How to clean your Acrylic Brush

July 20, 2010 by  
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How to keep your Acrylic Brush clean

Acrylic brushes are used to apply acrylics to the nails. These brushes are often used by nail technicians in nail salons, as well as those doing nails at home. Whether the brushes are used for personal or professional use, these tools need to be cleaned regularly to prevent residue from drying onto the brushes, which can cause irreparable damage if not properly remedied. The acrylic brush is probably the most important tool for a Nail Technician and it will determine how the finished nail looks and feel.

Keeping your Acrylic Brush clean at all times is the best way to preserve the brush. This is done by continually dipping brush into the monomer while applying the nail, and continually wiping the brush gently on the mat to remove any surplus acrylic that may be stuck in the brush. It will only become a problem if left in the brush and allowed to dry. So keeping it clean is the easiest way.

However if something does occur and there is dried acrylic stuck in your brush-depending on the amount that is stuck there, it could be removed with Brush Cleaner or a Nail Solvent.

Cleaning acrylic nail brushes :

1. While applying acrylic nails- continually dip the acrylic brush into monomer and wipe clean.

2. At the end of the Nail Application, thoroughly wipe the brush and gently keep it in the shape you like it. Sometimes keeping the brush wet with some monomer between clients works well too.

3. If acrylic has dried into your brush- soak in some Brush Cleaner or Nail Solvent. Check every few minutes to see if the acrylic has softened and try to gently remove. If you poke or scrape at the bristles of the brush they will be destroyed and rendered useless.

Acrylic Brushes have to be treated carefully. It is vital you understand how to clean your acrylic brush.They are expensive to purchase but if well looked after can serve you well in producing many months of beautiful acrylic nails.

Happy Nails :-)


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