This post will show you how to get spray paint off of skin. This is an easy trick, using natural products that you probably already have in your house.
I spray paint a lot around here.
Spray painting is one of my favorite DIY projects ever!
Here are a bunch of my past Spray Painting Projects …
- Adirondack Chair Makeover
- Chippy Paint Vaseline Trick
- Upcycled Decor Accessories DIY
- Rustoleum Aged Copper Pumpkins
- DIY Wooden Bookends
- Chalk Spray Paint Tutorial
- DIY Modern Peg Rail
Let’s just say I’ve had my fair share of spray paint on my skin. And I should also note that I almost exclusively use Rust-Oleum Spray Paint.
I’ve discovered a really easy way to remove spray paint off of skin using just a few natural products that you have in your kitchen cupboards. (I’m assuming you have them – 95% sure you do).
A quick note about Spray Paint and your Skin
There are a lot of articles on the internet stating how spray paint is dangerous when absorbed into your skin. I’m honestly not sure if they are true or not. But I think it’s important to be safe regardless. There are a bunch of things that you can do to make spray painting a much safer activity!
- Always spray paint outside and wear a mask if you can. You don’t want to breathe in spray paint fumes.
- Wear safety goggles too – it never hurts to protect your eyes.
- Wear gloves! I buy a generic pair of rubber gloves or use those surgical latex gloves. Sometimes I even double up. You can even buy rubber gloves that cover your forearms too. And they are cheap enough.
Ok – so now that we got all the safety stuff out of the way, let me tell you how to get that spray paint off your hands. Trust me – I’ve been there!
How to Get Spray Paint off Hands
Here’s how to remove that spray paint.
You will need:
- Canola Oil
- Baking Soda or Course Salt
- Soap and Water
- First, pour a good amount of canola oil into your hands. I haven’t tested this with other oils such as Coconut or Olive but I’m sure they would work too.
- Now – we need something gritty to help remove the paint. Baking soda or Course Salt! Just pour some in your hands and start scrubbing. I don’t use water yet! I let the oil and baking soda work its magic.
- Ok – after scrubbing for a little, I wash with hand soap and water. You will find that it’s not instantaneous (you do have to scrub) but that paint will definitely come off!
- Repeat this process until all your spray paint is removed!
I especially love the fact that you aren’t putting anything dangerous on your skin! No chemical-laden paint removers.
Sorry to scare you with my terrible, gangly-looking hands! Ugh.
But here’s the after…see?
Please give this method a try. I think you will be really pleased. And now you can try allllllll my spray painting projects, right? 🙂