Painting your walls can cause a real mess other than the fact that your hands, face, and hair feel as if they are dipped inside the paint.
The bigger problem is how to get the stubborn paint off your skin?
It would take ages to get paint off the skin if you only use water. You’ll have to come up with a better solution to remove the paint without damaging your skin.
Thankfully, there are various DIY techniques through which you can remove the paint from your skin. You can find the ingredients that are easily available at home.
So, what are you waiting for?
Let’s get rid of the stain but before that, you should know that there are various types of paints available namely, water-based paint and oil-based paint.
You can easily remove water-based paints, also known as latex paint. On the other hand, oil-based paints dry up on your skin and become difficult to remove. You can use Home-made DIYs, thinner, or any chemical removers.
We will focus on the natural remedies that can help to get paint off the skin without causing any harm to your skin.
Four Ways of Getting Paint off Skin
- Citrus fruits
You can use citric fruits like which can easily remove the paint on your skin.
Lemons and oranges are rich in natural acids that can dissolve the paint on the skin. For this Apply a few drops of orange or lemon juice on your skin and gently rub it until you see the paint coming off.
Rinse your skin with water and dry it with a towel.
You can either use coconut oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, or baby oil to get paint off the skin. Out of all the oils, baby oil is the most effective to solve the problem.
All you need to do is soak a cotton ball in a few drops of baby oil and gently rub the parts of the skin where the paint has dried up. Wait for a few minutes.
Then again, repeat the same step of applying baby oil on the cotton ball and rub your skin. Do it until it has completely removed the paint.
The oil would be hard to remove from the skin. For that, use a bar of dish soap to gently massage your skin to ensure that the paint gets off. Rinse it off with water to remove any residue left.
Scrubs are not only effective in deep exfoliation to remove the dead cells, but it can remove any traces of paint on your skin.
Rub the area in a circular motion to get paint off your skin. If you don’t have a scrub/exfoliator, you can make your scrub by using the combination of sugar and lemon juice.
Squeeze the lemon into the container, add sugar, and stir the mixture. Now, gently scrub the paint off the skin.
This may sound unusual but butter can get rid of the dried paint on your skin. Apply butter to the affected areas. You’ll see that the paint can be easily peeled off from the skin. Not only it will remove the paint, but it will nourish your skin without irritating.
Lastly, don’t forget to wash your skin with soap to remove any remaining paint residues on the skin after you’ve tried any of the solutions. Once it’s done, dry your skin and use a cream to hydrate it.