How to Repair Gel Nails at Home

 Are you tired of constantly going to the salon to get your gel nails fixed? Why not try repairing them at home? Repairing your gel nails at home can save you time and money. Keep reading to learn how to repair gel nails at home.

Repair Gel Nails At Home

What You Will Need:

Before you start repairing your gel nails, here are the things you will need:

  • Gel nail polish
  • Nail file
  • Buffer
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Nail glue
  • Cuticle oil

Step 1: Remove the Old Gel Polish

Use a nail file to gently remove the old gel polish. Be careful not to file down your natural nails.

Step 2: Buff Your Nails

Use a buffer to gently buff your nails. This will help the new gel polish adhere better.

Step 3: Clean Your Nails

Use an alcohol wipe to clean your nails. This will remove any debris and oil from your nails.

Step 4: Apply Nail Glue

Apply a small amount of nail glue to your natural nails. Be careful not to apply too much as it can cause the gel polish to lift.

Step 5: Apply Gel Polish

Apply the gel polish to your nails. Make sure to apply it smoothly and evenly.

Step 6: Cure the Gel Polish

Cure the gel polish under a UV lamp for the recommended time. This will ensure that the gel polish is fully cured and won't lift.

Step 7: Apply Cuticle Oil

Apply cuticle oil to your nails and massage it in. This will help hydrate your nails and cuticles.

Pros and Cons of Repairing Gel Nails at Home

Save moneyCan be time-consuming
ConvenientCan be difficult for beginners
Control over the outcomePotential for mistakes


Q: Can I use regular nail polish instead of gel polish?

A: No, regular nail polish will not work with gel nails. Gel polish is specially formulated to work with the gel base coat and UV lamp.

Q: How often do I need to repair my gel nails?

A: It depends on how fast your nails grow and how often you use your hands. On average, gel nails need to be repaired every two to three weeks.

Q: Can I repair my gel nails if they are chipped?

A: Yes, you can repair chipped gel nails at home. Follow the same steps as repairing a full set of gel nails.

Q: Can I use any type of nail glue?

A: No, you should only use nail glue that is specifically made for gel nails. Using the wrong type of glue can cause damage to your natural nails.

Now that you know how to repair gel nails at home, you can save time and money by doing it yourself. Remember to follow the steps carefully and use the right products. Happy repairing!