You should definitely know how to remove epoxies from skin before you start working with these super-strong adhesives. No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen, and you’ll want to remove epoxies from your skin as quickly as possible.
If you get epoxy on your skin, you may experience contact dermatitis or skin inflammation. That is certainly no picnic, but it is no reason to panic as long as you know how to get epoxy paint off skin and how to remove epoxy resin from skin. Remove the epoxy before it cures if at all possible since it is much easier to remove uncured epoxy.
Wearing gloves is a good and easy way to protect your hands when working with epoxy products.
You’ll want to remove epoxy resins like Loctite Epoxy Clear Multi-Purpose before they cure. This section tells you how.
Simple solution: Water and soap. In most cases water and soap will be enough to remove epoxy from skin. Simply use a cloth soaked with warm soapy water and rub the epoxy off your skin.
The natural approach: Vinegar. If soap and water don’t work, soak a paper towel, cloth, or cotton ball in vinegar and gently rub it on the epoxy until the resin softens enough that you can peel it off. You can also add some baking soda to the affected area.
Sour lemons: Citrus-based cleaner. You can also use citrus-based waterless hand cleaners to remove epoxy from skin. Pour some cleaner onto a cloth and scrub the epoxy on skin, rinsing it under warm running water. Once the epoxy is gone, wash your skin thoroughly and use lotion to soothe the area.
Many products used to remove epoxy paint from surfaces, such as methylene chloride stripper or acetone carry health risks. That means you should avoid using them on your skin if possible. Similarly, while a combination of paint thinner and denatured alcohol does a great job removing epoxy paint, you will not want to expose your body to these chemicals. Simply use with soap and water to remove epoxy paint from your skin.