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Acrylic nails peel and lift
Possible Causes : Improper prep of nail bed Possible solutions : An evaluation of preparation procedures prior to application and proper utilization of prep products are a must. Proper preparation saves you time in repairs later.
Acrylic setting too fast
Possible Causes : Improper temperature Possible solutions : If the temperature in the room is warm, adjust the room temperature. (approximately 70-75° F 21-24° C)
Cracking
Possible Causes : Improper structure or sidewall reinforcement Possible solutions : Reinforce the arch location with your stress ball application and be sure sidewalls are covered.
Bubbles
Possible Causes : Overworked acrylic or dry brush Possible solutions : Be sure to press the product down on the nail plate to eliminate air bubbles. When working product, keep the brush wet and press the product into place. Do not pat.
Acrylic will not level
Possible Causes : Incorrect mix ratio Possible solutions : Increase monomer in your consistency. (i.e. adjust your liquid to powder ratio to 2:1 )
Acrylic is too runny
Possible Causes : Incorrect mix ratio Possible solutions : Decrease monomer in your consistency. (i.e. adjust your liquid to powder ratio.)
Acrylic is discolored or yellow
Possible Causes : Exposure to sun beds, tanning products or tanning boosters Possible solutions : Decrease monomer in your consistency. (i.e. adjust your liquid to powder ratio.)
Skin irritation
Possible Causes : Improper application Possible solutions : Eliminate chemical contact with the skin surrounding the nail.
Hardened Acrylic brush
Possible Causes : Chemicals left on brush Possible solutions : As you work, remove any acrylic from the brush and clean the brush with ibd Strip Brush Cleaner. If there is excess acrylic that has hardened in the brush use ibd Strip Brush Cleaner to clean the brush.