In the majority of cases, spray paints are oil-based. It is for this reason that it is necessary to use other products, also based on oil, to be able to clean your skin if it has been sprayed with this type of paint. Paint thinners and other chemical solvents can irritate and damage the skin. So instead of relying on these harsh products, you’re better off opening your closet and looking for a much gentler, but equally effective, solution.
Spray Oil Or Cooking Oil
1. Choose Oil.
Vegetable oil and aerosolized cooking oils are made from vegetable oil. They are known to give excellent results, although you can also try other edible oils, such as olive or coconut oil. On the side of inedible oils, you have those intended for care for babies. Butter and margarine enjoy the same reputation.
- Oil represents one of the most popular remedies removing spray paint from the skin. The vast majority of spray paints are made from petroleum. This means that the water will not affect them since the oil and water do not mix. However, lubricants and oil-based products do combine with paint.
- Whenever possible, avoid corrosive oils such as turpentine. Such oils are aggressive and irritate the skin, primarily if you use them in sensitive areas. If, however, you do have to use turpentine, be careful to apply it only to stubborn areas of skin, such as the hands or feet. Under no circumstances should you use it on the face or neck.
2. Spray Or Smear Oil On The Area Stained With The Spray Paint.
If you are using spray cooking oil, spray it directly on the area of skin you want to cleanse. If it is other oils, use a cotton ball, a make-up removing the disc, or a clean cloth. Thus, you will soak one of these elements in the oil and then rub on the paint and remove it.
- You could just as quickly transfer the oil in question into a spray bottle and spray it on the skin, just as you would with the spray oil.
- If you opt for the tea towel or cotton, rub the oil with the cloth or cotton itself. Alternatively, if you choose the spray or aerosol can, put some oil on your fingers and rub directly on the area of paint-stained skin.
3. Rinse And Repeat The Operation.
To avoid soiling your sink or sink, it is recommended that you wash off oil and paint under running water before they dry. Use soap if necessary, to help you remove paint more effectively from the skin surface.
- The paint may not come off entirely on the first attempt. If there are still stains, repeat the operation as many times as necessary.
Lotion Or Moisturizer
1. Drop The Equivalent Of A Spoonful Of Lotion On The Paint Stain.
Take a relatively thick cream or lotion and drop a generous amount on the area of skin smeared with spray paint.
- It is recommended to use baby lotion.  However, any moisturizing cream will work, but be aware that baby lotions contain little or no chemical additives, perfume, or dye. This makes them much safer if the area of skin to be treated is sensitive or easily irritable.
- Lotions, hand creams, foot creams, or similar moisturizers usually contain oil, mixed with that in the spray paint. This will make it easier to remove it from the area of skin to be treated.
2. Carefully Apply The Lotion To The Skin.
Rub the lotion well on the skin, focusing on the painted area. Rub firmly with your hands, but do not get irritated.
- Avoid smearing the lotion on areas of skin that have not been stained with paint. There is a good chance that the dye dissolved by the cream will spread to the clean skin surrounding the stain.
3. Let The Lotion Work Before Wiping Off.
Let the lotion work on your skin for one to two minutes. Once this time is up, clean it up with a paper towel.
- By letting the lotion work, you allow it to penetrate deeper into the pores and come into contact with the spray paint.
- You can use a clean tea towel instead of the paper towel.
4. Repeat As Many Times As Possible.
Depends on how much you have on your paint hands and how deep it has penetrated, a single application of lotion may not be enough. If the paint does fade without completely erasing, repeat the operation as often as necessary, until it is completely removed.