How To: Removing Acrylics Using Acetone

Removing Acrylics

Acrylic nails are a great way to add instant length and design to your nail. At some point, however, you will need to take them off. Read our easy How to Guide to do this in a few easy steps.

Step 1

Clip your nails and cut off as much as the acrylic as possible. If you are struggling with this then file the nail down as much as possible.

Step 2

File the topcoat off of the nails. Use a fine-grade buffer to file off the paint and remove as much of the acrylic as possible.

Step 3

Fill a medium Jar halfway with Acetone.

PLEASE NOT: Make sure the room is well ventilated, since acetone has strong fumes.  Also Do not light a cigarette near acetone.

Step 4

Apply Petroleum Jelly to the skin surrounding your nails. It’s important to protect yourself. This step will prevent your skin from becoming irritated by the acetone.

TOP TIP: Take care not to get too much Petroleum Jelly on your nails, since the acetone should be able to reach it and dissolve it.

Step 5

Apply the Acetone to your nails. Saturate one cotton ball per nail in the warmed acetone, then place the cotton balls on the tips of your fingers. Wrap them tightly against the acrylic nails using strips of aluminum foil. Let your nails soak in the acetone for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the foil and cotton balls from your fingertips. The cotton ball and the nail should come off easily.

If the acrylic nails are still firmly stuck, repeat the process for another 20 minutes and attempt to remove them again.

Step 7

Scrape off the leftover acrylic with the nail buffer and Shape your real nails. TOP TIP: File in one direction only to prevent damage to your nails.

Step 8

Acetone causes skin to become extremely dry.  Rinse off with soap and water. Dry your hands and rub them with moisturizing lotion. For Moisturizing Jars – Click Here.

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS HOW TO? HOW HELPFUL WAS THIS? HAVE YOU GOT ANYMORE HELPFUL TIPS FOR OTHERS? ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR OTHER GUIDES OR BLOGS YOU WANT TO SEE? COMMENT BELOW!

PLEASE NOTE: MAKE SURE TO DO PATCH TESTS BEFORE USE.

PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE READ ANY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THIS PRODUCT. ALSO NOTE THIS IS A GUIDE ONLY AND THIS MAY NOT WORK ON ALL NAILS DEPENDING ON HOW LONG THE ACRYLICS HAVE BEEN ON FOR.

One thought on “How To: Removing Acrylics Using Acetone

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s