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How to Make Press on Nails Thicker, Stronger & Harder?

Last Updated on September 21, 2022 by SulaBeauty Staff

Press-on nails have been trending and are loved by many ever since they made a comeback in the market. However, at the same time, one common setback that the majority of clients face is that the nails are pretty fragile. The Press-on nails are composed of plastic and hence, break quite easily. 

If you’re facing such problems with your weak press-on nails, you’re probably looking for some ideas to increase the thickness of these false nails and make them stronger and harder. 

Well, you’re at the right place. This blog post will help you with a detailed step-by-step guide to make your fragile press-on nails stronger than ever to ensure they last long and don’t break.

Without any further ado, let us read through for more details.

How to Make Press on Nails Thicker, Stronger & Harder?

If you’re struggling with Press-on nails that are brittle or fragile, follow the below given step-by-step procedure.

We’re confident you’ll find them helpful in making your Press-on nails thick, strong, stiff, and look real enough that they do not break as easily as before. 

1. Soak Nails in Warm Water for 10 Minutes

To begin with, submerge and soak the press-on nails you will apply in warm water for at least 10 minutes. And then you may take them out. 

The warm water will help the nails to soften down. And then, we may resume the procedure to make them harder and thicker.    

2. Apply a Thick Coat of Clear Nail Polish and Let Dry

As you take the nails out of the water, wipe the excess water using a towel or tissue. Place each nail on the Press-on display stand or attach them to a cotton bud with the help of adhesive tabs. 

Once the nails are set up, apply a layer of Clear Nail Paint on each nail, one at a time. Many nail technicians suggest that you apply a thick coat as it helps the nail become more thick and hard. Allow them 5-7 minutes to dry. 

3. Apply a Strengthening Basecoat to Nails and Let Dry

Once dried, start applying a layer of strengthening Base coast on each of the nails, one at a time. Once done, allow them further 5-7 minutes to dry.

Now, this additional layer of Basecoat would not only make the nails thicker but also stronger. It’d help and prevent your brittle Press-on nails from breaking. 

4. Apply a Top Coat of Clear Nail Polish and Let Dry

Lastly, add a layer of Top coat of Clear Nail Polish to each nail, ensuring the previous layer has dried well. Allow them 4-5 minutes to dry again. 

The top coat will help the previously applied layers of Clear Nail Polish and strengthening Basecoat to stay in place and helps them harden. And it further keeps them intact, minimizing the chances of splitting or breaking the Press-ons.

5. Enjoy Your Stronger Nails!

After application of the triple layer formula, allow your trendy Press-ons a considerable amount of time to dry. And once they’re ready, you’re all set to wear and rock the Press-on nails. Only this time, they’re more vital than ever.


Press-on nails tend to break and split after a few days of application. So, if you were about to give up on them, you must try this 5 step procedure to make them thick and strong.

It will reduce the brittleness and increase the lifespan of your false nails, and you may even re-use them in future events. 

Try it for yourself, and you’ll be amazed at the results.

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