A few weeks ago, my friend Jack faced a problem with his PVC pipes. To paint the sewers, he needed to clean his dirty, contaminated PVC pipes. He did it well.
But a few moments later, he noticed that the primer stained the floor of his room and also his hands. He managed to clean the surface, but the stain of his hands was so stubborn.
He called me and asked if I know how to remove purple primer from hands. At first, I also did not know about that. Even google does not have so much info about this. So I thought I should share with you whatever I’ve learned.
How to Remove Purple Primer from Hands- Things You Should Know First
What is a Purple PVC Primer?
Purple primer is a mixture of solvents, which is used to remove oil, dirt, and other contaminants from the surface of PVC or CPVC pipe. In the case of the ABS piping installation, it is not recommended.
Uses of Purple Primer
Back in 1950, the PVC pipe first became popular. We all know that PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is made of hard plastic, which is resistant to corrosion. The materials are also lightweight so we can easily transport them wherever we want.
When we use a purple primer on its surface, the primer removes all the dirt and oil, so that we can easily apply paint on the pipe surface. It also works well on the surface of the CPVC pipe, but not recommended for the ABS pipe.
Usually, a purple primer is used prior to painting the pipes to clean the surface. The only disadvantage of the purple primer is, if you drop it on the floor, it will leave a stain, which is very difficult to remove. Even if it sticks to your hands, your hands will also become stained. So it is important to use it carefully.
How to Remove Purple Primer from Hands
If the purple primer stains on your hands, it is not so easy to remove it. However, you must be thinking that how to remove purple primers from your hands easily in no time. Is it possible?
Well, I can tell you some steps to make it easier for you. If you follow the steps carefully, I hope you can get rid of the stain so easily.
As soon as you notice the stain, deal with it immediately. Because the longer time it remains on your hand, the harder it will become to clean it.
Now you will need some warm water and antibacterial hand soap or hand wash. Mix some soap or hand wash with warm water. Soak your hands in the warm water for at least five to ten minutes. It will help to soften the purple primer of the hands.
If you are not interested in doing this or do not have enough time to soak your hands, wash your hand with the warm water and antibacterial soap. But soaking your hand will make it easier to do.
Put 4 to 5 drops of clear PVC cleaner on a clean white cloth. Slowly place the cloth on the purple primer stain. Begin to blot the cloth and move towards the stain.
Apply some more clear cleaner if the cloth becomes dry and continue blotting.
Pour some high-grade acetone in a small bowl. It should be a plastic bowl. Now dip a cotton ball in the acetone. In a circular motion, rub the cotton ball.
When the cotton ball becomes soiled, dip another clean cotton ball in the acetone. You will see that the stain is decreasing from your hand gradually. Stop rubbing the cotton ball to your hand when no stain is visible.
Acetone is one of the main ingredients of any nail polish remover. So if you do not have high-grade acetone, you can also use a nail polish remover instead of acetone, though it will not work as fast as the acetone.
When you are done with the purple primer, remove the acetone or nail polish remover immediately, because it will damage or dry up your skin if the acetone remains in your hand for a longer time. So make sure to clean all the acetone with a damp paper towel.
Rinse your hands with warm water. If necessary, use an antibacterial soap to clean all the nail polish remover from the hand.
After that, you may feel that your hands are more dry than usual. Relax, it is normal. Nail polish remover or acetone can make your hand dry and dull.
So apply some body lotion or glycerin to your hands. Your hands will become soft and smooth again. I think I’ve told you every detail of how to remove purple primer from hands.
How to Remove Purple Primer from Floor
Removing the stubborn stain of purple primer from the floor is comparatively easy. All you need to do is to take some clean primer on the stain and rub it until the floor becomes clean. You can also use acetone for this purpose.
Nowadays, many new solvents are available in the market, which helps to remove the stain of purple primer from the floor. You can also use those solvents.
However, when I told Jack, my friend, about the solution, he was so surprised. He really didn’t know that removing purple primer stain from hands is that much easy. I was also happy because my friend got relief from the problem.
I hope this article will help you also. If you are someone who works in a PVC pipe company, if you are someone who needs to deal with purple primer regularly, you can definitely follow the steps to get rid of the stain.
You will never need to think about how to remove purple primer from hands.