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Best gloves for painting?

Discussion in 'Tools and tips' started by hiddentrout, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. hiddentrout

    hiddentrout Member

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    Hey guys, so I've just always gone bare hand or with an old pair of snowboarding gloves but always end up with some paint on my fingers. Was just wondering what everyones imputs were for gloves.. I prefer bare hand but with working 5-6 days a week, I'd rather have clean hands so no ones suspicious...
  2. subcyde

    subcyde Senior Member

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    Black latex gloves are good.
  3. Take-One

    Take-One Member

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    I use mechanic gloves. They provide good grip for climbing and whatnot too.
  4. smO

    smO Member

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  5. aiko

    aiko Senior Member

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    gloves are such a pain in the ass, if you are gonna use some, don't cheap out, like take one said, stick with something with a bit of thickness to it. but personally, i don't like gloves, you just find they get ruined, rip, etc. just keep your caps clean, watch your drips, and don't get to the point where the cops are checking your hands.
  6. marshall-uk

    marshall-uk Member

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    free one's.... just walk in to a hospital like you r visting someone grab a box put it in your jacket n leve lol
  7. subcyde

    subcyde Senior Member

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    the latex gloves at mechanic shops are better
  8. smokeitup

    smokeitup Elite Member

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    i never wear gloves, just dont be a dumb cunt and u wont get paint on ur hands. even if i do get paint on em its easy to wash off
  9. corome

    corome Banned

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    my dads a dentist so i have a butload of latex gloves laying around
    and these, these are better because the paint dosent stick my fingers together

    CFC-GRAFF Senior Member

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    Yeah man rock those latex gloves.
    Tight fit so your glove doesn't go over spray valve.
    Disposable to... when your out on a hot chase you can
    toss them and replace them no problem at all.
    Gotta do what ya gotta do '
    -Use em'
  11. Cholmes

    Cholmes Guest

    I havent used any yet. I like holding the can with no protection, its like having sex without a condom hahaha jk but i bought some that I wiill try out.
  12. twisties

    twisties Elite Member

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    Hate gloves..feel it just wrecks things but latex if you really want something to use quick then remove.
  13. graffitiWISCONSIN

    graffitiWISCONSIN Senior Member

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    I don't use gloves unless i'm mixing ink or paint really. but i've got the blue nitril gloves & those aren't so bad. they've got some powder inside them so your hands don't get so sweaty. but they keep your hands real clean
  14. Strange Journeys

    Strange Journeys Senior Member

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    i used to always use rubber gloves, but got tired of them ripping and whatnot, so i picked up a pair at home depot, durable with good grip. the homie has a pair that are barbed wire resistant.
    @dkode, you're a dumbass.
  15. zachatnca

    zachatnca Senior Member

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    whenever i go bombing for a while i take a kitchen glove (one of those yellow ones) and put a rubber band at the bottom to make it a tight fit. i also would put the rubber band around the can if im doing a piece so i wont drop the can or make a big mistake.
  16. Matthebird

    Matthebird New Member

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    You need to know what you're toying with

    I'm concerned that the first google entry for best gloves for graffiti reveal absolutely no useful information relative to the protection of skin when spray painting !

    I researched on the subject a little and thought I'd share it here, for all the people who might come upon this page in the future.

    Spray paint contains irritating (classified Xi) and harmful chemical agents (classified Xn). Most of the harmful chemicals are aromatic hydrocarbons (organic chemistry) like Xylenes, Ethylbenzene, 2-Butoxyethanol, Naphtha for instance.

    The use of Nitrile gloves is necessary to provide enough protection against aromatic hydrocarbon (aka aromatic solvents). It's about the same price as latex gloves.


    No glove provides universal protection against all kinds of chemicals. Any glove wears out after a certain amount of use and time.

    Material safety data sheet (MSDS) come in handy to know what kinds of chemical components you will be exposed to when using any kind of spray paint. They seem to be easily found on the manufacturers websites.

    Also mportant for your health (not glove related but worth mentioning) is the use of filter masks. Those are masks that cover the nose and mouth and filter the air you breathe.
    Note that dust masks only protect against particles. They do not protect against chemicals, gases, or vapors.



    Some models come with integrated full face shield


    Don't forget the protective glasses with the half face mask.

    There are classification codes related to the filters's degree of protection. You want to go for A2 P2.

    When you are not using the filters, store them sealed in a plastic bag. Chemical cartridges respirators use activated carbon to filter chemicals, which means they continue to filter if exposed to air and eventually become saturated and then have to be changed.

    Hope it's useful :eek:

    Protect your health, it is your greatest wealth.


    Sources : of cartridge-type respirators.pdf Spray MSDS.pdf
  17. toop

    toop Elite Member

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    respirators are overrated

    i spray with the worst shit for fumes and never have issues

    and gloves from your local grocery store will do fine
  18. split111

    split111 Member

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    hardware store gloves are dope as hell if you go on lengthy painting missions, they hold up to the abuse way better than those shitty latex ones. But for bombing quick tags or whatever, I don't know if u wanna be caught with paint covered gloves lol
  19. biblebeltbangerz

    biblebeltbangerz Elite Member

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    i never wore gloves or used a respiratopr. i smoke so the respirator woul;d be silly. i should wear gloves but yeah, i dont.
  20. Cyco

    Cyco Senior Member

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    Any gloves I can get for free. I rack em from the schools cleaning lady, blue latex ones