How to Airbrush Nails

(Last Updated On: September 23, 2022)

Professional nail art can be time-consuming and expensive. Airbrushing is a quick and easy alternative that gives you salon-worthy nails at home. Read on for tips on how to airbrush nails.

Things You’ll Need:

  • To begin, you’ll need acetone and a nail stencil.
  • You will also need some nail paint (at least two different colors), an airbrush gun, and a topcoat nail varnish to complete.

How It’s done:

If you don’t already have a nail stencil, you can buy one from a supply store. When airbrushing your nails, start with a simple but effective pattern, like a straight line. 

You can use acetone polish remover and gently wash your hands before beginning the operation to remove any grease or old polish from your nails. Because the airbrush artwork will not last as long if your nails are not perfectly clean.

A basecoat must be applied to your nails. When this basecoat is completely dried, you can choose the color you wish to use to color your nails. This color will be the backdrop color.

Now, place the stencil on your nail where you want to make the design. After that, you can paint over the stencil with the color you’ve chosen for your design with an airbrush gun. To finish, use acetone to eliminate any overspray near your design.

You can apply a durable topcoat and let your nails dry without touching anything; if you have a professional nail dryer, you can use it.

After you’ve completed all of these procedures, you may call yourself a little specialist and use and experiment with more sophisticated stencils in the future.

If you are hesitant to begin this operation on your own, you can purchase synthetic hands or even fingers from a store and practice on them before starting to airbrush your real nails. 


Airbrushing nails is a simple and effective way to achieve beautiful and long-lasting nails. With practice, anyone can airbrush their nails like a pro. Grab your airbrush and give it a try! So what are you waiting for?


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