Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What items do I have to start off with?
A: For those who are new to the Konad Stamping Nail system, we recommend to start with one special polish, one image plate, and stamp & scraper.

Q: Can I use regular nail polish to create nail art design?
A: Some of our customers use other regular polishes and their results vary. The regular nail polish might be too thin for the stamp to pick up the image from the image plate. Our special polishes are specially formulated and they are about 5 to 6 times thicker than the regular polishes.

Q: How long does the nail design last?
A: The nail design can last as long as the regular nail polish if a topcoat is applied over the design. Try our clear topcoat for extra shine.

Q: Can I use your products in my nail salon?
A: Yes you can!! The nail designs are as good as the airbrushed and it takes less time to do.

Q: What is the difference between special polishes and princess special polishes?
A: Both are used for stamping only. The only difference is the quantity. Special polishes are 11ml and the princess special polishes are 12ml.

Instructions:

Please follow the instructions below for best results:

Put sufficient polish on the image plate design and scrape excess off immediately because once the polish on the plate is dry, you will not be able to pick up the image with the stamp. When you do the scraping, make sure all the excess polish is scraped off. Don't worry about scratching the plate, as it will not damage the image plate.

Once you have successfully scrape off the excess polish, use the stamp to pick up the image by either roll over the image or press it down firmly onto the plate. Please note that if you press too hard onto the image plate, the rubber part of the stamp might be pushed in and it will not be able to lift the image out from the image plate.

When you can see the image being transfer to the stamp, row it onto your nail immediately. If you have waited too long, the image on the stamp might be too dry to be placed on your nail.

Please remember that our nail polishes are specially formulated and are much more thicker than the regular polishes that are available at the stores.

When you apply the top coat, make sure the brush is not touching the design as it will smear the image, even though it might looks dry to you. Do not re-dab or repeat. Wait until the top coat is dry, then you can put another coat to cover the whole nail.

Clean the image plate, stamp and scraper with non-oil base nail polish remover after each application. If they are not clean thoroughly, you will not be able to transfer the image from the plate.

If you still have problem transferring the image, use a nail filer and slightly file the stamper. Sometime this method will eliminate the problem.

Tips:

Use the special nail polishes for stamping only. The special polishes are not used as base coat.

To create pastel color, you can mix the white special polish with other colors on the nail art design. Use a toothpick and mix the colors together. Then, scrape and stamp.

Gold and silver special polishes are best to be used on top of darker color nail polishes base coat for an eye- catching effect. Please note that the silver and gold special polishes have a "subtle" look, not as prominent as the solid colors. White special polish shows relatively on any color base coat.

You can pick or choose a portion of a nail design by applying the special polish to the desired portion of the image.

Use non-oil based acetone nail polish remover (with no moisturizer or lotion added) to clean the stamp, scraper, and the image plate after each use. If the nail polish remover is enriched with moisturizer and lotion, it will leave a thin film of "oil" on the image plate, stamp, and scraper that make it very difficult to pick up or transfer the image.

How To apply the top coat:

It's best to wait for a few minutes before applying the clear topcoat over the image design. Otherwise, the design may smear or bleed, as the special polishes are much thicker than the regular polishes.

Apply topcoat quickly just once dividing into 2 or 3 parts. Do not dab or repeat, as it will smear the image. If you missed some areas of the nail, wait until the topcoat is dried and apply another layer to cover the whole nail.

Use abundant amount of topcoat and try to apply it horizontally with the brush "flat" and glide onto the nail. Try not to touch the design with the brush. For better result, apply one more layer of the topcoat to the whole nail when the first layer is dried.

Nail Polish Safety Guidelines:

  • Recommended for ages 7 and up.
  • Use under adult supervision.
  • Shake the nail polish before each use, and close the bottle cap after each use.
  • Keep away from heat, sources of ignition, and young children.
  • Use in well ventilated area.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Be careful of the scraper and edges of the image plates.


Main Ingredients of our Special Polishes:

  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Butyl Acetate
  • Camphor
  • Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate
  • Phthalic Anhidride
  • Trimellitic Anhidride
  • Gycols Copolymer
  • Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate
  • Nitrocellulose
  • Stearalkonium Hectorite
  • Silica Dimethyl Silylate