How to remove dip powder nails?

Dip powder nails are popular across ladies because of their shiny, rich texture and strong, long-lasting appearance. It is easier to obtain perfect looking gel nails and dip powder nails with the right method using the right products. Same is the case with its removal process. if you are aware of the most suitable products and procedure, it’s a breeze to get off the gel nail polish or dip powder nails easily at home.

So, no worries if you have got to remove your dip powder sns nails at home, we have got you covered here:


Things you need:

  • Acetone
  • File, buffer or sanding stick
  • Cotton balls
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cotton cloth
  • Bowl

There are basically two ways or methods that can be used to remove SNS dip powder nails using acetone. You can either use one of them or both collectively for getting perfectly clean nails at home.

Method 1:

In the first method, we can simply get rid of the dip powder nails by soaking the nails into acetone liquid.

  1. At first sand your nails and file them and remove the top coat of the nails gently. Remember, not to scratch the nails too hard as it may damage your nails too. Make sure to use gentle strokes and remove the upper layer only.
  2. Take 1-2 bowls depending on if you need to clean nails on both hands, or one at a time, half-fill the bowl with warm or a bit of hot water. Dip the nails for 15 minutes or 20 minutes. This will help in softening the layers and make it easier to remove with later steps.
  3. Take other bowls with smaller size and place paper cloth dipped in acetone in them. Soak your nails on that paper cloth by keeping them dipped in the cloth that is dripping with acetone. There should be plenty of acetone added on the paper cloth to soak nails properly without leaving them dry.
  4. After 15-20 minutes you can remove your nails from the acetone dipped paper cloth and gently rub-off the nails to remove the gel nails polish layers.
  5. If you still see spots of the base coat on your nails you can use a buffer to remove them away.

Method 2:

The second method also includes the same ingredients but a different method for easier removal:

  1. Remove the upper layer on your nails using the sanding stick or buffer with gentle strokes so that the nails are not damaged.
  2. After filing and sanding clean your nails using cotton balls gently and make sure debris is
  3. Dip 10-11 cotton swabs in acetone for some time and make sure they are dripping with acetone when you place them on your nails.
  4. Cut small pieces of aluminum foil, each piece should be enough to cover the fingertips to keep cotton balls in place, on your nails.
  5. Now, place the cotton balls (dipped and dripping with acetone) on your nails and cover each fingertip separately with the pieces of aluminum foil. This will keep the cotton balls on the nails for better soaking and easier gel removal.
  6. Make sure to wait for 7-10 minutes. After that gently remove the foil from each finger and rub the nails to remove the gel or lds dip powder nails coats. In case if they don’t come off you can leave it for a few minutes more.
  7. Finish your nails with filer or sanding stick with gentle strokes and make sure not to scrape too hard.

Cautions and tips

  • Make sure you dip your nails for a considerable time to remove dip-powder nail gel easily and don’t rush.
  • Keep the nail foils intact in a finger shape cup and remove without unwrapping them. This will help in putting them back easily if you need to soak your nails again.
  • Don’t scratch or scrap the nails too hard as it may damage the nails.
  • Let your nails rest for a few days before deciding to repaint it. Choose gel or dip nail polish such as opi gel polish or kiara sky dip powder, these are good suggestions for you.

Now that you have two slightly different ways to remove your dip powder nail polish or gel nail polish, you can use either of these depending on your preference. The common ingredient is acetone so you have to be sure you have it with you. In addition to that proper preparing, sanding and filing the nails properly are a few steps that are helpful in getting perfectly finished nails.