Maintaining Your Press On Nails: Tips for Durability and Longevity


Ladies, we all love the convenience and versatility of press-on nails. They allow us to change our nail style as often as we like, without the time and expense of a salon visit. But how can we make our press-on nails last longer, and keep them looking great? Here are some tips for maintaining your press-on nails, ensuring their durability and longevity.

Preparation is Key

Before applying your press-on nails, it’s important to prepare your natural nails. Start by soaking your hands in warm water for about 10 minutes. This will soften your cuticles, making them easier to push back. Then, gently remove any hangnails with a nipper. File and buff your nails to create a smooth, shine-free surface. This will help the press-on nails adhere better.

Choose the Right Size

Press-on nails come in different sizes. It’s important to choose the right size for your nails. If the press-on nail is too big, it won’t adhere properly and may pop off. If it’s too small, it may not cover your natural nail completely. At Lilium Nails, we offer a wide range of sizes to ensure a perfect fit for everyone.

Apply Correctly

Applying your press-on nails correctly is crucial for their longevity. Start by applying glue to the center of your natural nail, not the press-on nail itself. This will help prevent spills. Then, align the press-on nail with your nail bed and press down firmly for about 20 seconds. This will ensure a strong bond.

Avoid Water

Try to avoid submerging your press-on nails in water for at least 24 hours after application. Water can weaken the adhesive and cause the nails to loosen. After 24 hours, you can wash your hands as usual, but try to avoid soaking your nails for extended periods.


When it’s time to remove your press-on nails, soak them in warm water. This will help to loosen the adhesive and make the nails easier to remove. Never try to force or peel off a press-on nail, as this can damage your natural nail.

In conclusion, with the right preparation, application, and care, your press-on nails can last longer and continue to look great. So why not give it a try? You might just find that press-on nails are the perfect fit for your lifestyle.