Search for Science Fair Projects

1000 Science Fair Projects with Complete Instructions

General Medicine & Health Science Fair Project

Nail Polish Durability

Nail Polish Durability | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Are you tired of your nail polish chipping off too quickly? Let's find out which type of nail polish lasts the longest! In this project, you will test the durability of ordinary, long-lasting, and Teflon-infused nail polish on 10 female participants of the same age with long, healthy fingernails.


The hypothesis is that Teflon-infused nail polish lasts the longest before any chipping or fading appears.

Method & Materials

You will inspect the 10 female participants' fingernails to make sure they are healthy, then use nail polish remover to remove any residue of old nail polish. After that, you will apply a base coat, then the ordinary, long-lasting, and Teflon-infused nail polish to the index, middle, and ring fingernails, respectively. Finally, you will apply a top coat and observe the nails every 12 hours for signs of chipping.
You will need 10 female participants of the same age with long, healthy fingernails, 1 bottle of ordinary nail polish, 1 bottle of long lasting nail polish, 1 bottle of Teflon-infused nail polish, 1 bottle of nail polish remover, 1 bottle nail polish base-coat, 1 bottle nail polish top-coat, 1 magnifying glass, tap water, 1 basin, and 1 towel.


The results of the experiment showed that the Teflon-infused nail polish lasted more than 60 hours before starting to chip, while the normal nail polish lasted for only 24 hours and the long lasting nail polish lasted for about 48 hours.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting and unique because it tests the durability of different types of nail polish on the same participants, allowing for a more accurate comparison of the results.

Also Consider

Consider repeating this science fair project to study the durability of nail polish when exposed to extreme temperatures, or when exposed to water or soap.

Full project details

You can find additional information and details for this science fair project here. Have fun exploring!
Share this Science Project:

Related Science Fair Project Ideas

Stress and Memory
Can stress affect how well you remember things? Find out in this experiment!
How Does Sleep Affect Your Body?
Do you ever wonder how sleep affects your body? Find out by conducting an experiment to measure your vital signs while you sleep!
Color and Blood Pressure
Let's explore how different colors can affect our blood pressure!
Share this Science Project: