Can I Paint Over Liquid Nails?

If you’re anything like us, you probably use liquid nails to seal up small cuts or holes in your wooden furniture, cabinets, and other home decor. But did you know that the same stuff can also be used as nail polish? You may have never thought of using it as a DIY manicure before now, but liquid nails is an easy way to get a fabulous manicure at home. The only catch is that once it is on your fingers, there’s no removing it without peeling off your own skin. (It’s like those stickers that kids get on their hands and can only be removed by pilling off the skin.)

If you don’t want to go through that experience again anytime soon, here are some suggestions for whether or not you can paint over liquid nails with another type of nail varnish.

Can You Paint Over Liquid Nails?

Yes, you can paint over liquid nails. The question is whether or not you should. You can paint over liquid nails in the same way that you would paint over other types of adhesives. If you want to cover the liquid nails with nail varnish, you have to make sure to pick a type that is thick enough to cover up the liquid nails. If you just use a normal nail varnish, the liquid nails won’t be covered up by it. It will just be sitting on top of it. If you want to use liquid nails to fix a hole in a piece of furniture, you’ll have to be extra careful with your nails. Once you’ve applied the liquid nails and allowed it to dry, you’re stuck with that nail varnish decision for good. It’s not like super glue or Gorilla glue where you can take it off and start over if you don’t like the result. If you press your nails into the liquid nails, you’re stuck with that nail varnish until you remove your own skin.

Will Liquid Nails Ruin Your Nail Polish?

If you choose a nail varnish thick enough to cover up the liquid nails, then you shouldn’t have to worry about the liquid nails ruining your nail polish. Just make sure to pick a nail varnish that is thick and goopy enough to cover up the liquid nails. We’d recommend using a nail varnish that is at least as thick as a standard top coat.

Anything thinner than that doesn’t stand a chance against the liquid nails. If you’re unsure about which nail varnish to use, test it out on the back of your hand to see if it’s thick enough to cover up the liquid nails.

Can You Just Add More Liquid Nails To Fix Mistakes?

If you applied too little liquid nails at first, then you can add more liquid nails to the same spot to cover up your mistake. However, don’t add too much at once. Once you’ve applied liquid nails to a surface, you have to let it dry before adding more. Otherwise, everything just mixes together into a sticky mess. We’ve found that one can of liquid nails can do a whole lot of nail art. So if you’re using it to fix holes, you may want some smaller cans of liquid nails.

Should You Use Acrylic Instead of Liquid Nails?

If you’re worried about the liquid nails ruining your nail polish, you can use acrylic paint to cover up the holes instead. Acrylic paint is much more thick and goopy than your average nail varnish. It’s also much stickier. Acrylic is also much thicker than liquid nails. So if you want to use it to cover up holes, you’ll have to use several coats of acrylic to cover up the holes. If you just use one coat of acrylic, you won’t be able to cover the holes at all.

Final Words

If you want to paint over liquid nails, make sure to use a very thick nail varnish that is goopy enough to completely cover up the liquid nails. If you use a standard nail varnish, it won’t cover up the liquid nails. If you do decide to paint over liquid nails, you’re stuck with that choice for good.

The only way to remove the nail varnish is to pry it off your nails. So make sure you’re okay with that before you use liquid nails to seal up your holes and cuts.

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