Precautions for the Primer "bottle":
ALWAYS Keep primer bottle placed
securely in the Tammy Taylor "Primer Holder". And re-snug the
primer bottle lid after each use.
Tammy likes to keep a towelette inside of the primer holder with the
primer bottle, to dab the primer brush before applying primer, and
to wipe the primer brush after priming.
Shelf life, Storage:
Primer should be able to be stored and
last a couple of years IF;
The lid is kept intact & the primer is
stored in a cool dark cabinet (not exposed to sunlight).
When primer is in regular use; a 1/2 oz. bottle should last about 6
months, when stored at your Station, depending on how many clients
you have. See below for nail count.
Storage of Primer
should not exceed 1 year.
fingernails will a 1/2 oz. bottle prime?
When primer is used on a regular basis,
a 1/2 oz. bottle should be able to prime about 1,000 fingernails, or
about 100 Full Sets. A 1/2 oz. bottle of primer should last an
average Technician about 4-7 weeks.
Contamination - How, Why, Problems & Lifting?
And... How to fix? Burning... note on wiping & over-priming.
The primer brush collects nail debris
from when you etched the fingernail. This debris, if primer
brush is not wiped, can go back into the primer bottle, causing
contamination of the primer.
When the primer brush is not
wiped of the etching debris from the fingernail before placing
brush back into the primer bottle, this debris collects in the
primer inside of the primer bottle.
This contamination process can
decrease the number of fingernails you can prime with a 1/2 oz.
bottle of primer.
When the primer starts to get
cloudy (called contaminated), the primer becomes NOT effective.
AND, when the primer is badly contaminated it will no longer work
properly as a primer, and can cause lifting.
How to fix:
Keep a "Tammy's Towelette" handy, to
wipe your primer brush, before placing primer brush back into the
primer bottle. Wiping your brush before placing the brush back
into the primer bottle will keep the primer clean & free of debris.
Note on wiping & over-priming: It is
recommended that you dab your primer brush on a "Tammy's Towelette"
before priming the natural fingernail; mainly to avoid over-priming
and causing any itching, burning, reddening or inflamed cuticles.
Solution for over-priming:
If you over-prime and cause any type of
burning reaction - To neutralize the primer action, soak the
fingernail(s) in a solution of
one tablespoon of regular baking soda in a cup of cool water for 1-2
What happens when
primer freezes, just thaw it out. Freezing does not harm
primer. But you must thaw the primer before using.
DO NOT loosen lid!
Let the primer in the primer bottle thaw with lid intact, by placing
primer bottle in a cup or glass of warm tap water for about 5-10
minutes, or until primer is completely liquid (no ice
crystals inside bottle).
Some Technicians will just hold the bottle under running warm tap
Note 1: Primer
may be frozen and thawed repeatedly, without harming Primer.
Note 2: CAUTION should be used so the lid is "not" removed or loosened UNTIL Primer is
Is it okay if the acrylic nail brush, when it
has liquid on it, to touch the natural fingernail that has already
Yes, it is
okay for your wet nail brush to contact the natural
fingernail that has already been primed.
This is a very common occurrence.