Polish - Cured??
I would like to know the differences between a partially cured nail polish and a fully cured nail polish material.
Nail polish is a bit like acrylic products - it is what we call a cold cure
product. Meaning that it sets up and cures of its own accord without
needing any accelerator sprays or lights to speed up the process.
Partially cured nail polish is quite simply polish which is partially dry
but not completely.
hope that answers your query.
Jilly Jones - author "Brushing up"
Actually, nail polish doesn't "cure". Curing is a chemical reaction
that creates artificial nails, but not nail color. The following
description applies to nail polish, lacquer, enamel or varnish. These are
all the same type of product. The only difference between the various names
is in the way they are marketed. All of these types of products use the
same types of ingredients and harden in the same way. They harden when the
solvents in the formula evaporate away, leaving dry film (which holds the
color to your nail)... much like hairspray leaves a film that hold hair in
place. Therefore, partially hardened nail polish still contains solvents in
the film, so it is still soft. Once all the solvents evaporate, the polish
will harden to a smooth, shiny film.
Hope that answers your questions.
V.P. Science of Science & Technology
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