Why Does Nail Polish Never Go On Well?

by LiCoscelia

When we do our own nail art at home, we will always encounter a lot of problems, especially some basic problems. The problem of uneven nail surface is one that we often encounter. Don't underestimate it, uneven nail surface is just like building a house with unstable foundation, even if the style is beautiful, it will be lost.

  • Pretreatment

Pre-treatment is the key to solving many problems. But if the pre-treatment is not done properly, it can lead to many problems. The most critical pre-processing issues that cause uneven application of the nail are scuffing and cleaning.

Sometimes we polish our nails without being meticulous and neglect the sides of the nail surface as well as the root edge position. This results in only the raised areas of the nail being sanded. Poor sanding will result in slight bumps and undulations on the nail surface, so how can the nail surface be applied smoothly?

  • Inadequate Cleaning

After polishing, a lot of dust will be left on the nail surface. If you apply nail polish directly after just brushing off the dust, it will also lead to uneven application of the nail surface and may even lead to partial peeling of the nail polish.


So after polishing, make sure to wipe every corner of the nail surface with a cleaning solution or alcohol to prevent dust and grease residue. It is very difficult to apply a smooth and even finish on a dusty or greasy nail.

  • How to Apply

Applying nail polish is also an essential skill. Getting the angle and strength of your hand just right is not as easy as it looks. Too much force can result in an uneven nail surface. If nail polish is applied too lightly, it will crumple under the light.

There are generally different methods of application depending on the texture of the nail polish. Bottled nail polish is thinner and tends to spread unevenly, usually requiring two to three applications to achieve a better result. Jars of gel are thicker and can be applied in two even coats.

  • Uneven Nail Surface

Some nails are not flat, some are slightly bumpy, and some are even "problem nails". The bumps and dents caused by these "problem nails" cannot be solved by sanding. When you come across these nails, do not try to sand them down and try to smooth out the surface, as this will hurt the nail. Nail technicians can solve this problem by spreading the gel first and then sanding: use the light treatment extension gel to spread all over the nail surface, creating a smooth and flat nail surface before sanding.

  • Excessive Resting Time

Another point is that nail polish is mostly liquid, more or less fluid. In order to avoid a long period of standing and cause uneven nail surface, it is recommended that you do not paint a whole hand before shining the light. It's best to apply two or three fingers and let the light shine. This will ensure that the nail polish will not be too long to produce uneven thickness of the nail surface.


In short, there may be many reasons for uneven brushing of nail polish adhesive, but using the above methods can solve the problem without the need to worry about your fingers being unattractive. I believe you can make beautiful nail art at home.


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