How to Make Homemade Nail Glue

Women depend on the good maintenance of their nails to signify to the world that they are well put together, neat and they have good hygiene. Broken, chipped or otherwise unsightly, unkempt nails can give off the opposite impression. All women hate when they break a nail. Depending on whether you have acrylic/gel or natural nails, maintaining nails can cost money. Rather than paying $3-$5 to repair a chipped or broken nail at a mail salon, you can make your own nail glue to meet your needs. Doing this can not only save you time but money. All you need are a few items that are commonly found and used around the house. This very well could cost you no money at all. The solution is quick and easy. Here’s how.


Step 1

Polyvinyl Acetate Glue is the same as white glue that is commonly used. If you don’t have any white glue lying around the house then visit your local drugstore, value store or craft store to pick some up.

Step 2

Prepare your dish to make your glue in.Start with a clean, dry container. Pour some polyvinyl acetate glue into the dish.

Step 3

Add clear nail polish to the white glue in the dish. Use a type of polish that nourishes and aids in nail growth for the sake of your natural nails. You want to add half of the contents of the clear nail polish to the white glue.

Step 4

Now we need to mix the product. Use a toothpick to thoroughly blend the nail polish with the white glue. Blend well. Check for streaks and other signs that the mixture is not fully incorporated. You will need a separate clean toothpick to apply the glue.

Step 5

When you are ready to repair the broken nail, get a new toothpick. Place a small amount of the glue mixture on the tip of the toothpick. Cover approximately 1/3 of the total nail surface. Press the acrylic replacement overlay in place. If you are not adding a replacement acrylic overlay and you are mending your natural nail, place the glue directly on top of the the break to seal it.

Step 6

Apply pressure to adhere the  replacement acrylic overlay to the natural nail. Check to see if the glue is holding the your nail and the replacement acrylic overlay together after 90 seconds. If you find that it is not adhering, apply another thin layer of glue. Do this for each nail that needs to be repaired. Nails will fully harden and secure after about 15 minutes has elapsed. After wards, be sure to protect the nail. Don’t use your nails as tools. For example use fingertips and not nail tips to open the tab on a can of soda.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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