With the warmer weather we’ve been having it is finally time to break out the spray paint! I’ve been so busy with landscaping/gardening related projects that I only finally got around to doing a spray paint project a few days ago, and in the process accidentally stumbled upon a really great way to get spray paint off skin! My spray paint bottle/nozzle was spluttering and finally it just started oozing black paint out all over my hand, under my fingernails, and up my arm. Ugh! It was especially bad because it was the enamel kind, which seems to be extra fumey and sticks really well to—anything! I didn’t take a picture because…I had no idea I was going to figure this out and I don’t randomly take pictures of paint on my hands. : ) I really didn’t want to go to all the events we had planned for last weekend with a hand/arm that looks like some horrible disease has taken its toll, so I went in and proceeded to scrub and scrub and even tried the hand sanitizer trick I heard about to no avail. It just wasn’t coming off!
I ended up taking a shower to freshen up from the hot day outside, using a little scrub recipe I occasionally use to exfoliate my face. On a whim I started rubbing it on my hand and lo and behold, the paint started to come off!! Within moments of scrubbing it was SO much better and almost all off, even under my fingernails! I was really excited to not have to explain my awful-looking hand. : )
So, want to know how you can erase that spray paint fast?? It only takes two ingredients, and I bet most people have them in their kitchen.
Take a couple tablespoons of coffee grounds (used or unused), add a tablespoon or so of olive oil (any old one will do!);
mix them together,
and voila! Magic spray-paint remover!!
Easy easy! Just use like any scrub with warm water, and follow up with some soap to remove the olive oil grease if that’s not your thing. Hope my accidental discovery helps someone!