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In the absence of any White Spirit, what common household substance would you use to get Varnish off your fingers? I've just been varnishing my floorboards, made the usual (for me) mess on my hands and now realised I haven't got any White Spirit at home.

Thanks in advance

Richard
 
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It was a serious question!. No laughing matter; not to me anyway:)

Richard

P.S. How do I get varnish off the keyboard?
 

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If you've got some WD40 arround that'll do it, just make sure you wash your hands well afterwards.....would suggest you do it outside as the smell agent is quite strong.....and no it wont harm you at all.
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oops sorrrrrry..but try the wife/girlfriend/mistress- why- nail varnish remover..but dont light a match or you will be back to the blowlamp...

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Laurel's solution to getting fingers clean is to make bread. Nothing like it. The dough is better than anything, and if you don't fancy the bread, use it for poisoning the seagulls.

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Lateral thinking

Mmm - not sure about eating it!

Thanks for all the suggestions; I have solved the problem a slightky different way. I popped next door and borrowed some White Spirit from the neighbours.

Cheers

Richard
 

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When I paint or repair the engine I always use gloves (surgeon type, you can buy in Tesco or DIY stores). This avoid to dirt my hands and use poisons for clean after.
 

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Washing powder, ariel is the best for varnish, daz for bilges! I'm serious!
 

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Baby Wipes, Tescos are the best. I always keep some on board and they will take paint, varnish or anything off. Heaven only knows what they do to babies' bottoms.

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longjohnsilver

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WD 40

Well I just drank a pint of the stuff by mistake, thought it was a can of Old Speckled Hen and boy do I feel well oiled............
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Just tried that. Works much better; hands are cleaner and the finish is better.

Thanks for the idea

Richard
 

robp

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Now this is abslolutely true!

Years and years ago, I once read a write up on WD-40. It seriously said "there are hundreds of uses for WD-40, you can even put it in your tea for an efficaceous effect" - spelling? What it was suppose to do I can't remember. I can only imagine the result though and the eye of a needle comes to mind!

Did it taste better than Speckled Hen??
 

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Don\'t. Remember the Fairy commercials?

Only Bill Cooper's suggestion is sensible, that or mild soap and water.

Use any solvent repeatedly, even White Spirit, and eventually your hands will roughen up permanently. Same goes for detergents. Good for DIY ... rotten for sex. Conventional varnish may be sticky for a day or two, but it won't damage your skin.

Wear your Marigolds next time.
 
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