How to clean Acrylic nail Brushes

The basic procedure of cleaning acrylic nail brushes requires brush cleaners or acetone.

Most of the resources guide to use Monomer, the only liquid that should ever come in contact with a brush. It is mostly used as an acrylic nail brush cleaner. But in severe cases where monomer won’t remove the acrylic,brush cleaners or acetone should be used.

Normally the brush does lose its shape, so we can put liquid soap on it to reshape it and then let it sit for 48 hours. After that, wash the brush and soak it in monomer again for at least two hours.

How to clean acrylic nail brush?

If your brush is gunking up, then it is a very high-quality hair, that can damage easily.  If you put your brush exposed with dehydrating liquids (scrub fresh/ acetone, etc) then you will actually strip the hair follicles and alter its ability to hold monomer in its belly and between the fibres. This case will definitely give a mixed ratio and that is too wet, which will wreck you brush.

Rock the brush back and forth in the monomer and gently wipe out on clean couch roll/tissue until the brush is free from any product build up.

Most high-quality nail brushes are made from Kolinsky (or similar breed) sable.

Cheap brushes (whilst seeming economic) can actually make mix ratio harder to achieve, therefore the clog up and get ruined much quicker.

It is always advised to add enough monomer (acrylic liquid)to the glass container to cover the bristles, but try not to let it cover any part of the ferrule or handle.

If that is not working, mix your monomer with acetone (about50/50). Take the same steps as described above but be mindful that the addition of acetone makes the evaporation rate higher so you will need to be sure there are enough monomer and acetone in your glass container for it to work.

If you allow it to completely evaporate, the product will harden again and you will be back to square one. Once your brush is restored to working condition always be sure to clean it thoroughly with monomer only.Using a good, lint-free wipe during your service will help pull any extraproduct from your brush when you wipe before dipping it back into the monomerto pick up a fresh bead. 

The fibers of camel-hair brushes are traditionally made of squirrel hair and this is still the most common material. A camel-hair brush is a type of paint brush with soft bristles made from natural hairs, usually squirrel.

How to clean acrylic brushes without monomer?

If the brush has a hardened product that can’t be removed, it should soak overnight. 

There are many simple ways to clean your brushes. It includes lukewarm water, you need to hold the brush in it for some time.

When placed in lukewarm water, pinch the bristles to dislodge leftover paint.

Move forward with placing gentle soap on the brush and work that into the bristles.

After that rinse out the soap, swirl the brush in the soap.

Rinse out the brush, then dry the brush.

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