Black Miracle Paint does not clean up like printing ink

Posted By on July 25, 2015

PaintFingers_IMG_5598After spending a lifetime working on cars and 30 years dealing with printing press wash-up chemicals and hand scrubs, one would think I would know a little bit about cleaning my hands?


Well I do know a “little bit” but still haven’t figured out how to clean dried paint off my hands (in particular Miracle Paint). It is obviously not ink. So much for cleaning with normal hand scrubs, printing chemicals or even my variety of paint solvents.

FYI … the project I’m currently working on is my father-in-law’s well loved and used, rusting, lawn mower trailer. I decided it might be worth stripping it down, repairing the rust, corroded bolts and nuts and repainting. They made these trailers a little better 40 years ago (he had it as long as I was in the family as I recall) … so it is worth fixing up … besides, it was a great memory of my father-in-law. 

The “red” trailer being used by Brenda and her sister Chris –  August of 2008.

If you are interested in a great DIY PDF Guide about paints, primers and solvents, check this out from


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