What can I say about activator? It's kind of necessary to make your dip nails harden, but nothing to be overly excited about. But you need it, so... ;)
You can also get this product in a kit, with the base and top coat, as well as another kit with the bond, which helps prevent lifting, and the brush saver. These two products are not essential (but I do highly recommend them to avoid potential frustration and multiple orders.)
You'll also save a few bucks buying them as a kit! Woot!
- Using a protective mat - spills of these products can damage the finish on your tabletop.
- Avoiding inhalation - probs common sense, but you know how it is ;)
- Using in a ventilated area. My front deck is my location of choice, but using a small desk fan can help if you don't have a good outdoor space. Or if it's freezing outside.