Bubbles in Acrylic Nails?

Blog post about why acrylic nails sometimes have bubbles!

Acrylic nails is our business! We could go in depth and talk about molecular structure and give you an eBook about why air bubbles are in the acrylics you just applied to a customer…or… instead we can keep this simple! First is a simplified list of what cause bubbles in acrylic nails; second is a list of simple ideas on how you can reduce the bubbles! Last, if you want more details leave a comment and ask us! We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions!


Bubbles in acrylics are most commonly caused by:

  • Overworking the powder.
  • Using too much powder and/or not enough liquid.
  • Air gets trapped and the liquid dries before the bubbles have a chance to escape (most common in fast setting liquids or warmer climates.)
  • The brush contains air in the belly of the bristles.

(Note: Not all bubbles are bad. In fact, having a few of them increases flexibility.)


To prevent bubbles in acrylics:

  • Rid the brush of excess air. Press the brush to the bottom of the liquid dish and watch the bubbles float to the top.
  • Use proper liquid-to-powder ratios. Generally 1.5:1, respectively.
  • Adjust the temperature of the liquid by keeping in a warmer or cooler spot (warmer liquid tends to dry faster than cool liquid.)


Thank you for reading and always feel free to comment!!


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By Peter DeSantis the Marketing Director at DeEnterprises Inc., a Chemical Manufacturer of Manicure and Pedicure Products. You can find Peter on Google+ and Twitter.