush for nail polish?

Never use a nail art brush to apply nail polish or enamel, and don’t clean nail art brushes with acetone, which can destroy the bristles. Use brushes made especially for nail enamel to polish the nails; use nail art brushes to paint with water base acrylic paint or water colors.

Can I use nail polish remover to clean my acrylic paint brush?

I had a bottle of nail polish remover, so I tried it, and to my findings it does work well. Now I can use my paint brush again! Just do not make a mistake of adding water to this chemical, it does create a vapor which could be dangerous. Just use the remover by itself, and it will work for you.

How do you clean brushes after using gel polish?

To clean your gel nail polish brushes, first saturate a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol. Then, use the pad to wipe down the handle on your brush. Set the pad down and gently wipe the bristles on it to clean them. For stubborn pigments, dip the bristles in clear nail gel, then wipe the bristles on the cotton pad again.

How do you liquify dry nail polish without acetone?

Hot water works wonders. 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.

How do I make my nail polish thinner without acetone?

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

What can I use as nail polish thinner?

Celebrity manicurist and general manager of Base Coat Nail Salon Shelly Hill says her go-to method for thinning out nail polish is a drop of pure acetone. Just like polish thinners, it’s critical to use only one drop of pure acetone in your bottle of nail polish.

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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!