How to remove paint from hands?

How to remove paint from hands? When painting and painting house walls or furniture, it is normal to get dirty and end up with paint on your fingers and hands.

With 10-tips, I present to you in this article my best tips and products for quickly removing paint from hands and skin.

1. Soap and water to remove heavy paint

Whatever trick you are going to use to remove stubborn stains from your hands, it is better to remove the « big » paint on the skin to start with.

To achieve this, simply wash your hands with soapy water. So remove as much paint as you can, being careful not to rub too hard so as not to spread and make the paint penetrate more into the skin.

2. Remove paint with oil

Once you have removed as much paint as possible from your hands, use vegetable or mineral oil to clean the remaining paint.

  • Pour olive oil on the hands and rub the skin with circular movements.
  • Let the oil act well and rub again to remove everything.
  • Rinse hands with soapy water to finish.

You can also use vegetable oil for a sludge stain as you can read here: Tip for removing grease from the hands.

You can use for trick:

  • vegetable oil.
  • mineral oil.
  • baby oil.

The mineral oil trick effectively removes water-based and latex paint from skin.

3. Black soap for a paint stain

Black soap is a natural cleaning product that I recommend for the home. In addition to being useful for removing paint from the skin, you can use it as:

  • Disinfectant
  • Degreaser
  • cleaner
  • Antibacterial

For a really stubborn paint stain on your fingers and hands here’s what to do:

  • Mix some sand with dark lore.
  • Rub your hands with the mixture and adding a little warm water.

Paint will quickly disappear from your hands with this 100% natural trick!

4. Baking soda for stubborn stains

Baking soda, and yes again this product! 🙂 As you know baking soda can be used to remove stubborn stains on different surfaces and even on the skin.

  • Mix water with baking soda to form a ball of dough.
  • After removing the excess paint, rub your hands and fingers with this paste.
  • Rinse hands with soapy water to finish.

You can use baking soda and water to remove water-based and oil-based paint from your hands.

For paint, ink and even stains!

Indeed, this natural trick is also recommended for cleaning stains as you will discover here: Tip for removing dye from the skin.

5. Marseille soap

Much like black soap, Marseille soap is another natural product that you can use around the house for various household tasks.

Often used for home laundry, this olive oil soap can be used to clean and remove paint stains from hands.

Here’s how to use it on the skin:

  • Mix hot water with Marseille soap.
  • Rub your hands together vigorously to remove all the paint.

6. White spirit for a stubborn paint stain

Some paints can be difficult to clean completely, including oil paint.

To effectively clean the paint on the hands you can therefore use white spirit. Just rub your hands with this product and finish with a wash in soapy water.

Be careful, if you have sensitive skin it is better not to use white spirit or other « powerful » products to remove paint from the skin.

Still for “very” stubborn paint stains, you can replace the white spirit with WD-40, 70° alcohol or other solvent-type products.

In addition to having paint on your fingers and hands, you have stains that are difficult to remove on your nails?

You can of course use a nail polish remover but you can also use acetone for more efficiency. Here’s how to use acetone for this stuff:

  • Soak a cotton swab or cotton ball in acetone.
  • Rub the nail vigorously to remove all traces of paint.

You can also use this remover to clean stubborn stains on the skin. But you have to rinse quickly with soapy water when finished.

8. White vinegar to remove paint

White vinegar, in addition to being effective as a natural home cleaner, is also effective in removing paint stains from the skin.

  • Dilute in equal parts lukewarm water and white vinegar.
  • Rub your paint-stained hands with this solution.
  • Rinse with soap and water to complete the hand wash.

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