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How to Stamp Nails

Everything you need to know about how to stamp nails. Step by step tutorial for doing them at home, tips + tricks, and the best places to get the supplies.


Nail Stamping Plates

Nail Stamper

Nail Polish Remover

Clean Up Supplies

  • cotton make up remover pads or cotton balls
  • clean up brush
  • toothpicks
  • paper towels
  • Scotch Tape
  • any office tape that isn’t super sticky is fine

Base Coat Nail Polish

Nail Polish for base colors


    • Start with painted and fully dried nails. Start with a base coat and end with a top coat on top of your colors. Use a toothpick to take of polish that strayed into the side of your nail. This is also a good time to use the clean up brush and acetone to remove stray polish from your skin.
    • Paint a coat of contrasting nail polish onto your design plate.
    • Scrap excess off with scraper.
    • With a rolling motion press the stamper onto the stamp plate to transfer the design to the stamper.
    • Stamp onto the desired nail also using a rolling motion.
    • Use tape to pull of any stamped polish that got on your skin (it works like magic).
    • Use acetone with cotton pad to clean up your plate between each stamping.
    • Allow to dry and top with a coat of clear polish make sure it is stamping friendly some top coats will smear nail stamping polish.
    • Use your clean up brush to get any stray nail polish off of your skin.
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