Can I use base coat and nail primer? A primer can be used at the very start of your gel nail manicure to prime the nail. Primers will remove any remaining oils and grease on the nail plate, which can otherwise lead to your base coat not adhering to the nail.
Do you need a primer for nails? Conventional L&P will stick to the nails without primer, but it won’t stick very well. Many monomers and base gels now contain primer based properties, so less primer is often required. When using tips, don’t apply primer on the tips as it can crack the plastic, ensuring you only apply sparingly to the natural nail.
What is a base coat for nails used for? A base coat is your best defense against staining. It “provides a clear protective layer between the nail and the pigment of the polish above,” says Waldorf. A good rule of thumb is that the darker the color, the more important it is to use a base coat.
What can you use instead of nail primer? The easiest way to make a DIY Nail Primer and Dehydrator is by using a combination of Acetone and Isopropyl Alcohol. What is this? When correctly used together Acetone and Isopropyl Alcohol can remove most of the oil and moisture from your nails allowing your acrylics and gel polish to last longer without lifting.