How to: Remove Gel Polish

How to: Remove Gel Polish - Polish Amsterdam

What do you need

80/100 grit buffer
120/180 file
manicure brush
Silicone nail clips
Liquid remover
Cuticle pusher


Step 1: Buff Away the Shine

First up, grab our 80/100 grit buffer. Buff the gel polish off your nails, moving from left to right until all the shine is completely gone. Pro tip: Buff gently but thoroughly to avoid damaging your natural nail. 

Step 2: File for a perfect finish

Next, take our 120/180 nail file to finish the process. Make sure the shine is removed from the entire nail for a smooth base. Pro tip: Filing in one direction helps prevent splitting and ensures a smooth surface. 

Step 3: Brush Off the Dust

Use our manicure brush to wipe away any excess dust from your nails. Pro tip: Brushing in a downward motion keeps dust from flying everywhere. 

Step 4: Soak and Soften

For this step, you’ll need our silicone rubber nail clips and liquid remover. Take a small piece of cotton big enough to cover your nail, apply a few drops of liquid remover, and place the cotton on your nail. Make sure the cotton is soaked enough; if not, add a few more drops once it's on your nail. Secure the clips on your nails and let them soak for about 10 minutes. Don't forget to set your timer! Pro Tip: For stubborn gel polish, gently massage the clip over your nail to help the remover penetrate.

Step 5: Remove Excess Product

After 10 minutes, gently remove the nail clips and cotton. Using our cuticle pusher, carefully scrape off the excess gel polish, working from the edges to the center of your nails. Pro Tip: Be patient and gentle to avoid damaging your nail bed.