When is it safe to start using Piggy Paint on my child?
Piggy Paint is safe for all ages. It is even safe to paint your baby or toddler’s piggies. Also, safe to use during pregnancy.
Does Piggy Paint wear the same as a traditional polish
Piggy Paint typically wears a couple days shy of solvent-based polishes when applied as directed. Wear depends of on the type of nails, the activities the nails are involved in (polish obviously doesn’t wear as well on children because they are so hard on their nails), and how the polish is applied. For maximum chip resistance, we recommend blow drying polished nails for 1 minute with hair dryer set on warm heat/low blower setting.
Use Piggy Paint Basecoat for added scratch resistance and Piggy Paint Topcoat for added chip resistance. A little more effort is required to apply all three products, though the result is well worth the extra time. Since our polish does not contain the harsh chemicals found in solvent-based polishes, do not expect it to wear exactly the same (but pretty close). Our customers tell us it is well worth the trade-off for a non-toxic, eco-friendly, odourless alternative!
What is water based nail polish?
Piggy Paint nail polish is water-based instead of solvent- based, with about 75% water!
This means that during the drying process as the water evaporates and polish hardens, there is less toxic fumes going into the air and into your nose!
Also, water based polish wont stain your nails and our water based polish remover is non acetone, so wont damage your nails or cuticles.
Do I HAVE to use a blow dryer to dry the nails?
No, but it is recommended for maximum chip resistance. Since Piggy Paint is water-based and does not contain harsh chemicals, it takes approximately 4 to 6 hours for ultimate hardness to be reached. The blow dryer just speeds up this process. Another alternative is to wait and polish your child’s nails after bath time, before they go to bed. This will allow the polish to cure overnight.
How long will it take for my nails to dry?
Piggy Paint dries to a tack-free state nearly as fast as regular polish, though it takes longer to reach its ultimate hardness. We recommend using multiple thin coats since they will dry faster than one thick coat. If your hands are cold, the temperature is cool, or there is high humidity in the area, it may take longer for the coats to dry.
What should i do if theres separation in the nail polish?
Although separation is very minor, occasionally a light ring of color will appear at the top of the bottle. Simply shake the bottle to mix the polish.
What is the shelf life of your polish?
Piggy Paint has a shelf life of several years, though there may be a slight tendency for the polish to thicken as the months go by. To correct this, add a drop or two of water to the bottle and give it a good shake!
How hard is it to remove? Do I need nail polish remover?
Piggy Paint can be removed within 1-3 days with rubbing alcohol. Afterwards, the polish becomes increasingly more difficult to remove, particularly for dry, porous nails or toenail, and a nail polish remover is necessary. Our Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover is specially formulated for our polish, though it will remove solvent-based polishes as well. Soak nails for 30 seconds with a cotton ball saturated with Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover.
What should i do to prepare the nails before putting the nail polish on?
Simply, clean nails with Piggy Paint Nail Polish Remover or soap and water. Healthy nails naturally produce a mixture of oils and proteins, which serve to protect, beautify and enhance their appearance. Normal nail polishes remove these substances from the nails, requiring the user to prepare their nails with other products. However, since Piggy Paint Nail Polish is a water-based polish, it does not remove the oils so your nails remain strong and healthy.
Is your polish, gluten free, nut free and soy free?
Yes, our polish is gluten, soy, and nut free. Our nail polish is not a food product, not manufactured in a food processing plant, and is not meant for ingestion, therefore does not contain any food allergens.
Is Rock the Locks range safe for kids with allergies?
Rock the Locks is safe to use on kids with eczema, and is typically a great
option since it helps add moisture. We suggest doing a small patch test
beforehand, just to be sure. Simply apply a little bit of product on the
Eczema area and wait to see if there is any reaction.
Rock the Locks is typically a great option for people with allergies. For anyone with allergies though, we recommend a skin test first.
None of our Rock the Locks products contain Almond Oil. However, our Curl Boost does have a Chestnut Extract in it.
Are your products cruelty free?
Yes, our products are cruelty-free and do not contain any animal by-products. Piggy Paint is vegan too!