If you’re like us and you’ve found yourself questioning whether there’s some secret to getting nail polish to stay on longer, we are here to tell you that there is! With a few simple steps, you can get your nails ready for a long-lasting manicure. In this blog, we’ll share our professional tips for how to prime and prep your nails before painting them.
1. Clean Your Nails
Before doing anything else, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water. Also, make sure your nails are completely dry. This will help them soak up the primer better.
2. Apply a Primer or Base Coat
After you’ve cleaned your nails and ensured they’re completely dry, it’s time to apply a primer or base coat. The primer helps the color stick better and can extend the life of your manicure by several days. Some primers also contain nutrients that help keep your cuticles moisturized and healthy. Dip Color nails come with a built-in primer that helps nail lacquers adhere well and prevents chipping and peeling so you don’t have to use an additional product!
3. Buff Your Nails
You may be wondering why this step is necessary if you’ve already cleaned the surface of
There are only three steps to priming and prepping your nails before painting them. The first step is to remove any old nail polish that you might have left on. The second step is to push back your cuticles. The third and final step is to file your nails into the shape you want them to be.
Step 1: Remove any old nail polish that might be left on.
Step 2: Push back your cuticles.
Step 3: File your nails into the shape you want them to be.
Prep and prime your nails before painting them to help ensure that your manicure lasts as long as possible.
If you have ever been to a nail salon and wondered why your nails chip so easily, you may have never heard of the prep step to painting nails. Nail polishes contain solvents that dry out your nails, which is why it is so important to prime your nails before painting them.
1.**Always start by cleaning your nails with nail polish remover before applying a base coat. This will remove any dirt or oils from your nails, making the primer stick better.
2.**Apply a base coat to protect your nails from getting stained and yellowed by the nail polish you are about to apply**
3.**Allow the base coat to dry completely before moving on to the next step!
4.**Apply two coats of color nail polish and allow each layer to dry completely before moving on to the next layer!
5.**Apply a top coat over your color nail polish two layers and allow each layer to dry completely before moving on to the next layer!
Priming your nails before painting them can really make a difference in how your manicure lasts. Normally, I just take a brush to my nail polish remover and swish it over my nails before applying fresh coats of nail polish. But there’s a better way: using primer.
Primer will help you get the best results from your manicure. It will help your nail polish stick to your nails, and not peel off or chip easily. Here are some steps to follow before you start painting your nails.
1. Use an acetone-based nail polish remover to remove any old nail polish from your nails. (Acetone works best!)
2. Take an orange stick or a disposable nail brush (the kind they use at salons), dip it in alcohol and swish it over each of your nails. This will remove any traces of oils left on your nails by the nail polish remover (which is what prevents the nail polish from sticking).
Before you can take on a DIY nail art project, you need to make sure your nails are primed and ready.
First, you need to prep your nails. If you have any old nail polish on, remove it with nail polish remover. You don’t want any old nail polish interfering with the new paint job.
Then wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to get rid of any residue from the nail polish remover. This is an important step, because if there is any grease or residue on your nails, it will affect how the new coat of nail polish sticks to them.
After washing your hands, use an emery board to shape your nails into the desired shape (squoval or rounded). Then lightly buff the surface of each nail with a four-sided buffer block.
Once you are done buffing, clean your nails again with a cotton ball dipped in acetone-free nail polish remover to get rid of excess dust and debris. Then wash your hands one more time with soap and water and dry them off completely with a towel before moving on to painting.
If you want to paint over artificial nails (fake or gel), first remove the shine from them using a buffer block, then clean them well with acetone-free nail
You’ve got your supplies, your colors, and you are ready to start painting. All you have left to do is prep your nails.
The most important part of painting your nails is making sure that they’re prepped correctly. If not you can end up with polish that won’t stay on for very long.
This step can make or break how long your nail color lasts. I used to paint my nails without prepping them and I’d be lucky if I made it through the day without chipping my polish. It wasn’t until I started making sure that my nails were completely clean and free of oils that I was able to make it a few days without chipping my manicure.