CakesInc.Nails - Acrylic Sculptor 16
CakesInc.Nails acrylic sculptor is the perfect brush for sculpting acrylic nails or in general for the more experienced nail technicians also for faster work.
- 100% Kolinsky, round bristles that will flatten out automatically.
- Aqua glitter handles.
- For all kinds of acrylic work.
*** DO NOT LET ACETONE OR MONOMER TOUCH THE CLEAR HANDLE, PLEASE COAT WITH CLEAR UV/LED GEL TOP COAT TO PROTECT. ***
All brushes during the manufacturing process have a "gum" product put into the hairs to aid with shaping and also to protect the hairs till it’s used. This gum product has to be fully removed before using the brush for the first time, if you do not remove this gum from your brushes it can cause discoloration of the product you’re applying and cause the hairs on the brush to split down the middle.
How to prepare brushes before the first use?
Step 1: Firstly, take the protective plastic sleeve off your new brush (never replace the plastic sleeve on to any brush that you’ve used with monomer as the monomer can melt the plastic and damage your brush). With your thumb and forefinger gently start to tease the hairs of your brush and you will see a fine "dust" coming out of the brush. This is the "gum" residue being removed, you must keep doing this until there is no "dust" remaining. For larger brushes it can take quite a few minutes to get all the residue out of it, especially the acrylic brush as it has a large belly on it. Once you are sure all the residue has been removed you can then continue with the advice below for individual preparation depending on what product/system you are going to use with your brush.
Step 2: Once you have prepared your new brush you will now need to "soak" it in monomer. Put a small amount of monomer into a dappendish and dip your brush in and out of it until the brush has soaked up some monomer make sure all air bubbles are removed. Many nail techs put their brush in the dappendish and leave it in there, we advise you not to do this as it can kink the hairs on the brush and cause damage. Whenever you're not using your brush ensure you put it away in a brush case, this will help prevent potential damage and any contamination from things like dust and oils. Never store your acrylic brushes upright either, have the hairs of the brush pointing down or lay your brushes flat, this will help prevent any remaining old monomer from sitting in the belly of your brush and causing contamination. Always check your brush when you've finished your application to ensure no acrylic product is left in it, place your brush into your monomer and gently wipe and re-shape it on paper towel before putting it away. If for any reason you do get any product stuck in your brush, it will of set hard so you will need to use a brush cleaner type product to be able to remove it. Most brush cleaners do have an acetone type product in them and this can dry the hairs of your brush, so we recommend that you only use these types of cleaners if absolutely necessary.
To ensure a prolonged life and optimal performance, proper care and maintenance must be observed:
- Avoid skin contact with the bristles whenever possible. Oils from the body can deteriorate the bristles over time.
- Use monomer for cleaning kolinsky acrylic brushes whenever possible.
- Do not use acetone. Even just one washing in acetone can dehydrate the bristles enough to affect their performance. Acetone strips the brush of its natural moisture. Once the bristles become dehydrated, they will be unable to hold liquids, rendering the brush useless. Acetone will also dissolve the glue that holds the bristles into the ferrule (the metal band that holds the bristles and attaches them to the handle).
- Keep a separate bottle of monomer that’s used only for cleaning brushes — not for nail services.