October 28, 2014
Let's go back to the basics on acrylics.
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June 15, 2011
Acrylics refers to any of a group of clear, synthetic resins used to make plastics, paints, etc. Nail enhancements (or artificial nails) made by combining a liquid acrylic product (monomer) with a powdered acrylic product (polymer); the two products form a soft ball that can be molded into a nail shape that adheres well to the natural nail or a tip; once applied, the acrylic hardens into a strong artificial nail that can be filed and buffed to a high shine.
Keywords: acrylics chemicals enhancements liquid-to-powder ratio Lynn Lammers
December 16, 2010
The liquid to powder ratio is the balance of liquid monomer to acrylic powder (polymer); it is important that the manufacturer’s recommended ratio be achieved in order for the hardening process to take place; incorrect or out-of-balance liquid-to-powder ratios can cause a variety of problems with acrylic, including yellowing, bubbling, or crystallization.
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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.
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September 1, 2008
Mastering your acrylic liquid-to-powder ratio will help make work easier and more fun.
Keywords: acrylics brushes liquid-to-powder ratio Vicki Peters
February 1, 2008
The ideal bead should be smooth, round, and plump, and suspended lightly on the brush hairs.
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April 1, 2001
Get the scoop on laying acrylic, product contamination, and wide nail beds.
Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting liquid-to-powder ratio monomer Nail Tips product application
June 1, 1999
How do you rinse a color quickly from your airbrush? I
Keywords: airbrushing Elsbeth Schuetz fixing smudged nails liquid-to-powder ratio NSI