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Old 05-05-2016, 04:55 PM   #1
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I use latex gloves all the time since I work so much with stains, plus they help reduce hand cleaning time when dealing with alkyd enamels. However, I recently gave the nitrile gloves a try to see how they compared and I have to say there is no comparison. The nitrile gloves don't seem to make my hands sweat quite so much, are easier to get on and off, plus they last much longer than the latex. So, from now on, that's all I will be buying. Yes, they do cost more... but I'm worth it.
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Screw those latex gloves! They suck!
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Screw those latex gloves! They suck!
I know the nitrile ones have been around awhile now, often see the guys in my paint stores using them, and I'm sure there are many painters that have been using them for some time. I finally just decided to see what they were about. Never going back to the latex ones ever agin.
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Nitrile is way better.

Plus, people develop severe allergies to latex from wearing the gloves. Hospitals can't even have latex gloves anymore due to all the employees developing allergies, Employees and patients had terrible allergic asthma reactions from the latex/corn starch cloud that comes out when a pair of latex gloves are pulled out of a box.
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Nitrile is way better.

Plus, people develop severe allergies to latex from wearing the gloves. Hospitals can't even have latex gloves anymore due to all the employees developing allergies, Employees and patients had terrible allergic asthma reactions from the latex/corn starch cloud that comes out when a pair of latex gloves are pulled out of a box.
I was fortunate never to have an issue with them that way. Of course the nitrile gloves will likely start to do something to the wearers eventually. Just a matter of time.
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I prefer the 7 mil or thicker ones
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I know the nitrile ones have been around awhile now, often see the guys in my paint stores using them, and I'm sure there are many painters that have been using them for some time. I finally just decided to see what they were about. Never going back to the latex ones ever agin.
Are you using the Raven brand of nitrile? Those are my favorites.
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I was fortunate never to have an issue with them that way. Of course the nitrile gloves will likely start to do something to the wearers eventually. Just a matter of time.
We switched over a long time ago after our lead painter developed an reaction to latex.

I do think there have been some studies showing an effect on short-term memory.

One big advantage is that nitrile is resistant to a wider range of solvents than latex.

The only possible downside is that I think there have been some studies showing an effect on short-term memory.
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Are you using the Raven brand of nitrile? Those are my favorites.
Will have to check.
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We switched over a long time ago after our lead painter developed an reaction to latex.

I do think there have been some studies showing an effect on short-term memory.

One big advantage is that nitrile is resistant to a wider range of solvents than latex.

The only possible downside is that I think there have been some studies showing an effect on short-term memory.
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All about the black venom nitrile gloves. That's the only way to go.
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Harbor Freight for the win. Get a pack of 100 pair for about $7 and change.

Not as thick as black venom one's, but the guys go through a lot and honestly I can get small, medium, and large at harbor freight. The one size fits all, fits only large hands. I like the ability to get a good fitting glove and a great price.
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