Easy Steps on How to Do Acrylic Nails at Home

Easy Steps on How to Do Acrylic Nails at Home

Get comfortable in your home as today you will be learning how to do your nails at the comfort of your home, so you can eliminate the trip to your nail technician.

Prep your nails:

This is the most important step and it must be done with all diligence.

  • Cut and file your natural nails to your desired length and shape.
  • Dust off any dust caused by filing nails.
  • Buff your natural nails to remove any excess oil and shine.
  • Apply nail primer to your natural nails. 
  • Ensure nail primer is dried before proceeding to fix your acrylic nails.

Apply nail extension

This is done to give your finger nails length and some elegance.

  • Pick out the right size of nail extension that fits your natural nails.
  • Apply glue to your natural nails and then fix the nail extension by pressing and holding it for twenty seconds until it is firm.
  • Use your nail cutter to cut the nail extension to your desired length.
  • File your nail extension to your desired shape.
  • Dust off any dust caused by the application of your nail extension.

Applying the acrylic

This is the main step if this procedure:

  • Pour liquid monomer into a dish.
  • Dip your acrylic brush into the liquid monomer and slide the tip of your brush on the dish to remove excess liquid.
  • Now dip the tip of your brush into the acrylic powder. Ensure you create a ball of acrylic powder.
  • Then press the brush with the acrylic powder ball on your nail extension from the bottom to the tip of your nails.
  • Repeat until you are happy with the coverage of the acrylic powder.
  • After doing all ten finger nails wait for 5 minutes for the acrylic to dry.
  • Once the acrylic is dry, file the entire nails until it is smooth.
  • Wash your hands and then dry them with a clean dry towel.
  • Apply top coat to seal your acrylic powder.
  • Moisturize your hands and your finger nails.

For a seamless application of acrylic nails ensure you do the following:

  • Take care of your natural nails and make sure they are in good condition before you consider fixing acrylic nails.
  • Practise makes perfect, the more you do the acrylic nails yourself, the better you become. The better you the longer the acrylic nails will last.
  • Moisturize your cuticles every day.
  • Apply top coat frequently.
  • Take nail supplements and vitamins.
  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty water.
  • Clean the underneath of your finger nails frequently, wash and sanitize your hands frequently.
  • Use gloves when washing or cleaning with water and or chemicals. Keep them dry.
  • Be gentle with your acrylic nails.
  • Avoid hitting your acrylic nails on objects.
  • Protect your acrylic nails from fungus and other nail infection; this happen when moisture has gotten to your nail bed. To prevent this, once your nails have started lifting you either take them off or refill.

When your nails have grown out, you can also refill them at home with the following steps

Simple steps on how to refill your acrylic nails by your self

  • Remove the old paint, only if you want to change the color.
  • Shorten previous acrylic nails length. (optional)
  • Buff your acrylic nails.
  • Apply primer to nails.
  • Apply nail glue to acrylic nails that have lifted a bit. If there has been a lot of lifting it is advisable to remove that acrylic nails and fix a fresh one.
  • Prepare and apply acrylic mixture in order to use it to fill the gap.
  • Leave the acrylic nails to dry.
  • File and buff to desired shape.
  • Wash your hands and then dry them.
  • Apply top coat to seal your acrylic powder.
  • Paint nails to any colour of your chosen.
  • Apply moisturizer.


How to do your acrylic nails at home is really easy to do. These are basic steps for simple acrylic nails. You could always add designs to your acrylic nails. Now that you know how to do your own acrylic nails, is this something you are willing to try? Please let me know in the comment section. Also did you learn anything new today? Thank you for your time.

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