If you are ever in the un-awesome predicament of having your hands coated in polyurethane – go straight to the vegetable oil! I just put a quick coat of poly on a height measuring board we have been putting together for the kids and as soon as I opened the can I slopped it all over myself. After that kind of start there was no point being careful (I was working outside) and the end result was some super sticky hands! I tried dawn first, then rubbing alcohol, then nail polish remover (all with different kinds of soap in between tries at varying water temperatures). Finally I pulled out everyone’s secret weapon: google. It told me to try vegetable or canola oil. SO I DID. And it works! Just coat your hands and rub, rub, rub then wash with soap and water! Not only does it remove the gunk but it moisturizes pretty well too.