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I can get very particular and easily bothered by things like greasy keys and despite washing my hands before using my computer and cleaning my keys with alcohol almost every day, it's still always greasy.

Is there a spray or coating that could protect my keys from this sort of grease?

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There is a gummy stuff kinda like Silly Putty that you can roll across the keyboard to clean it (including getting some of the gunk out between the keys). Don't recall the name offhand, though. –  Daniel R Hicks Jun 18 '13 at 22:05
@chris No offence, but you're going to reinforce a potentially damaging personal habit. Sure, no-one wants food and dead flies between the keys, but when you're cleaning the board every day you need to get help from someone before it gets worse. Having said that, it could be your keyboard is particularly prone to showing grease, i can't see any on mine at all, but its not a gloss finish either. –  Sirex Jun 18 '13 at 22:23
@DanielRHicks: This one? I've always wondered about it but never used it. Have you? (BTW the site does say it "does not remove oils and smudges off of surfaces, screens, etc.", so it might not help here.) –  Karan Jun 18 '13 at 22:40
@Karan - Yep, that one. I've only used it a little (the paint on my KB tends to flake off, so I'm afraid to use it a lot). But at least it might provide the psych support the OP appears to need. –  Daniel R Hicks Jun 19 '13 at 2:34

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This might sound a bit brutal, but, filing each key with sand paper did the trick for me.

The letters don't come off that easily, to my surprise.

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Other than washing your hands before use I'm not sure what you can do to prevent your greasy keyboard. I'd recommend eKlenz Keyboard Cleaners (eklenz.com) to clean the grease for you. They do a really good job at cleaning the grease and gunk from the top and between the keys.

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