Easily Remove Stain From Your Hands

One of the pitfalls of staining is using the wrong type of glove or skipping the gloves altogether (I prefer staining without gloves). Luckily, there is an easy way to get the stain of without destroying your hands.
** I wanted to add that I have used coconut oil based upon the suggestions and it does work pretty well. I still have to follow it up with the Palmolive to get the stain out of the nail beds but all-in-all, it works well.
Remember those Palmolive commercials where they talk about being tough on grease? Turns out, it's true. All you need to do is lather up really well with the Palmolive, grab a loofah or sponge, scrub a little and voila....
Clean hands!
I feel like I should add that I've used other dish soaps in the past, and Palmolive works best. Also, Palmolive doesn't dry out my hands like the others. Do you have a secret (chemical-free) trick for removing stain from your hands?

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2 questions
  • Linda Clemmer
    Linda Clemmer
    on Nov 16, 2016

    How can I remove dried acrylic paint from a blouse?

    • Tom3546931
      on Jan 2, 2017

      It may depend on the type of material but this is my suggestion. Soak the stain in Parmolive dishwashing liquid, then scrub with a nail brush and rinse. Repeat as needed. Soak for longer perhaps. Works on most paintbrushes too. I got dried paint off some kids brushes by soaking for several days. It's worth a try.

  • Cwb22465494
    on Jul 17, 2017

    An ink pen broke in my purse. How do you get ink off of the leather?
    • Trudy
      on May 10, 2020

      I have heard that it is actually the alcohol in the hairspray that works. That is why the newer sprays don't work. You might try rubbing alcohol?

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  • Rondagc13
    on Feb 19, 2019

    I find that doing a sink or two of dishes afterwards gets the final stubborn stains off. Moisturize afterwards.

  • Gene
    on Jun 6, 2020

    Just dip your hands in paint thinner. Rub well and dry with a paper towel. Then wash your hands. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist.

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