Do’s and Don'ts with Nail Stamper and Nail Stamping Plate

Posted by Yassin Ongca

Nail stamping is a great way to stamp nails with quick, easy and unique nail designs without having to go to a nail salon. However, there are some do's and don'ts when it comes to using nail stampers and nail stamping plates. Nail stamper is a small, silicone tool that helps you apply your nail designs with precision and ease, while nail stamping plates are a thin piece of metal or plastic that has a design carved onto it and by the use of a nail polish the image on the stamping plates is transferred to your nail plate. So, before you start stamping your nails, make sure to read these tips!

Do’s and Don'ts with Nail Stamping

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Related Product: The Monocle Stamper v2.0
  1.  Priming your nail stamper head

Do’s Don'ts
Use dishwashing soap and water to gently rub the stamper head once you receive the stamper only. Do not buff the stamper head with a nail file. This will ruin the clear effect.
  1. Pressure Application

Do’s Don'ts
Use even light pressure when picking up the stamped images. Do not hulk smash your delicate nail stamp. This will cause tears in the stamper head and will result in poor pick up.
  1. Pickup Techniques

Do’s Don'ts
Try various techniques for perfect pickup such as the direct up and down method, and the one way rolling pick up.. Do not roll the stamper back and forth. This will cause the stamped images to stick back onto the nail plate.
Try to get a clean pickup using even light pressure in one smooth motion. Do not try double pick up. This will cause the stamped images to stick to the nail plate or result in a poor pickup.
Make sure you immediately pick up your design after scraping the excess polish away. Do not wait or hesitate after you scrape away the excess polish since it dries up quickly.
  1. Cleaning your tools

Do’s Don'ts
Try various techniques for perfect pickup such as the direct up and down method, and the one way rolling pick up. Do not use a dirty stamper head that has left over stamped imagery because it will transfer onto the nail plates when you try to pick up another nail design.
Use 100% acetone to clean your plate only but never be used with your stamper head or holder. Do not ever use regular polish remover to clean your nail stamping plate or stamper.


For guidance and reference, you may also view our "Dos and don'ts" video.

So, there you have it! Everything you need to know about nail stamps and how to get the most out of them. Just be sure to avoid these common mistakes and you’ll be on your way to gorgeous nails in no time. Now that you’re armed with this knowledge, go forth and create some amazing nails with our Nail Stamping Kits and Bundles.

As always, if you have any questions or need help choosing the right design for your nails, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We love helping our fans find the perfect look to confidently show off their style in all seasons!

If you’re in need of more inspiration for your first or next manicure, check out our Instagram and Pinterest. And if you finally decide to start your stamping journey, these best selling products below are worth trying.

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Practice makes Extraordinary! Happy Stamping!

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  • Would like a similar video on stamping the fingernails. I have a problem with distortion. How to stamp and get a good image?

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