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The problem with gloves is the loss of dexterity. If I'm hauling a bunch of brick, the gloves are on. When I'm cutting or setting, they are off. My hands never got like that though - makes you hurt viewing the pic's.

Chris, what are nitrile gloves? Is this something we should know about?

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Old 10-06-2007, 06:35 PM
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Nitrile are similar to latex gloves, but are a little more resistant to oils and chemicals. They sell them at Harbour Freight.
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Hey All!
I'm an interior painter by trade and I get my latex gloves on line at GALETON.COM. You can pick up a box of 100 nitrile gloves there for under $8.50!
Pretty cheap compared to the big chain stores!
I'm building my dome using Heat Stop mortar and I tried gloves but I can't feel for the flush edges on the bricks. So I keep a 5 gal. bucket of water and a rag nearby. When I get mortar on my fingers, I give them a quick rinse in the bucket and wipe them with the rag! No Problem!
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I did a lot of work without gloves, because ordinary gloves are so cumbersome or flimsy, until I discovered these:



They fit tight, they are waterproof without being sweaty, The rubber is textured so you can pick up anything, they are washable, and I wouldn't touch anything corrosive without them again.
I got two pairs just like these!

They are awesome and work great.

Thanks for the tip dmun.
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This is the first time that I am reading this post.
When I need to work with cement, and the work is some kind of delicate one, for example finishing or coating, the only thing that I do is to wash my hands with oil (any kitchen oil, even canola, sunflower or heavy one if you have) and let the oil in there.
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All,

Most of the time I wear Atlas type gloves when doing the kind of work Les describes. However, I find the loss of dexterity in finer work a real problem. Luis uses oil, but there is also a product called Gloves in a Bottle that coats your hands and prevents burns. The only place I know to get it, though, is Lee Valley Tools: http://www.leevalley.com/.

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This is the first time that I am reading this post.
When I need to work with cement, and the work is some kind of delicate one, for example finishing or coating, the only thing that I do is to wash my hands with oil (any kitchen oil, even canola, sunflower or heavy one if you have) and let the oil in there.
This had solved the big problems...

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Thanks for the ideas everyone!

I will put several to use!
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