Medicated patches, adhesive tape, etc. can leave sticky, hard to remove, residue on your skin. This is a guide about removing adhesive residue on skin.
I have been using spray adhesive for some different crafts lately. I have noticed once it gets on your hands, it is stuck quite well. You can't use rubber gloves, because all you'd do is stick to your project.
Last week, I had been working on a project using spray adhesive. When I went to scrub my hands I couldn't get it off. I used Dawn dish detergent and a scrubby pad, but I still had quite a bit of residue. I found a bottle of lotion and liberally added it to my hands and rubbed it in for about a minute. I washed and rinsed my hands and the residue was gone. Finding this little remedy after battling to get it off made my project much more enjoyable.
By Gem from VA
Use a manageable amount of petroleum jelly to massage into your hands before using then wipe off the excess. Makes glue and paint on your hands much easier to clean off.
MINERAL OIL. Dissolves it immediately.
A true pro-tip! I had loads of adhesive on my wrist and wondered if my little Tisserand Sweet Dreams roller would work and it did!
OMG, thank you so much. I am helping my daughter with another school project and the spray adhesive wouldn't come off no matter how painfully raw I scrubbed my hands. No word of a lie, I used baking soda, SOS pads, Dawn, Makeup Remover. You name it nothing worked and my hands hated me. LOL I just came on to see what will work and saw your post. I am definitely going to try this! :)
Any suggestions regarding the removal of adhesive residue left behind when removing transdermal pain patches? I have been using Soft Soap with pumice like auto mechanics use for their hands, but that does not always remove all the adhesive residue without an extreme amount of scrubbing.
Thanks for any advice.
By Stewart R. from Buffalo, NY
I've used hand sanitizer to remove glue residue. It works really well.
Skin friendly baby oil, mineral oil, and even vegetable or olive oil and, as already mentioned, use a cotton ball ;-)
I use either non acetone nail polish remover or Goo Gone.
Smith & Nephew Uni-Solve Adhesive Remover. Comes in wipes and 8 oz bottles. Amazon has it.
Recently I read on this site that Caress soap keeps mosquitoes away, so I went out and bought the bar soap and bath gel. Forget it, it doesn't work on the mosquitoes in Houston! But I started using the bath gel and noticed something unusual.
I had some surgery on a toe and had to use a latex free bandage to wrap it. When I removed the band-aid, I got some of the residue on my thumbnail. I decided to try a drop of baby oil and it came right off.