Nail Polish Tips

What Happens If You Put Regular Nail Polish Under LED Light?

Written by Tara

Yes and no. Regular nail polish won’t cure under these lights. But, if you have regular nail polish on, you can apply a top coat of Shellac or Gel and cure it under the lamp to make your manicure last longer.

No, regular nail polish requires air drying, whereas gel polish contains a polymer that must be ‘cured’ by a UV or LED lamp for it to become hard. Regular nail polishes can’t be used with UV or LED lamps and it won’t dry any quicker from being put under the lamp.

Generally Can you cure regular nail polish under LED? Also, can regular polish be cured under my UV lamp? Only gel polish can be cured under a UV lamp. Regular polish dries on its own, while gel polish requires a lamp and won’t cure unless it’s sat under the lamp.

Here You Can Watch The Video Can I Cure My Gel Polish With Any UV/LED Lamp ? – YouTube


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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you use regular nail polish with LED top coat?

In short, you should not apply a gel top coat to your regular nail polish since regular nail polish has a long drying time and gel polish will trap moisture under the top coat. We recommend that you stick with a regular base coat and top coat when painting your nails with regular nail lacquer.

Can you use a UV light to dry regular nail polish?

The UV light being emitted by the UV lamps does nothing to dry nail polish, but the heat from the light unit itself will assist in drying nail polish. A more effective nail polish dryer would be a heat light with a small fan or some apparatus that has heating capabilities as well as a fan to circulate the air.

Can I use normal nail polish with gel?

Yes.Regular nail polishes can be used with gel top coats. However, this regular nail polish must be completely dry before gel polish is applied. These combined polishes must be removed by soaking in warm water because the acetone will dissolve the regular polish and stain the nails.

How can I dry my nail polish faster without UV light?

Yes, these methods may take more time, and they might not be as successful as the UV light, but they still work!

  1. Use Non-UV Gel Polish.
  2. Create an Ice Water Bath.
  3. Apply Cooking Spray.
  4. Sit Under the Sun.
  5. Opt for a Thinner Coat.
  6. Use a Quick-Drying Nail Polish Spray.

Can you gel top coat over regular polish?

In short, no you should NOTs apply a Gel Polish topcoat to regular nail polish. Regular polish has a different drying time and is made out of slightly different materials. When Gel polish dries it’s in 30-60 seconds and dries like plastic. This leaves any moisture under your gel top coat to get trapped.

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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!