Let’s talk about Brushes!
Some tips on how to prepare and keep them over time!
We’re more than sure you know that brushes are among the most important tools of any nail technician. Brushes play a very important role in your work and proper preparation and maintenance of the bristles is something you should always keep in mind.
Brushes don’t last forever and still need to be changed from time to time, but with the right precautions and tricks you can greatly increase their durability.
How to prepare a new brush, just purchased?
First of all, get rid of the plastic cap, you won’t need it anymore. It’s only used for packaging and if you try to put it back you can irreparably damage the bristles of the brush, bending them.
First, open the bristles with your fingers.
Then, using a cuticle pusher, gently remove all the glue that is inside the bristles.
Position yourself under a light, move the cuticle pusher back and forth inside them, you will see all the glue come off, continue with this operation until all the powder is removed.
This step is very important, because if the bristles aren’t free from all the glue, you will not be able to get a clean and precise job when you apply builders and colors.
After this operation you are ready to dip the brush into the material to use!
Maintenance of the Brushes for Builders Gel
Builders brushes should ONLY be cleaned with a lint-free pad and always store with the cap on. Eliminate only the excess gel from the bristles and NEVER clean the brushes with the cleanser!
The brushes MUST remain wet from the builder in order to be maintained over time.
Keep brushes away from sunlight, UV and LEDs.
Maintenance of Brushes for Acrylic
After you have finished sculpting your acrylic work, dip the brush in the liquid monomer and thoroughly clean both sides.
Do not store wet acrylic brushes with the tip upwards, as it will make the liquid flow towards the ring and discolor the bristles.
How to clean brushes for color?
First of all, our advice is to use separate brushes for color gels and glitter color gels.
If you have the possibility, divide the color gel brushes also by shade.
When you need to remove the pigment from your color brush, the process is simple:
Use a clear gel, place it on a nail form or on a smooth surface and gently twist the bristles inside, you will see that the pigment will slide down.
Repeat the operation several times if necessary.