I heard this tip on American Restorations this past week. Basically
they said that if you get wood stain on your hands, put some olive oil
on them and it will help remove the stain. something in the olive oil
is a natural solvent of r wood stains. I just thought I would pass it
When I was twelve or so three of us boys were hired to wash and paint
the stairwell and hallways of a tenement apartment building. We did
every bit as efficient a job as you might expect, and some clowning
around crept into the process as well. One of my friends threw a paint
brush at me , leaving a significant amount of white oil-based paint in
My Mom was none too pleased at that, and spent an hour or so combing it
out after applying enough olive oil so soak my hair completely.
I smelled like a salad, but it worked (slowly).
Early season pecan picking, some with the green or semi-green hull still on
, would color our fingers brown. Took 3 or so days to wear off. Never thou
ght to use any particular product to remove the stain. I'd be tempted to t
est WD-40, also, touted to do wonders for removing stuff. I like to think
I'm smart enough not to pick green pecans, these days, though.
Peanut butter is supposed to remove chewing gum from hair... wonder if it w
ould remove paint, also. Greg, try H2O2 next time... let us see what happe
I tried most all through the years, Goop, Go-Jo , etc. originally used
Goop in early 70s.
Finally switched to Fast Orange 20+ years ago.
BTW Go-Jo is available with the grit/ pumice if you desire that. Having
been in the auto business, any hand cleaner with out grit/pumice, worked
"Lew Hodgett" wrote:
When I need grit, still have a couple of bars of LAVA soap,
does that count?<G?
On Sat, 11 May 2013 09:29:14 -0700, Lew Hodgett wrote:
Been using it since I found out it removed printer's ink. That was
almost 60 years ago. I'm sometimes amazed that such a good product
hasn't been degraded over the years. At least, I can't tell any
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
I bathe with Lava, ;~) That stuff never came close to do removing grease
and stain like the Fast Orange with Pumice.
Seriously the Fast Orange with the Pumice is not tough on your hands and
really really works well with minimal effort. You should try a tube
out. I buy it in the pump gallon size.
A gallon of Fast Orange with the Pumice sits in my shop for the nasty clean
up jobs too... it works well. I've also used it to clean my Arkansas stones
that were loaded up. It works well as the stones cut better afterward.
Gasoline, mineral spirits, denatured alcohol, acetone, carbon tetrachloride
and lacquer thinner had been put into play at times over the years... none
of which was a good idea... but who knew... the awareness level was low and
clean hands seemed more important to some. I recall some teachers in
particular whom felt that clean hands were critical and no excuses were
acceptable... I believe they are all dead. ;~)
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