How to Get Rubber Cement Off Skin

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Things You'll Need

  • Soap

  • Water

  • Hand sponge

  • Nail polish remover


Repeat the process as many times as necessary until all the rubber cement is gone from your skin.


Read the instructions on the rubber cement container before use. Avoid ingestion and eye contact.

See a doctor immediately if complications develop after skin contact with rubber cement.

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Rubber cement is an adhesive with countless uses. However, when working with rubber cement, you might accidentally get some on your skin, causing discomfort or irritation. While relatively harmless unless you're allergic or you undergo long-term exposure to large amounts of rubber cement, rubber cement stuck to your skin can be uncomfortable and annoying. Cleaning and removing rubber cement from your skin is easy to do and shouldn't take more than a few minutes.


Step 1

Wash the afflicted area thoroughly using hand soap and warm to hot water.

Step 2

Scrub the area using a hand sponge, rinsing occasionally.

Step 3

Peel away any excess cement that remains in the area. If necessary, use a small amount of nail polish remover to remove rubber cement that won't come off.

Step 4

Dry the area when finished.



Perry Piekarski

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