Paint may be stubborn against soap and water, but its kryptonite doesn’t lie far from the sink. Whether your hands, arms, legs or cheeks are the paint-splattered parts (painting can get messy – we’re not judging!) grab one of these common household products and watch the paint melt away like a witch in water.
Nail Polish Remover
Tough enough to remove nail polish, this beauty essential also works its magic on real paint. To use, drench a cotton swab or face cloth in acetone-free nail polish remover and scrub the paint-ridden area on your skin until it disappears.
An oil-based makeup remover will target the oil in paint to wish-wash it away. That means this method tends to work best to remove oil-based paints.
Whatever oil you have on hand, whether it’s olive oil, baby oil, lavender oil or vegetable oil (and so on), this substance works the same way as makeup remover to target and remove oil-based paints.
This all-purpose product is great at removing stubborn paint from skin. Wash your hands with soap and water, then douse on a dollop of petroleum jelly and scrub with your finger or a terry cloth to complete the disappearing magic act.
Butter or Margarine
These slip-slippery substances melt into toast but will melt-away paint. Apply it to the painted area and scrub in circles using your finger.