No. They are similar in the sense that base coats and nail primers both treat and prep your nails for actual nail polish application. They also work as a protective layer between your nail and the polish.
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What is the difference between nail primer and base coat?
Nail Primers are much better at making your acrylics, gel polish or regular polish adhere to your nails when compared to just a plain base coat. Nail primers can be used with most products such as acrylics, gel polishes, and regular polishes.
Can you use nail primer with gel polish?
When Do You Use a Nail Primer Nail Primers are used to treat your nails before applying acrylics but they can be used when applying gel or regular polishes. Though I don鈥檛 advocate using a nail primer when applying gel polish or regular polishes unless you are prone to peeling or chipping.
What is a base coat for nail polish?
This base coat is like a protective cover for your nails, and it also gives a base to which the nail polish adheres more cohesively. Not applying a base coat before applying the nail polish is one reason why the color peels off easily from the nails so quickly.
What is the difference between base coat and top coat?
鈥?Base coat is applied before applying nail color, whereas top coat is applied after placing the nail polish. 鈥?Base coat acts as a barrier between the nail bed and the nail polish whereas top coat is meant to seal in the nail color.