How To  Get Wood Stain Off Skin

We recommend starting with a piece of soft steel wool and gently scrub away in a circular motion with some liquid soap and hot water. This prepares the skin while removing the excess of the stain.

Natural Removers

Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil is great for removing oil-based stains because it binds to the wood stains and removes them from your skin.


Being water-based, it has better success removing water-based wood stains from your skin.

Citric Acid

Citric acid is a natural acid that is extracted from citrus fruits which is also a powerful cleaner and stain remover.

Chemical Removers


Otherwise known as nail polish remover, is a great stain remover for water-based stains.

Denatured Alcohol

Denatured alcohol is another effective and safe chemical solvent to use in stain removal.

Mineral Spirits

Mineral Spirits are about the fastest and most effective solutions for the removal of oil-based stains.


Turpentine is a chemical solvent that is derived from tree resin. It is safer to use on your skin than mineral spirits.