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7 Steps To Guide You On How To Clean Hand Gloves

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Step 7: Your hand gloves are clean © homify / Rose Rigan Step 7: Your hand gloves are clean

Finally, your hand gloves are as clean as mine as you can see in my picture.

NB: A glove's discolouration indicates that the rubber is wearing off and needs to be replaced.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get rid of the latex smell on my glove?

Rubber gloves are frequently criticised for leaving an unpleasant aftertaste on hands. Since dishwashing gloves have been around for many years, individuals have had plenty of opportunities to try different strategies to get rid of that revolting rubbery smell. Here are a few remedies for stinky gloves that can be useful.

Baking soda

This is well known for its capacity to eliminate offensive odours from a home. Before beginning to wash dishes or clean the bathroom, try sprinkling some inside dry gloves. By first combining a few drops of your preferred essential oil with baking soda, you may take this technique to the next level.


Before and after applying rubber gloves, massage your hands with a sweet-smelling lotion. If your skin tends to dry up inside of gloves, doing this can help hide the latex smell and keep it hydrated.

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How can I disinfect my hand glove?

Make sure to properly dry your gloves after washing them, whether they are latex or not, before moving on to sanitation or disinfection. To remove any bacteria your hands may have left behind, sanitize or disinfect the outside of the rubber gloves. Make sure the product is safe to use on the material of your gloves by carefully reading the label before using it, and then applying it as directed. After, make sure to wash your hands properly.

NB: Since disinfectants eliminate germs on inanimate items, they should only be used on objects, never on the skin, as they act by eliminating the nucleic acids and proteins that are the building blocks of all germs.

When should you not wash your gloves? 

After using gloves in contact with blood, bodily fluids, or very filthy home items for any period, it is recommended that you throw them away. When a rubber glove develops stains, cracks, rips, or obvious punctures, it should be thrown away.

What is the best way to sanitise my gloves?

Sanitisers are substances that work quickly to lower the amount of disease-causing microorganisms on inanimate items. Sanitising can be used to clean skin, hard surfaces, and dishes. It is essentially the same as cleaning.

Tip: You can wash your gloves with mild detergent, or you can sterilize them with an ethanol solution

What are the best ways to store reusable gloves?

  • To lessen the danger of contamination, keep the cleaned gloves in a spot that is tidy, dry, and clean.
  • Gloves should be kept out of direct sunlight and in a space with good ventilation.
  • Before putting on gloves, inspect them. Tears, discolouration, or punctures suggest a potential issue.
Step 6: Hang to dry © homify / Rose Rigan Step 6: Hang to dry

Hang gloves in an airy place to dry.

Step 5: Remove gloves © homify / Rose Rigan Step 5: Remove gloves

Now, remove the gloves from your hands.

Step 4: Clean with alcohol © homify / Rose Rigan Step 4: Clean with alcohol

Clean the entire glove with alcohol.

Step 3: Dry with a paper towel © homify / Rose Rigan Step 3: Dry with a paper towel

Dry the glove with a paper towel.

Step 2: Rinse under running water © homify / Rose Rigan Step 2: Rinse under running water

Rinse in running water.

Step 1: Wash gloves with soap and water © homify / Rose Rigan Step 1: Wash gloves with soap and water

Using gloves on your hand, wash with soap and water.

Picture of the glove I will wash © homify / Rose Rigan Picture of the glove I will wash

This is the picture of the glove that I will be washing.


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