Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Removing Wood Stain From Hands/Skin

I use a lot of paint and wood stain for different projects in my home and pieces I sell.  In the past I have been diligent about using rubber gloves when staining.  Lately, I have just been using bare hands when using smaller pieces.  The gloves seem clumsy and in the way. 

That being said, my hands and nailbeds look like I have been working on cars all day!  Not cute!  I searched the internet and found out that I could use vegetable oil to remove wood stain from skin.  I poured a little in a bowl, soaked my nailbeds and hands, scrubbed, and washed with dishsoap to remove oil.  I did this process twice and to my surprise, it worked!! 

Do you know of any other uses for vegetable oil besides the obvious??


  1. Thanks so much for this post! I was staining wood pallets today and didn't think to wear gloves. Was beginning to panic when I couldn't get it off but through googling found your post! Veggie oil worked perfectly!!

    1. Jessica, so glad it worked for you too! Who would have thought?!

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  4. THANK YOU for this post. I was staining my new tool rack, and didn't realize I wasn't wearing gloves until it was too late. I don't keep turpentine around and was at a loss how to get the sticky off my hands. This worked great!


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