Air bubbles in my acrylic

Athanailartist

New Member
Young Nails is pretty slow setting but your ratio is too wet which will make it worse.
Young nail has fast set and regular I use fast set which used to set in 90 secs or less . What brand do you use ?
 

Athanailartist

New Member
And there is probably the problem - never, ever, ever get acetone anywhere near a kolinsky sable brush. They are natural hairs, acetone will strip and dry them out.

Get a new brush, only ever clean it with fresh monomer (as in dispense some new monomer in to a dappen dish, clean brush, then dispose of it, every time you use it and between clients) see how you get on then.
That last picture posted was with a brand new brush never used & I only used monomer no acetone , fresh monomer
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
Young nail has fast set and regular I use fast set which used to set in 90 secs or less . What brand do you use ?
Used to set in 90 seconds..well they won't have changed it. Did you buy it directly from them or an authorised distributor?? Is it possible you hsve been sold a fake product? Have you tried asking them for advice?
 

Athanailartist

New Member
Used to set in 90 seconds..well they won't have changed it. Did you buy it directly from them or an authorised distributor?? Is it possible you hsve been sold a fake product? Have you tried asking them for advice?
I will try to reach I to them & I only purchase from them directly
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
That last picture posted was with a brand new brush never used & I only used monomer no acetone , fresh monomer
I'm assuming you'd cleaned out the packing gum?

You said earlier you used acetone to clean your brush

I was trained by CND, I've used most brands over the last 15+ years, currently loving CJP - it's a UK brand, fairly new to the market but getting a loyal following quickly
 

Athanailartist

New Member
I'm assuming you'd cleaned out the packing gum?

You said earlier you used acetone to clean your brush

I was trained by CND, I've used most brands over the last 15+ years, currently loving CJP - it's a UK brand, fairly new to the market but getting a loyal following quickly
Yes I’m familiar with cjp I plan on ordering from them one day . The new brush actually did not have much packing gum on it and I made sure to look at videos on how to unbox a new brush , no video involved acetone only monomer soo I only used monomer . I’m going to try one more time and clean the new brush with fresh monomer really well and see how to bead comes out
 

Anna Ljungberg

Well-Known Member
I remember watching this video, by young nails using YN products.
It might be useful to you if you haven't watched it already.

 

Athanailartist

New Member
I remember watching this video, by young nails using YN products.
It might be useful to you if you haven't watched it already.

Yes thank you I have watched this video ...wasn’t much help especially since it was done on a nail forms .
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek

Athanailartist

New Member
That doesn't make any difference
In my opinion the application is different , you’re not going to apply Acrylic the same way you apply on tips
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
In my opinion the application is different , you’re not going to apply Acrylic the same way you apply on tips
Disagree
Explain why you think that?
 

JulesT

Member
I ditto trinity. We gotta keep out brushes away from acetone. Also, its best to not pick at the brush or put to much pressure on the bristles.
Do you use the 3 ball method or one bead method?
 
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Athanailartist

New Member
I’ve tried all 3 ball methods . It’s crazy though because I have air bubbles whether I use clear or color acrylic any brand . I’ve even tried monomers with the same brand acrylics . No difference. This is really stressful
 

ciderella71

Well-Known Member
Are you working in a different room? Just wondering if the temperature has dropped as it should also be setting much quicker then that.
 

Athanailartist

New Member
It’s something I’m doing , I’ve worked in different environments, different brands etc.
 

ciderella71

Well-Known Member
Shaking the monomer?
 

Athanailartist

New Member
I don’t think I do that but what problems can that cause ?
 

JulesT

Member
Shaking will add airbubbles. One bead method is the best method for me
 

Daphne84

New Member
I'm still in training so don't have the experience of the previous posters but I was under the impression that you can reduce air bubbles by making sure your brush is free of bubbles by splaying the bristles of the brush on the bottom of a dampen dish filled with monomer. Is this myth or does this actually help?
 

ciderella71

Well-Known Member
I'm still in training so don't have the experience of the previous posters but I was under the impression that you can reduce air bubbles by making sure your brush is free of bubbles by splaying the bristles of the brush on the bottom of a dampen dish filled with monomer. Is this myth or does this actually help?
You should do this before each set to remove any air
 
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