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kuj0317 09-11-2011 09:27 PM

cleaning oil based primer off my body
I primed my walls today with Zinsser Coverstain, which is an oil based primer. I got some on my body. I do not wish to put mineral spirits on my skin. Do you have any suggestions on how to remove it?

I have found some success using an abrasive face wash, but it is expensive and I do not want to use too much of it.



Brushjockey 09-11-2011 09:30 PM

Baby oil.

Gymschu 09-11-2011 09:34 PM

I love D & L hand cleaner for removing any oil-based paints from my skin. After that, a good cleansing with soap and water.

picflight 09-11-2011 10:03 PM

What kind of body is it? Rubbing alcohol works for most bodies.

Leah Frances 09-11-2011 10:58 PM

Tar based shampoos also work along with all of the above.

poppameth 09-12-2011 05:42 AM

Automotive store. Permatex hand cleaner. Always keep some on hand. If it was me I'd just douse myself with paint thinner. You already have oil on your skin anyway.

Brushjockey 09-12-2011 05:54 AM

Skin absorbs whatever is on it- I used a thinner rag forever- but not really a great idea over the long run.
All waterless hand cleaners work, but they have spirits in them mellowed with lanolin.
Oiling up before starting with baby oil or a crappy hand lotion keeps the paint from sticking and makes clean up much easier.

m1951mm 09-12-2011 05:55 AM

Here is another thread covering the same question with some different answers:

kuj0317 09-13-2011 02:03 AM

the baby oil helped, but I already had it on my skin, so it just thinned it out a bit. I definately see how putting that on first would have made this much easier.

I used mostly apricot scrub - a face wash with abrasive in it, then some baby oil, then more apricot scrub. It did the trick.

I'll try and get some Permatex.

THank you all for your suggestions.

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