Always wear the proper glove for the task at hand. Maintain a supply of good-condition gloves of the following types, and add special purpose gloves as needed.
- Heavy Work Gloves: for handling building materials and general interior and exterior wear.
- Jersey or Heavy Cotton Gloves: for yardwork and general wear.
- Rubber-Dipped Masonry Gloves: for working with concrete and mortar.
- Disposable Plastic Gloves: for painting and light finishing and for handling hardwoods, like cherry, that are sensitive to oils in skin.
- Neoprene Rubber Gloves: for working with caustic chemicals, such as chemical paint stripper, and for working around electrical current.
- Household Type Rubber Gloves: for painting and finishing and for working with cleansers.
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