How To Get Glue Off Press-On Nails For Reuse

Press-on nails are an economical and quick way to get that salon-perfect manicure at home. What's even better is that with a little care, you can reuse them, making them an even more budget-friendly beauty hack! The key to reusing your nail set is removing the glue from them after you've taken them off. While it may sound like a tedious task, it's actually quite simple when you know how to do it right. Here are some tips on how to get glue off your press-on nails.

Materials You'll Need

  • A small bowl
  • Acetone-based nail polish remover
  • Paper towels
  • Tweezers or a wooden cuticle stick
  • A gentle nail file

Step-By-Step Guide

Prepare Your Workspace
Find a flat, stable surface and lay down some paper towels to protect it from spills. Open windows or ensure you're in a well-ventilated area to disperse fumes from the nail polish remover.

Pour Acetone into a Bowl
Fill a small bowl with enough acetone-based nail polish remover to submerge the press-on nails. Be sure to use acetone-based remover, as non-acetone removers won't be effective in removing the glue.

Soak the Nails
Place your press-on nails in the bowl, ensuring they are completely submerged in the acetone. Allow them to soak for about 15-20 minutes. This will help to loosen the glue.

Gently Scrape Off the Glue
After soaking, take one nail out of the bowl and place it on the paper towel. Use tweezers or a wooden cuticle stick to gently scrape off the softened glue. Be cautious not to scrape too hard, as you don't want to damage the nail itself.

Buff and Polish
Once all the glue is removed, you may notice some residual glue spots or rough areas. Use a gentle nail file to buff these out carefully. Again, be cautious to avoid damaging the nail.

Thoroughly Dry the Nails
Before storing them away for future use, make sure the nails are completely dry. You can pat them dry with a paper towel and then allow them to air dry for several hours.

Store Properly
Once your press-on nails are clean, dry, and glue-free, store them in a cool, dry place. Make sure they are not piled on top of each other to prevent them from sticking together or losing their shape.


  • Do not use metal files or harsh abrasive materials on the press-on nails to avoid damaging them.
  • By taking the time to properly remove the glue from your press-on nails, you can extend their life and get even more value out of your purchase. Glamnetic offers a range of high-quality, reusable press-on nails that are perfect for any occasion. Take care of them, and they'll take care of you!

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