I discovered spray adhesive today and am loving it! Maybe I am loving it too much as I have sticky fingers now! As I type my thumb is sticking to spacebar How do you get your fingers unsticky? I have been washing my hands with hot water but hasn't helped much. Still have half my project to go so I want to able to get fingers unstuck before I go to bed tonight at least
I used the vegetable oil suggestion since that's what i had in the house. I still have a sticky fingernail, but it took most of the stick off my actually skin, but not all of it. Soooo, I am pretty much just peeling it off as it starts to "shed".
I use talcum powder (or bath powder). I have this travel bottle and keep it at my desk. When I use the spray adhesive, I can then put it on my fingers/hands and it unsticks them. Really cool and I like the powdery feel and smell.
I came here to find out the answer and went to the trouble of signing up to note something that kind of freaked me out.
I used spray adhesive for the first time for a project two weeks ago - (princess bed and throne for my granddaughters - red velvet and brocade and cardboard etc.)
It worked well, I liked it.
Today I went to glue some red velvet inside a doll sized 'treasure chest' and when I pressed the nozzle, it stayed down and would not release!
It took me several seconds to pull the nozzle up, in the meantime, spray adhesive was spraying everywhere.
My hands were coated. And when it was done I realized how easily it could have sprayed me in the face and eyes, and god forbid I had my granddaughters with me when that mishap occurred. It still freaks me out to think about it.
Be careful. Not sure what the answer is, I feel like it could be a dangerous situation at worst, and a very messy one at best.
In the meantime I used (as per recommendations above) rubbing alcohol, then oil, then mayonnaise, along with hot water and soap. I'm fairly unstuck now.
mineral spirits ...wash hands with soap & water afterwords. Mineral spirits is an oil based paint remover, chk your husbands tool area, he may have some. The chemical labeled "paint remover" from wal-mart is the same thing. it is not corrosive & will not harm your skin, however, it is smelly.
Edited by dmstyres on 08-12-15 05:57 PM. Reason for edit: adding info