What you need
- Nail Tip Cutter
- Nail File (150, 180 grit)
- Sponge Buffer (280 grit)
- Emery Board
- Cotton Pads
- Orangewood Stick
- Aluminium Foil
- Cuticle Oil
Please read through Safety Precautions for Acrylic Nails before you start.
Acrylic Nail Course
If you would like to watch a tutorial video, click here for my Acrylic Nail Course.
How to Remove Acrylic Nails – Procedure
- Hold the nail tip cutter with the blade facing towards you. Cut acrylic nails little by little to make them short. Do not cut in big chunks to avoid cracking the natural nail. You can do this in a plastic bag to prevent the bits from flying away.
- File the surface evenly with a 150 grit nail file to remove top coat or any nail art materials.
- Soak a cotton pad with a decent amount of acetone and wrap the nail.
- Wrap the cotton and the nail with a piece of aluminium foil.
- Repeat Step 3 and 4 on the rest of the nails. Soak for 15 minutes.
- Carefully open the foil and scrape the softened acrylics off.
- Wrap in the same foil again and soak for another 10 minutes. Repeat Step 6 and 7 until most of acrylics are removed.
- Gently buff with the sponge buffer to remove any leftover acrylics. File with a 180 grit file (or an emery board) to shape the natural nails.
- Wash hands thoroughly with hand soap. Apply cuticle oil and massage well into the skin and nails.