I had wood stain on my hands and I used Citronella aka lamp fuel took it off after 3 washes! it does work!
Actually if you use a good quality fabric paint, even if it has dried, it should just peel off. I use Tulip fabric paints and whenever I get it on my skin, I have just peeled it off. Make sure that both they and the surface they are painting on is well protected though, since fabric paint on clothes and other fibres may only come off if you catch it while it is wet or at least, before the 24 hour curing period is past.
Since we are talking about kids' hands why not use some pan spray or baby lotion befor the fact? It seems to me the paint wouldn't stick to their hands and wouldn't harm the project since both are washable.
Try rubbing baby oil or vaseline on your hands to loosen paint stains. It's much easier on your skin than paint thinner or mineral spirits. Keep paint from lodging under your fingernails by rub them over a bar of soap before painting. Prevent paint from getting on your hands all together by wearing rubber glove when you paint.
By Mike N.
By Michelle Boise,ID
|Tips for cleaning different kinds of paint from your hands. Post your ideas.|
|I found an easy way to remove spray paint from my hands -- I used a little Pine-Sol and it took all the paint off without having to scrub!|
|RE: Removing Paint From Hands||02/23/2005|
|Water based paint - use water, soap and a green pot scrubber, (like a Scotch Brite pad).
Oil based paint - use mineral turpentine, then soap and water with a Scoth Brite pad.
The mineral turpentine can be drying so moisturise well after scrubbing.
For wood stain I always use rubber gloves as its virtually impossible to get all the stain from round the nails - you have to wait for a few days of repeated washing until it wears off and it looks very unsightly - don't ask me how I know! lol!
|By Jo Bodey|
|RE: Removing Paint From Hands||02/24/2005|
|I am an artist and continually get paint on myself - face, hands, clothes. In responsed to the previous post, I have a bad reaction to turpentine on my skin. I have found that if I wash off or wipe off my hands as soon as I possibly can after getting the paint on them, I can usually get it off with just soap and warm water for oil, acrylic or even latex house paints. The dark greens and browns are harder to get off, but with a little scrubbing, I can usually get them off, too, with only soap and warm water. I keep old rags handy in a large leftover plastic food container (no lid) to wipe my hands, one for my brushes and anything else I need to wipe off -- usually just worn out towels or dish cloths or even old socks or undershirts. This is easier on sensitive skin.|
|RE: Removing Paint From Hands||04/10/2005|
|Degreaser works great no matter what. Use it within 24 hours though. It cleans up anything and doesn't burn.|
|RE: Removing Paint From Hands||08/20/2005|
|While spraypainting a bunk-bed the spray paint went psycho and splattered all over my hands. I searched under my sink for something to get it off and chose FANTASTIK all purpose spray cleaner... it worked perfectly. I just sprayed it on my hands and rubbed it in and wiped it off with a washcloth.|
|RE: Removing Paint From Hands||09/03/2005|
|To get varnish off your hands use lamp oil... i used citronella lamp oil and worked great. Remember to mosturize!|
|RE: Removing Paint From Hands||03/29/2006|
|I used thunder blast by (quick stuff) and with a little bit of wiping it took it right off! You can find the cleaner at dollar general. Quick stuff is a degreaser.|
How can I remove paint from my hands with simple food products from my cupboard. I have tried using turps but all that is doing is giving off a strong smell throughout the house.
Hato from Auckland New Zealand
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