How To Clean And Disinfect Nail Files Like a Pro

nail file is a manicure tool that needs to be cleaned regularly as it has acrylic nails or natural nail residue on its surface that needs to be removed and can lead to mold growth if not cleaned in a timely manner. Whether you are a professional nail technician or an amateur, it is important to know how to clean a nail file. In fact, cleaning a file is very easy and requires only a few simple steps to remove all debris from the cracks and keep the file in top condition.

Tools Needed For Cleaning Nail Files

Tools Needed For Cleaning Nail Files

  • A big bowl of water mixed with antibacterial liquid soap, and warm water works better.
  • Some clean cotton towels
  • A spray bottle with 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • A handle grip nail brush



Steps For Cleaning And Disinfecting Your File

This nail file cleaning and disinfecting guide are for use with high-quality sponge nail filesglass filewashable emery board, and stainless steel nail files.


  1. Completely immerse the brush in antibacterial soapy water, scrub the surface of the nail file with the brush to remove all visible debris and residue, re-immerse the scrubbing brush in water and scrub the file again, this method does not require the file strip to be immersed in soapy water.
  2. Place the cleaned file on a clean towel, take another towel, and gently pat both sides of the nail file dry.
  3. Move the file to another dry towel and spray the surface with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Be careful not to get the file wet, just make sure the spray completely covers both sides.
  4. Allow your nail files to dry naturally. It is very important to make sure your nail files are completely dry before storing them so they don’t get moldy and rusty.


How Often Do I Need To Clean My Nail Files?


This depends on how often you use it and your choice, as some files are disposable and obviously do not need cleaning. You can rinse your nail files slightly after each use to prevent buildup. Alternatively, perform a thorough cleaning and disinfection maintenance every once in a while.

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