From protecting your head with a helmet or goggles to covering your feet with work boots, having the proper safety gear is integral to every home project. However, there are many options for each item of garment available on the market. This can make the process of choosing the right one for the project you’re trying to tackle a little complicated. Today, we’d like to help you find the perfect gloves to get your job done smoothly and safely.
Cotton or Fabric Gloves
Used to protect your hands from splinters or scrapes, fabric gloves are meant to be used for light home projects, such as gardening. They are not puncture- or heat-resistant, so make sure you only use these when only a low amount of protection is needed.
Leather gloves provide a much higher level of protection than their fabric counterparts. For this reason, they are good at protecting your hands from puncture or heat. However, if regularly exposed to high heat, leather gloves will begin to crack and shrivel. Use them for outdoor maintenance projects regularly, but for burn protection sparingly.
Also known as disposable gloves, you may recognize these gloves from their use in hospitals and doctor’s offices. They are lightweight and flexible, protecting your hands from solvents, chemicals, and other hazardous liquids, but they provide no puncture or heat protection. Only use these gloves when working with liquids such as bleach.
Butyl Rubber Gloves
You may think these gloves are just good for cleaning, but they can actual help you tackle a number of projects. Rubber gloves are resistant to acids, bases, peroxides, and alcohols, making them the right choice for projects that have to do with oxidation or abrasion.
Puncture Resistant Gloves
These gloves do just what the name suggests: they are great at protecting your hands from punctures! Created uses a woven design that deflects sharp objects, use these gloves when doing projects involving construction.
Still not sure what gloves are right for you? Stop into Godwin Hardware and talk to one of our experts. Not only do they regularly tackle projects in their own homes, but they are knowledgeable about what our store offers and what tools will give you the most value for your project. Shop with us today!