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How to Keep Your Work Gloves in Good Condition

Whether you’re wearing women’s or men’s work gloves, you should know how to keep your work gloves in good condition.

Work gloves are an investment, and taking good care of them will only make them last longer. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can keep your women’s or men’s work gloves in good condition.

Leather Work Gloves

Leather work gloves can deteriorate for a few reasons. Exposure to extreme heat or cold can cause the leather to dry out. UV rays from the sun and air pollution can also cause chemical damage. The key is to not let the leather gloves dry out and crack or flake. Every week you should wipe off the leather work gloves with a rag. If there is any sticky residue, use a damp ramp to gently clean it off. You should also turn the gloves inside out to wipe down the insides.

How to Keep Your Men's Work Gloves in Good Condition
At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we offer women’s and men’s work gloves in a variety of sizes and materials. Learn how to keep those work gloves in good condition.

Leather work gloves are a big investment, but their ability to withstand abrasions, most punctures and cuts, and durability make them some of the best gloves you can find. Taking care of leather work gloves comes down to keeping them comfortable while keeping the gloves’ shape and durability. Some leather work gloves, like those made from suede or goatskin, can become stiff if dirt grinds into the material. Once you’ve cleaned them, they should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.

Neoprene, Nitrile & PVC Work Gloves

Before you take the gloves off, rinse them off with soap and water in a utility sink or with a hose. This is especially important if you’re working with harsh chemicals. Hang the gloves up to dry. Store the gloves in a dry place to help prevent mildew growth.

If you are using disposable gloves, it’s best to throw them out after they’ve been used. This is especially true if you’re working with chemicals. Always wash your hands, even after washing your gloves.

Canvas & Jersey Work Gloves

These type of gloves are used in gardening and light yard work. Canvas and jersey work gloves can be rinsed off with a hose or in a sink, and washed in the washing machine with warm water. Then throw them in the dryer. You can also wash other knit gloves in a washing machine, but use cool water and hang them up to dry.

Even if you have the best gloves, taking good care of them is a must. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find a wide selection of women’s and men’s work gloves, as well as everything you need to keep them in great shape. You work hard for your money, and your work gloves should work hard, too.


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