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Definition of Porous

  1. Containing pores or openings that will cause lower strength. Polymers used in the nail industry are classified as non-porous. However, the polymerized monomers are can still be porous for anywhere from 24-72 hours (and even up to 2-3 weeks) after application, during which time they are continuing to polymerize and completely cure. This is why some acrylics will stain from nail polish if they are painted immediately after application, but will not do so if polished as a later date.

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 10, 2016

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