Generally speaking the smART nails stencils are quite an inexpensive tool to create nail art and they were theoretically designed for one time use only. That said, reusing them is not complicated at all and it can be quite useful sometimes. You might want to make a double application design or you might want to keep one of them for longer and use it in more than just one occasion. No matter the reason if you want to keep and reuse your stencils you will have to take a bit of care every time you use them in order to keep them in good shape.
DOUBLE APPLICATION OF P018
THE EASIEST WAY TO REUSE THE STENCILS is to use a minimum quantity of nail polish in the first application, so that you would steal have a satisfactory result but not stuck the little holes of the design with it. Immediately after painting it over, peel the stencil off the nail and stick it back on its place on the supporting paper as straight as possible. Let it dry! When dry press the stencils well on the paper for air and dust not to get under in time and keep them somewhere for next time.
If the stencils did not get blocked in the first application you can reuse them next time without needing to wipe them, especially if you plan to use the same color.
YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE TO WIPE THE STENCILS OFF after the first application.
If you want to clean the stencils before reusing them do so before applying the base coat or anything that can be affected by nail polish remover. Make sure the stencils are very well stuck on the support (we don’t want the remover to get under and affect the glue). Soak a corner of a napkin with nail polish remover, apply it on the stencil, hold a bit, than slowly wipe. It is preferable to use napkins because unlike cotton they don’t leave residues.
After you finished cleaning all the stencils you will have to allow them to dry very well before reusing them, otherwise there is a high chance of breaking them. You can let those dry whiles applying and drying your base coat or doing any other preparation you consider.
If you wiped the stencils off the previous nail polish you can use any color you wish in the second application and the design should came out as sharp as the first time.
With this treatment a stencil might be used up to 2-3 times. Evan with the best maintenance you will steal not going to be able to reuse the stencils forever. They will eventually break or curl or not stick well any more.
Please see also the video of how to reuse the stencils: