1. Begin with clean filled nails. Smooth tops and edges with buffing file or disc. 2. Apply one coat of Formula 10 as base coat to help seal and strengthen nails. Brush on, starting at cuticle, stroking toward nail tips. Let dry. 3. Apply two coats of your favorite polish, if desired. Let dry. 4. Apply two top coats of Formula 10. This will seal and protect nails as well as insure polish from premature chipping and peeling. 5. Apply one maintenance coat of Formula 10 daily for long, strong, beautiful nails. 6. After polish is removed, start at Step 1 through 5.