How Mechanics Keep Their Hands Clean
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:
- 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.