How to Remove Wall Paint from Skin

Three things of paint.
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What You'll Need
Baby oil
Cotton balls
Citrus fruits

Depending on what type of wall paint you are using, there are various ways to remove paint that has splashed on your skin. This messy hobby, a necessity for any household, gives your walls new life but you can end up with paint on your hair, face, hands, and legs.

There is a huge difference between latex paint and oil-based paint. The paints most commonly used for interior painting are the water-based, latex varieties and thankfully they are the easiest to clean off your skin. There are home-made remedies that are less harmful to the skin than the chemical removers.

Step 1 - Break up the Paint on Your Skin

By initially using exfoliants found in many facial scrubs, you will help to naturally break up the paint on your skin. This grainy product lifts up and removes dead skin and when applied on the paint, the same principle applies. Put the exfoliant on your skin and gently rub it in a circular motion. Rinse and wipe it away with a clean towel.

Step 2 - Use Citrus Fruits

Oranges and lemons are full of natural acid which gives them the ability to dissolve things, including paint on the skin. By slicing up the fruit and squeezing some of the juice on your body, you will get rid of the paint. To avoid dripping juice on the floor, you may do this over a sink or in the shower. When done just rinse with water and pat yourself dry with a washcloth.

Step 3 - Use Baby Oil

Baby oil is a natural ingredient, gentle on the skin and very effective to solve this problem. Pour a generous amount of baby oil over a cotton ball and rub the parts of your painted skin. Start from outside the area and work your way inward, rubbing in a circular motion. Leave for a few minutes. Reapply the baby oil on the cotton ball and pass over again until the whole of the cotton ball has soaked up the paint. Use another clean cotton ball and continue rubbing. Oil and rub your hands once you have removed most of the paint and use your fingers to get in crevices.

Step 4 - Try Using Butter

This household product is a surprising option, but it works. If the paint on your skin is already dry, apply soft butter to remove it. Using a good amount of butter, put it on the parts of your skin that need cleaning. Once the paint starts to loosen up, peel it off.

Step 5 - Use Water and Soap

Finally, wash your skin with soap and water to completely remove any remaining paint flakes and product residue. Lather the area that needs to be cleaned with soap and water and start scrubbing. If possible, put the part of your body that has paint on it under running water and add more soap if necessary until all the paint has been washed away.