Gorgeous nails are a must for women in almost all ages. And if you are one of those who wouldn’t mind spending hours inside a nail salon to have your nails done, you might have observed nail technicians applying a nail primer before putting on your preferred nail paint. You may never have asked which particular brand works best for any nail. However, since having your nails done by a technician will almost always not be the best option for you to take, you will, somehow, need to find out which would be the best nail primer to consider for your next nail application.
Just as not all products are the same, not all nail primer is the same, however. Not just because they may all look and work the same way, not all may not always leave a perfect finish. There are just particular brands that are proven to be ahead of the pack. For you to experience the best benefit of your next nail application, you need to use the best nail primer for that perfect and long-lasting finish.
Why Should You Use A Nail Primer?
Proper preparation of the nail plate, which includes the application of a nail primer, is necessary to lessen the probability of product lifting. Improper application of a primer, however, may affect the quality of you or your client’s nails. So, you really have to make sure that you use the right product to prepare the surface of your nails for better nail polish adhesion without damaging the nails.
However, you may or may not need to use a primer for all your nail applications. This all depends on the brand that you want to use as well as your or your client’s personal preference. Primers in nail painting etch the surface of the nails to allow the nail coating to cling better onto it. The etchings formed by the primer allows the nail coating product to sink deeper into the surface of the nails. When you feel the need to use a liquid primer, you won’t need to use a nail file. You can just simply buff the surface of the nails (adherent) with a fine buffer before applying the primer (adherand) instead.
Nail primer (like many nail products) are originally used in the preparation of dental surfaces for the application of dental bonding material or caps. Sources indicate that the primer has been used for a couple of decades the dental industry prior to its use in the nail industry.
Are All Primer Safe For The Nails?
There are some brands available in the market today that contains very strong substances that can burn the skin as well as damage the nail plate. Some also have a strong and unpleasant scent. If you are looking for the best nail primer for acrylic nails, you need to make sure that the formula that you are going to use can do the job and will be gentle on your skin as well as on your nails.
If you are still undecided on which primer to buy, you may want to go through the list below. Then tell us later how the experience with the product.
Mia Secret Professional Natural Nail Prep Dehydrate & Xtra Bond Primer
From the world-renowned nail brand, Mia Secret comes one of the best primers for acrylic nails that you may opt to use. The brand’s Natural Nail Prep dehydrates the nail to remove excess oil. The Xtra Bond Primer, on the other hand, is a no-burn, acid-free primer that prepares the surface of the nails for better adhesion. The products can be used for either gel or acrylic nails.
IBD Natural Nail Primer
Try this and you won’t have problems with lifting or peeling on your nails after a few days of having your nails done. This high-quality primer does the job efficiently without damaging the nails. Enjoy chip-free acrylic or gel nails for days on end when you use this product before applying your favorite nail color.
Star Nail X-Strength Primer
Star Nail X-Strength Primer is a super strong primer that can guarantee a strong bond and excellent adhesion of the overlay to the natural nail. Star Nail X-Strength Primer helps prevent lifting and keeps the nails firmly in place. The brand strongly recommends that a professional nail technician or an experienced DIY enthusiast use the product as it is a very strong formula that should be handled and used with utmost care.
TAMMY TAYLOR Non-Lifting Primer
Here is another primer that is not for the faint-hearted. Tammy Taylor Non-lifting Primer contains Methacrylic acid that acts as an antiseptic, dehydrator as well as a bonding agent. Users have considered this primer as one of the best products on the market that can make acrylics to stick to the natural nails securely and without peeling or lifting for a couple of weeks. A 1/2 oz. bottle of this primer can be used for about 1,000 nails.
No Lift Nails Acrylic Nail Primer
This nail primer by No Lift is an all-time favorite. One good thing about this primer is that it can work with any acrylic nail product as well as with UV gels to prevent lifting or peeling of the nail coating even after a few weeks. To use this primer, all that is needed is to gently remove the excess oil and dust on the surface of the nails by applying the primer sparingly. Make sure that the product is applied to the nails only and not on the skin. Two coats will do best, but you will need to let the product dry after each coat.
No Lift Nails Primer works in three stages shiny WET (1st stage), pink MATTE (2nd stage), and white DRY (3rd stage). It is recommended to apply the acrylic product once the applied primer has reached the second stage.
Things to remember when applying the primer
There is no need to use blow dryers as the heat from the device will cause the primer to weaken. As such, the product should be kept away from all sources of heat, such as direct sunlight and your lamp. Storing the bottle of primer inside a hot car or overheated areas is also prohibited. However, freezing will not affect the quality of the product. If there are crystals that form inside the bottle, simply hold the bottle in your hand or let it stay in room temperature to dissolve the crystals. Do not use hot water to thaw the product.
Finally, like most nail products, this primer should not be applied to inflamed nails or tissues. If you are still in doubt or are not sure on how to use the product, make sure to consult a professional nail technician who can address your concern with ease.
Kodi Professional Ultrabond Nail Fresher Primer
This primer is a certified nail degreaser that cleanses and dehydrates the surface of the nails or artificial nails. This nail product is based on butyl acetate and can be used on all kinds of polymer coatings (gel-lacquer, gel, acrylic). Shellac Kodi does not exfoliate and does not leave scratches and any impeccable appearance on the nails for up to two weeks. It is hypoallergenic, dries instantly, and helps strengthen the nails.
Moyra Professional "Nail Preparation Duo" Nail Prep Dehydrator + Primer
International nail brand, Moyra, created this perfect nail preparation combination. The brand strictly recommends this product for professional use only, however. The nail prep is a formula that is used as a dehydrator and sanitizer. It should be used before applying the builder gel, acrylic artificial nails, or gel polish. You need to make use that the applied product has completely dried before applying the primer.
The brand’s primer is a solution that promotes adhesion of gel and acrylic. The formula does this by removing the moisture and oil from the natural nail plate. The product should be applied onto the natural nail only, leaving the cuticle out. Once the primer has completely dried, you can have the color of your choice applied on over the primer.
OPI Infinite Shine ProStay Primer (Base Coat)
Want bold, healthy-looking nails? Have your nails coated with OPI Infinite Shine ProStay Primer before applying your favorite shade on your nails? This will leave richly colored nails with an intense shine that last without the need for LED-light curing or soak-off removal. This product is part of a three-step system and is used with the Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer and Infinite Shine Gel Effects Gloss Top Coat. These three coatings work together to deliver a high-shine finish for a manicure that can last for up to 10 days.
Gentle Prime by No Lift Nails
No Lift Nails Acrylic Primer has been and is the standard of the industry for more than two decades.Gentle Prime is designed for sensitive nails and is used to gently remove excess oils and prepare the nails for better adhesion of the nail coating. This primer works with any acrylic or U.V. gel product.
There you have it, the best nail primer for acrylic nails. Which of this have you used already? What do you think about these products? Connect with us through the comments’ section below.