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How to Remove PVC Glue From Your Hands

Jess Jones

Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, pipe first became popular in the 1950s. PVC pipe is made of hard plastic that's resistant to rust and corrosion. This makes it a common choice in plumbing and building projects.

Remove PVC glue in a few easy steps.

In addition, the material is lightweight, making it much easier to transport and handle than its metal counterparts. The plastic pipe is also quite flexible, which makes it less likely to crack under pressure. To properly fit different sections of PVC pipe together, use PVC glue.

Tip

When possible, wear glove when working with PVC glue.

Warning

Use caution when using acetone nail polish remover.

  1. Soak your hands in a solution of hot water (as hot as you can stand) and antibacterial hand soap. This well help to soften the PVC glue. If you are not able to take the time to soak your hands, wash them well in hot water and antibacterial soap.

  2. Saturate a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover. Rub the cotton ball on the glue on your hands. Use short, quick strokes and continue until all of the glue is removed. Replace the cotton ball once it's covered in glue residue. Saturate subsequent cotton balls in the acetone nail polish remover.

  3. Rinse your hands well under warm water. Wash with antibacterial soap to remove the nail polish remover. Use hand lotion if desired, as acetone can have a drying effect on the skin.