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Old 08-07-2006, 06:08 PM   #1
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Stained fingers

OK, tis the season of stained fingers for me. Scraping potatoes, peeling apples, you know what I mean. Does anyone have a surefire method for keeping your fingers from getting stained? Or how about removing the stains from under your fingernails?

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Old 08-07-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
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rubber gloves... or bleach. That's about it.
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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Handwashing dishes is usually good for removing the damage after the fact. I have to do that sometimes if I have gardened a lot and stained my hands. You can always make yourself a scrub for your hands, either salt and olive oil or brown sugar and olive oil. That makes them feel sooo good - also for feet.
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I sometimes use lemon juice for my nails. Or you may want to try a pumice based soap that mechanics use to rid their hands of grease and oil.
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Old 08-07-2006, 07:28 PM   #5
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Good idea Middie.
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:25 PM   #6
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Thanks Dove. My dad was a mechanic so I've seen him use pumice soap thousands of times lol.
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:37 PM   #7
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I had my hands in the dirt for 22 years, and they were calloused and stained all the time. I used to scrub them with a soapy hand brush, then pour Clorox over the brush, and go for it. It does the job under the nails...just be careful not to splatter the bleach in your eyes. Stings like the devil.
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:17 AM   #8
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I usually use lemon juice, but honestly, nothing seems to touch under my nails. I am going to try the Clorox trick on the nail brush.

No one has any helpful tips on preventing the staining in the first place? Rubber gloves are just too cumbersome pdswife, thanks though.
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:21 AM   #9
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Try dipping your fingertips in oil first. That might help prevent the staining.
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Um...duh. Why didn't I think of that? LOL, thanks GB.
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