The gloves I've used to protect one's hands effectively when
staining/finishing are so darn bulky that I lose the tactile feel of
the work. The thin gloves (surgical type) that I have tried don't
seem to have the proper chemical compatibility..they dissolve when
they hit the stain.
So I was thinking, has anyone concocted a gel or spray (like those
spray bandages), that one could put on ones hands, do the dirty work,
retain the tactile feel of the work, and just wash the material
off..along with the dirt/stain/finish etc.
Or..can anyone recommend a brand of surgical type glove that has the
proper chemical resistance to stains/poly/tung oil/spirts etc?
Yes, 3M marketed that product some 20 years ago and others have also. It is
still be available.
The problem is that you almost spend the same amount of time working the
product into every nook and cranny, deeply under your nails, wrinkles and so
forth as you would cleaning stain off of your hands. And then you have to
reapply every few hours.
Swingman? Did you ever try it out?
Hell no ... being country raised, stained hands were part of the territory
and I've never been effete enough to take precautions.
Blisters and splinter are another thing altogether, so enter real gloves
AAMOF, I saw some really big, flesh colored blisters on my fingers yesterday
and thought it was strange that I hadn't felt a thing ... turns out it was
Titebond III, from spreading it with my fingers.
I'd write to them and ask what they are using that will melt latex
gloves. I've found their paints to be the best. If custom mixed, you
should be able to get the information you need from the store. That
would be my first line of attack.
I use the vinyl gloves from harbor freight... $2.99 for a box of 100 when
they're on sale.. (the only time to buy anything from HF)
Never had a set dissolve or had any problems with them.. can't speak for latex
as I've never tried them..
There's nitrile, latex, and several other types that resist different
chemicals to different levels. Check the packages for details. Having
the right kind makes a big difference.
Cloth glove liners, like those sold by Grainger, can add to the
It was a simple question. Are you trying to be an AH?
Reread the post you that you responded to.
You answered my thread and my thread was only taking about clean up after
staining and had no mention of preparation before staining. Since you were
directing your suggestion to me, I wanted to know if your answer was
indicating to applied WD-40 prior to cleaning with paint thinner or prior to
cleaning with Fast Orange.
Obviously "wiped on my hands" since you were responding to my post and not
Since you chose to direct the answer to me instead of the OP you were
lacking in details.
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