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Forum topic by Kelly posted 01-17-2016 02:19 AM 753 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kelly

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01-17-2016 02:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing stain dye oil gloves nitril latex finish trick tip

The topic of gloves in the work shop has been beaten into the ground. The one area no one seems opposed to their use, and reasonably so, is in the matter of finishing.

A little stain or dye goes a long ways. Sometimes, about a week of scrubbing, long ways. Obviously, having gloves to protect your hands from stains, dyes, finishes and even glue makes the task much more tolerable – after the fact.

I find myself moving from project to project. For example, I might apply stain to one and set it to dry. Then I might go turn something, then grab some “lathe juice.” Another project might call for a coat or two of hardening oil, then it, too will have to be abandoned to “dry” (okay, harden). Again with time, I might take up a picture frame, then apply a coat of poly, shellac or some other finish that requires me to glove up or get my hands messy.

Needless to say, you can go through a lot of disposable gloves in a day. Often, you can, carefully peel them off, but, just as with good fitting, more expensive gloves, that can be a nuisance.

I thought there had to be a better way, so I dug through my glove box (yep, I have one) and found several pair of reusable gloves. I chose one and cut it back to about my wrist. Just far enough back to protect my hands from things without coming off. Today I test drove them and they worked great.

By trimming them back, they’re quick to put on and easy to get off, so I’m more inclined to use them for quick touch ups and such.

Gloves I have been ignoring for years are now the best gloves my money can buy [until I go out in the cold, then it’s the other ones].



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#1 posted 01-19-2016 04:42 AM

the ones you were born with ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Paul

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#2 posted 01-19-2016 04:57 AM

Eye protection? check! Ears check! Respirator check! The one thing I don’t care about are my looks. My hands are constantly stained, glued, and scared.

Maybe if I got a manicure once I week I would start caring about gloves.

Paul

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JAAune

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#3 posted 01-19-2016 05:21 AM

Dirty hands aren’t a good thing when finish sanding projects. You’ll always get a stray fingerprint right on the most visible drawer face and it won’t show up until finish is applied. Plus, toxic solvents will go through skin so hanging onto a soggy, stain-filled rag for half an hour isn’t the healthiest thing to do.

I usually buy my disposables slightly over-sized. They peel off easily but are thin enough to allow good dexterity.

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Kelly

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#4 posted 04-01-2016 11:22 PM

For me, appearance of my hands isn’t a huge deal. Having sticky hands is, however. By using a cut off glove like these, I can touch something up quickly and not have to toss five or more pair of disposables a day. Too, I don’t have to go looking for the alcohol/paint thinner or whatever to clean off my hands.

Of course, if I’m doing more than a quick touch up, disposable gloves are more comfortable.


Eye protection? check! Ears check! Respirator check! The one thing I don t care about are my looks. My hands are constantly stained, glued, and scared.

Maybe if I got a manicure once I week I would start caring about gloves.

Paul

- Paul


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