The way you use the builder gel depends on the brand you have purchased. Some require a primer or base coat before application, while others, like Glossify, can be applied directly to the nail for faster application.
If you only apply Builder Gel to natural nails, you can apply it multiple times to get the desired thickness and shape, and cure the layers. Apply nail tips or foam before applying gel and increase the length if you want to stretch your nails.
In general, the procedure for applying the builder gel is as follows:
- Clean, buff and polish your nails to prepare them. Push cuticles back, clip cuticles, and clean nails with a lint-free pad moistened with acetone or nail cleaner.
- Apply base coat or primer, if necessary with builder gel. Cure under a nail lamp if necessary. However, if you don’t need a primer, you can skip this step to save time.
- Apply builder gel. If you are using a bottle of builder gel, paint it. Or, if you have a bottle of gel, you’ll need to pick up a small amount with a nail brush. Of course, avoid the cuticles and try to cover the free end. Builder gels tend to self-level, so let them sit for a few seconds to spread evenly.
- Cured under LED/UV lamps. For the selected builder gel, you must specify the type of lamp used and the curing time.
- Apply a second coat; if necessary, apply a second coat and cure again.
- Remove tack and clean nails with a lint-free cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol.
- File the nail: Give the client the desired shape and smooth out areas that may be too thick.
- Apply color or top coat: Clean nails again then apply top coat. If the client wants a different color, color it in and cure it again.
- Finish. When all the gels have been applied and cured correctly, the nail polish is ready. Apply a small amount of cuticle oil and give care instructions before the client leaves.