Stained Hands

Decorating By Lyn4uk Updated 19 Aug 2008 , 4:19pm by slope

Lyn4uk Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 1:11pm
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Does anyone know how to remove colour paste stains from hand and finger nails?
I have tried soapy water and bleach icon_redface.gif
I am going on holiday friday and really dont want to arrive with Black hands
I did a search on here but didn't find any help.

Thanks

Lynda

18 replies
RisqueBusiness Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 1:39pm
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use something abrasive...like toothpaste.

It was a tip I used when I was an instructor.

flutterbye0419 Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 1:47pm
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I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING THAT WOULD REMOVE IT ONCE IT IS THERE, BUT TRY WEARING DISPOSABLE LATEX GLOVES NEXT TIME, THEN IT WON'T GET ON YOUR HANDS IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM.

Lyn4uk Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 2:03pm
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Thanks I will give the toothpaste a try.
I've just added Latex gloves to my shopping list icon_wink.gif

Lynda

FaithsPlace Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 2:47pm
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LOL, I have blueish red fingers right now! Got to love it, not icon_smile.gif I am going to try the toothpaste as well because I dont like wearing gloves...Good luck!

soccermom17 Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 2:59pm
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Well, my hot pink and black fingernails are just about faded out. I just washed really well with soap and soak in the tub. But also, when I was coloring my fondant, I put crisco on my hands and that helped a lot.

beccakelly Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 3:00pm
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i had pink hands for last two days! it didn't even occur to me that kneading pink into my fondant would color my hands. (duh) it just gradually faded away though. ya know, old skin cells fall away and new ones replace them!

lapazlady Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 3:01pm
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I started to use gloves for the very reason, but can certainly understand not liking them, they really aren't very comfortable. Toothpaste, shop goop, and washing a thousand times. Have a wonderful vacation.

LittleMom Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 3:15pm
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I use nitrile gloves. Latex makes my hands itchy and red, plus it stinks really bad. And those polyurethane gloves with the powder inside? Yuck! I love the nitrile, they don't smell, they fit, and they're not as sticky as other gloves. Here's a link where you can buy them for personal use.

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_index.asp?cls=7615

mcalhoun Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 3:30pm
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I have hot pink around the edges of my fingernails right nowicon_smile.gif Wear it proud ladies - mine is from my little granddaughter's first b-day cake. I have thought about gloves and I agree latex stinks and I would think it probably tastes bad as well. I may have to check into the nitrile ones LittleMom wrote about.

vww104 Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 4:00pm
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Try mixing a generous amount of baking soda into your soap and scrub your hands really well with it. You may need to do it several times.

TrinaH Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 4:12pm
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I've had a lot of luck washing my hands with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser and getting the color off my fingers! It doesn't do AS well with under the nails but it does help!

Lyn4uk Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 4:21pm
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My daughter suggested I paint my nails black and pretend I'm a goth icon_biggrin.gif
Think I'd get some attention at 48 years old icon_lol.gif
Thanks for all the tips. I will keep washing my hands and adding lots of moisturiser. Poor old me icon_lol.gif

lecrn Posted 13 Mar 2007 , 5:05pm
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I always rub a small amt. of Crisco on my before kneading color in by hand. It has always seemed to keep the color off. I have a small jar that I use solely for my hands. I also heard that shampoo will get it off better than plain soap. I haven't tried the shampoo b/c the Crisco seems to work for me.

lsienna Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 3:14pm
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Oh my God, I cracked up reading all these posts.
I too have had blood red stained fingers for the last two days.
I tried using hand cleaner for paint removal on hands, the one I have has some abrasive material in it so it acts like a good loofah scrub. It worked quite well but I just didn't do it long enough. I think a good long scrub with that will work just fine along with a fingernail scrub brush.

lsienna

iluvjay829 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 3:19pm
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I was going to search for this same topic this morning!!! I know people think I don't bathe since I have black under my fingernails. icon_rolleyes.gif

famousamous Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 3:59pm
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I always put Crisco all over my hands before kneading fondant, it works very well for me.

mssweetie24 Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 4:11pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMom

I use nitrile gloves. Latex makes my hands itchy and red, plus it stinks really bad. And those polyurethane gloves with the powder inside? Yuck! I love the nitrile, they don't smell, they fit, and they're not as sticky as other gloves. Here's a link where you can buy them for personal use.

http://www.coleparmer.com/catalog/product_index.asp?cls=7615




You can purchase the nitrile gloves at Walmart I buy them there all the time.

slope Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 4:19pm
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Just a word of caution to all those that are wearing gloves while coloring fondant. Many people have latex allergies and could become seriously ill if they ate your cake. The powder in the latex gloves is what gives most people a reaction so if you are going to wear gloves then use the nitrile ones or make sure you print a large warning somewhere on the box and tell your customers. This is comming from someone who has made one too many trips to the ER because of things like this. icon_biggrin.gif

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