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Reducing need for disposable gloves by alternating wooden sticks

Another tip shared by SiC Polska: When cleaning objects or removing varnish with solvents, you can use several sticks alternately. When the solvent has penetrated deep into the stick and is in contact with the protective glove, change the stick and let it evaporate. With less contact with solvents, a glove’s life is extended a little. 

Source: Kate Seymour

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