Apply the gelcoat using a brushif you鈥檙e covering a small area. To apply the gelcoat with a brush, dip the brush in the gelcoat so there鈥檚 a liberal amount of gelcoat on it. Brush the gelcoat onto the fiberglass using short vertical strokes. Avoid spreading the gelcoat too thin or you鈥檒l get stroke marks.
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What is a gel base coat?
Similar to a regular base coat and topcoat, a gel base coat is a bridge between the natural nail surface and the gel color polish. It is formulated to adhere to the nail surface better than the color polish.
Can you put regular nail polish over gel base coat?
The short answer is yes, you absolutely can put regular nail polish over a gel base coat. Gel nail polish provides a smooth surface to work with, and there isn鈥檛 a downside to doing this if you take care of your nails. Acrylic nail polish has a lifespan of 4-6 days.
How do you prep your nails before applying gel top coat?
I usually prep by pushing back my cuticles, filing my nails, and then cleaning them with a cotton pad soaked with rubbing alcohol. Next, apply your regular nail polish as you usually do, I usually apply them in two thin coats. But before you apply your gel top coat you need to allow your polish to dry completely.
What is the function of a base coat?
You see the function of a base coat is to act as glue to hold your nail polish onto the nail plate. What happens is the base coat will form a strong bond to your nail plate and the nail polish will anchor onto the base coat.