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« on: August 06, 2006 11:07:53 AM »

Um, I bought matte finish varnish instead of gloss, but I have some clear nail polish.  So can I use clear nail polish to seal polymer clay creations? 

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006 11:37:01 AM »


can I use clear nail polish to seal polymer clay creations?

That depends on the type of fingernail polish you have... acrylic polish is fine, non-acrylic is not.  Here's some info on that:

fingernail polish (clear, acrylic) does fine on polymer clay
... however, "enamel" nail polish is usually a no no, and can turn sticky up to 6 months later (usually indicates somewhere on the bottle, but may not)
.......I have some pieces that are about 6 years old that are holding up a look great. ...some turn yellow, but a good brand of nail polish won't yellow (I use Revlon).....gloss only
...nail polish intended for use on fake acrylic fingernails should be fine??
...or should be possible, if necessary, to coat with an acrylic liquid first (even thinned white glue), and then apply the enamel polish over it only on those areas protected by the acrylic
... Maybelline Wet Shine is an acrylic polish, so it's safe to use... I've been using it on clay and painted wood items for about a year. No stickiness, it doesn't peel off and it doesn't seem to change color. Connie
....... love the look of it, very wet looking and glassy... I also want to use it as a top coat over Varathane and over Polyglaze (which requires a sealer to avoiding becoming cloudy from body oils or moisture--see above in Finishes Made Specif. for Clay) ---large areas are easier to cover with the varathane first
........it adds that wet look that really makes the piece and colors pop ...a dichroic glass look is helped by the additional glossiness. Nancy

There's much more info on all finishes that are okay for polymer clay on this page:

And here's a recent discussion we have on a similar topic: topic:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=110588.0


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