Troubleshooting Polish Pro
This reference guide will help you spot problems on your own and quickly remedy them so you can provide the very best service to your clients.
PROBLEM: Peeling/Chipping in less than two weeks
SOLUTION:(Curing issues) Be sure you are using a 36-Watt full hand Versa Cure UV Bonding Lamp (or similar quality full hand lamp). Also, make sure your bulbs are not due to be changed. Bulbs should be replaced every 3-6 months, depending on usage. Also, try extending your Base Coat cure time to 60-90 seconds.
SOLUTION: (Application issues) Be sure to leave a tiny margin around the cuticle and sidewalls to prevent lifting.DO NOT cap the edges with your color coats - just the Base & Top Coats. When applying color, do a clean swipe and don't let color build up at the free edge.
SOLUTION: (Prep issues) Eliminate the use of Vanish or other cuticle remover product, performing just a “dry” manicure (no soaking in water prior to application either). When dehydrating the nail plate, don't just quickly swipe with Nailpure Plus. Use a scrubbing motion with your Nail Wipe and be sure to get into the side walls and anywhere oil and contaminants could be hiding.
PROBLEM: Color is bubbling/wrinkling after curing
SOLUTION: (Application issues) Your first coat of color should be VERY thin and have an almost "streaky" appearance. You'll get full color coverage with your second thin coat. Also, be sure to shake your bottles of Polish Pro colors well before application (at least 20 seconds).
SOLUTION: (Product storage) Because Polish Pro contains solvents (like traditional nail polish), it is imperative that it remains at room temperature and capped TIGHTLY when not in use. If the solvents evaporate, the polish will not cure smoothly and it can be become thick and gummy, making thin layers difficult to apply.
PROBLEM: Top Coat is dull after curing (or there are dull spots)
SOLUTION: (Curing issues) Be sure you are using a 36-Watt full hand Versa Cure UV Bonding Lamp (or similar quality full hand lamp). Also, make sure your bulbs are not due to be changed. Bulbs should be replaced every 3-6 months, depending on usage.
SOLUTION: (Application issues) While you are still striving to achieve thin layers with Polish Pro, your Top Coat layer should be slightly thicker than your color coat layer. If it is not applied thick enough, you could get dull spots. Also, be sure you are using Cleanse to remove the tacky layer, as other products may remove the tacky layer, but have a negative effect on the shine of the Top Coat.