Tips to Avoid Clumpy Nails

In this lesson, we'll go over some helpful tips to help you avoid clumpy or lumpy nails when using dip powder.

Dip Powder
Est. 5-10 mins

Stir and Shake Dip Jar

Before application, ensure the dip powder is well-mixed by stirring and shaking to achieve consistent pigment distribution and reduce density.

Control Base Liquid Amount

Always pick a minimal amount of liquids (except Activator). Wipe excess inside the bottle to prevent over-saturation.

Maintain Parallel Brush

Keep the brush parallel to the nail surface during application to ensure thin and even layers of base liquid, avoiding lumps.

Gradual Application

Start applying the base three-quarters down the nail and push up towards the cuticle for each coat, progressively getting closer to avoid bulkiness.

Consider Pouring Method

If encountering rippling, experiment with pouring the powder over the nail instead of direct dipping.

Dip at a 45-Degree Angle

Dip the nail at a 45-degree angle into the powder to facilitate a smooth surface.

Remove Excess

Brush off all excess powder after each dip to prevent clumps and contamination of liquids.

Shape After Activation

File and shape nails after activating to refine the appearance and avoid bulkiness.

Utilize Pro Dip Tray

Consider using a dip tray tool for precise application. Pour powder into the tray, apply base, and dip nails with guidance for a smooth, clump-free finish.