Instructions for Water-Based Nail Polish

How to apply Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish

Suncoat Water-based Nail Polish is applied and removed a bit differently than conventional nail polish. Following these simple steps will ensure beautiful names without exposure to the toxic chemical fumes of other nail polishes. Better for you, your family and our environment.

  1. Clean your nails. Your nails must be clean, dry and free of any grease, lotion, or dirt. Oil and skin lotion repel water-based nail polish.
  2. Shake bottle before applying. If the polish is too thick, add one or two drops of water at a time, and shake well.
  3. Apply several thin coats. Two or more coats are recommended. Allow the polish to dry a minute in between coats.
  4. Finish with our Clear Top Coat for greater resistance to chipping.
  5. Avoid soaking your nails in hot water the first two hours after application. Although your nail polish will feel dry, it takes a few hours to completely set.
  6. For greater colour intensity, apply additional coats. We use earth pigments rather than chemical dyes to colour the polish. Sometimes additional thin coats may be needed to strengthen the colour.



Store indoors at an ambient temperature. Do not leave the nail polish in the car during very hot or very cold weather. Never allow the polish to freeze! Keep out of reach of children. Once open, use within twenty four (24) months.

How to remove Suncoat Water-Based Nail Polish

Suncoat Water-based Nail Polish is formulated to adhere to the nail bed for long lasting effect. If left on the nails for more than a week, it can be more difficult to remove.

  1. Remove the polish within one week of application.
  2. Use Suncoat Natural Nail Polish Remover, which is corn and soya based, free of toxic acetone or acetate chemical fumes. Conventional nail polish remover will not work on our water-based nail polish.
  3. Hold Suncoat Natural Nail Polish Remover on your nails with a well-soaked cotton ball, allowing at least 2 minutes for the remover to penetrate and soften the polish.
  4. Rub the nails until the polish is fully removed.
  5. Use a flat topped wood cuticle stick to gently scrape off the polish can also be helpful.
  6. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.


Removal without Nail Polish Remover

We recommend using Suncoat Natural Nail Polish Remover. It is however, also possible to soak your nails in hot water for at least 5 minutes (or following a hot bath or shower), within one week of application, and gently scrap off the polish using your fingernails or a flat tipped wood cuticle stick. If the polish has been on your nails for more than two weeks, it is usually hard to remove, in which case allow your nails to grow out.

Important: If your nails are weak or damaged, please consult your health care provider for advice.