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dennis

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on: October 08, 2010, 02:17:01 AM
We all get oil paint on our hands and sometimes  :heeha: on our faces. PLEASE don't reach for the turps or spirits or any other harsh liquids to clean your hands with. :eek: This will only hurt your skin as it is toxic (and may cause skin cancer from prolonged use) and will also dry the skin out.

A good solution, specially if you have sensitive skin, is to simply pour a little cooking oil into the palm of your hands and rub them together vigorously. Like magic the oil disappears and you can then wipe your hand with a cloth until all traces disappear. Your hands will now have a lovely smooth feel to them. I find that I do not have to use any water at all when using cooking oil.

ACRYLICS? Rub a little cooking oil on your hands and then clean off with a cloth. Any acrylic paint will now easily wash off with warm water and soap.
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Kelley

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Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 07:37:47 PM
 O0 I appreciate this post! I've been using brush cleaner then dishwashing soap to remove the harsh chemicals. Cooking oil sounds much better.  I'll try it next time I paint.  I also heard of a pre-painting lotion called something like liquid glove that is supposed to protect your hands if paint gets on you.  Has anyone tried it?
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Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 09:17:10 PM
I have used liquid gloves but i find it makes my hands slippery  :-\


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Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 10:32:20 AM
Yes, I have used a make of liquid glove before and found that it works quite well. Motor mechanics also have a liquid glove that they use. Try and get some at your local motor vehicle supplies. Use it every so often if your painting session is a long one. Also directly after washing hands. I often put it on even when painting with pastels - prevents the dust getting into the pores of the skin. Hope this helps.
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Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 04:02:29 PM
Excellent.  I will go to an automotive mechanic or shop to see if they carry the liquid glove.  It is definitely worth trying.  Nolan, I will keep in mind that it will cause my hands to be slippery.
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Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 05:26:48 PM
maybe it was just the brand that I bought, it is ages ago too, so sure the guys have improved their "formulas" since then


 

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