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What Do You Do If Gel Nail Polish Is Too Thick?

Written by Tara

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.

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 put nail polish remover in gel polish to thin it?

Do not use acetone or nail polish remover to thin gel nail polish.

How do you thin out gel nail polish without getting thinner?

Hot water. If rubbing the polish between your hands doesn’t quite do the job and you are out of lacquer thinner, hot water is a great trick. All you have to do is run the bottle under hot water to heat the polish. This will temporarily thin out the formula.

What is gel thinner?

Gel Thinner to help with thickening Pro Base and Finish. Gel. ๐Ÿ’— We suggest adding a few drops after each mani to. help prevent your liquids from reaching their point of. no return!

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 .

Can I thin gel polish with acetone?

Short answer then: don’t use acetone nail polish remover to thin your polish. Nail Polish Thinner is the answer. By adding nail polish thinner to your sticky little bottle of colour, you’re replacing the solvent that’s evaporated.

What can I put in nail polish to make it thinner?

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.

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.

Can you thin nail polish with water?

Here’s how to thin nail polish with items you already have at home: Immerse your bottle of goopy polish under hot water. Place the bottle under running water, or fill a bowl with very hot water and set the bottle of nail polish inside it.

What is a nail solvent?

The term Solvent for nails indicates a liquid product with a specific formulation for the complete and effective removal of nail varnish. Generally the professional solvents are available in two variants with and without acetone, and in different scents and fragrances.

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