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  •  plastic latex disposable gloves (11+ / 0-)

    Greatest thing since sliced bread. For any kind of gluing.
    I can't stress enough the simple concept of dropcloth before working.
    Dropcloth! Dropcloth! Don't argue, just do it.

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat May 18, 2013 at 07:57:51 AM PDT

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    •  Preaching to the choir, LOL (10+ / 0-)

      I keep a pack of disposable gloves on hand at all times! And, I've got visqueen that's been used time and again to protect floors, etc. that I don't want to get messed up.

      I'm a big believer in prevention from damage or just my natural clumsiness at times. :-) Being a single female who grew up in a houseful of men I don't hesitate to pick up a paint brush, palm sander, spray can, you name it, to do projects I want done but can't afford to pay someone to do for me.

      Right now I'm repainting the wooden glider I restored two summers ago. It's a 2 seater and is just such a lovely place to drink my early morning coffee in the warm weather. And, I'm spray painting some old milk crates to use as sort of false wall on the side of my patio exposed to my neighbors. Thank goodness for masks, too. The toluene just gives me the worst headaches so I wear a double mask and keep a tissue with lavender essential oil on it inside the mask.

      Peace.

      Creativity is intelligence having fun.

      by Ninepatch on Sat May 18, 2013 at 10:05:16 AM PDT

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    •  I prefer Nitrile gloves myself (7+ / 0-)

      They are so much easier to get on/off than the others. I came to appreciate them when I worked as a preschool teacher and had to put them on several times each shift.

      The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

      by Mr Robert on Sat May 18, 2013 at 11:03:47 AM PDT

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