Technique - Topic : primers

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SpaRitual TrueBond System

February 16, 2016  | Product

The kit includes a primer, base coat, and top coat.

Keywords: base coats   primers   SpaRitual   top coats  

INM Nail Prep

August 26, 2015  | Video

Nail preparation using INM's cuticle pusher, solo files, Prep Step, and ONL Primer.

Keywords: INM   nail prep   primers  

Premium Nails Acid-Free Primer

June 3, 2015  | Product

This acid-free primer dehydrates the nail completely preparing it for bonding and adhesion. 

Keywords: acrylics   gel-polish   Premium Nails   primers   techniques  

The Chemistry of Acrylics

July 1, 2009  | Article

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.

Keywords: acetone/removal products   acrylics   CND   Doug Schoon   liquid-to-powder ratio  

Going primerless

June 1, 2006  | Article

Techs trained to include the third step of the acrylic application process -- primer -- may have a hard time dropping the insurance of this tried-and-true old friend. But many who have dared to explore this new, primerless world made the transition without missing a step. Is primerless the future of nails?

Keywords: acrylics   learning new techniques   primers  

The Help Desk Answers Your Technical Questions

May 1, 2003  | Article

This month our readers want to know about a shadown on a backfill, a client with a splitting thumnail, and yellowing acrylics. 

Keywords: backfills   polish drying   primers   yellowing   yellowing acrylics  

The Help Desk Has Answers to Your Questions

January 1, 2002  | Article

This month readers want to know about triple-priming, how hydrogen peroxide works, and why polish stays longer on acrylics than natural nails.

Keywords: acrylics   Doug Schoon   lifting   polish adhesion   primers  

The Help Desk

August 1, 2001  | Article

Get tips on soaking off acrylic, changing primer, placing tips, and tricky whirlpool spa tubs. 

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   bath salts   nail tips   pedicure spas   primers  

Nail Techs Answer Colleagues' Technical Questions

October 1, 1998  | Article

Sometimes the best answers to technical questions are from your peers. In this bimonthly column, respected nail veterans from across the country tackle reader questions ranging from how to prevent a gel-cure burn to advice for chronic nail pickers to etching the natural nail.

Keywords: gel curing   lifting   primers   tip application  

Creating Powerful Bonds—With or Without Primer

October 1, 1998  | Article

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.

Keywords: primers  

Taking the Heat Off Clients’ Nails

October 1, 1995  | Article

If your clients experience a burning sensation during a nail service, chances are you’re preparing the nail improperly or applying the product incorrectly.

Keywords: adhesives   gels   nail prep   primers  

Trouble Shooter: Taking the Heat Off Clients’ Nails

October 1, 1995  | Article

If your clients experience a burning sensation during a nail service, chances are you’re preparing the nail improperly or applying the product incorrectly.

Keywords: electric file safety   electric filing techniques   filing techniques   gels   mixing monomers  

How Products Work: Primer

February 1, 1995  | Article

Keywords: Doug Schoon   how products are made   Larry Gaertner   primers  

Tip to Stop Tipping

March 1, 1993  | Article

Here’s a suggestion from a nail technician for dealing with a sometimes troublesome primer bottle.

Keywords: primers   Tip of the Month  

A Primer on Primer

December 1, 1991  | Article

By using the right application technique and following safety guidelines, you can make primer burn a thing of the past.

Keywords: primers  

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