How Mechanics Keep Their Hands Clean

December 18, 2009 at 12:20 am 4 comments

It’s pretty simple, they don’t get them dirty in the first place.

Imagine how dirty our feet would be if we walked around in bare feet. Socks and shoes keep our feet clean. Professionals who work with their hands wear gloves for the same reason. At the end of the day, take off the gloves and your hands are clean.

Work gloves in most homes consist of gardening and rubber cleaning gloves. But why stop there? Pickup a box of latex gloves, they’re great for all kinds of dirty jobs such as:

  • Painting
  • Automotive repairs
  • Cleaning the garage
  • Organizing the attic
  • Caulking and other home maintenance

Latex gloves are extremely cheap, they’re disposable and they don’t reduce dexterity like thick rubber gloves.

If you’ve ever seen a race-car garage, they’re usually immaculate. So are the mechanic’s hands.

There are even specialized gloves for mechanics. Frankly, if you’ve been paying attention at your local hardware store, work gloves have become very advanced and extremely specialized. I’ve made a short list of some specific types of job specific gloves that are available, along with an amazon link if you want to check them out:

Some of the electrician’s gloves are made from Kevlar to prevent cuts from sharp wires.  The carpenter’s gloves reduce splinters and vibration when hammering.

I have a good pair of work gloves and a box of latex gloves. I wear the work gloves when I’m working in my garage. They keep my hands clean and free of cuts when I’m doing manly stuff. I find the latex gloves really great for spray painting outdoor furniture and other items, since I always get spray paint on my index finger, which usually lasts for at least a week.

Depending on your needs, many of these gloves are even available in insulted, wind proof and water proof versions.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Medical gloves  |  March 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Medical gloves…

    Better yet, make use of latex gloves when ever putting on the Sunless Face Tanning Products. It takes some a while before figuring this out….

  • 2. Work Supplies  |  June 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    This is great information, very helpful! Thanks!

  • 3. hello  |  February 2, 2013 at 12:02 am

    The insulted gloves demand an explanation!

  • 4. BshertZ  |  March 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    In high school shop class, our salty old shop teacher taught us this old-fashioned tip: rub some regular dish washing liquid into your hands until dry; go about the dirty work and then head to the sink as usual when finished. Never had a problem getting the hands clean with only one washing. I’ve used this tip ever since…


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