A substance used to improve adhesion between the artificial nail and natural nail.
Peter DeSantis of DeEnterprises (a manufacturer of nail care products), there are basically two kinds of nail primers. There is methacrylic acid (MAA) primers and non methacrylic acid primers.These are often known as non-burning primers. The primary function of primer is to bond the acrylic to the nail plate much like the roots of a tree to the ground. Methacylic acid primers contain 60%-100% of methacrylic acid. Non-acid primers do have a slight corrosive property, but are far less dangerous to the skin than acid-based primers. In the event of a spill, non-acid primers are far less likely to cause a chemical burn to the skin.
May 14, 2012
How much is too much primer?
March 14, 2012
With most gel and acrylic systems, a bonder or primer is applied to the natural nail first to increase adhesion for the enhancement.
July 1, 2009
Creating the perfect set of acrylics could be considered an art, but the foundation behind it is found in the science. NAILS breaks down the chemistry behind liquid-and-powder in laymen's terms.
October 1, 1998
Due to differences in individual body chemistry, no single primer is going to work best for every client. So study your options: methacrylic acid primers, “non-acid” primers, and a new primer-less acrylic system.