How to Dry Rubber Gloves


When you regularly wear rubber gloves to protect your hands from harsh chemicals or moisture, it can be unpleasant as your hands begin to perspire within the rubber gloves. If you do not adequately dry your rubber gloves out between wearing them, the moisture will not dissipate and mildew may begin to grow within the gloves. When you remove the gloves, take them off in a special way so that they will be dry when you need to wear them again.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Towel
  • Dry the outsides of the gloves completely with a towel before taking them off.

  • Remove the gloves by pulling them inside out as you take them off. Do this by pulling the cuffs of the gloves over your hands. Grasp the cuff with one hand on each side of the cuff and pull the sides of the cuff in opposite directions to stretch it. As you stretch the cuff, spin it to roll up the cuff slightly.

  • Hold the rolled cuff. Squeeze it tight to force the inside-out glove fingers to pop outward. This will ensure that the entire glove is inside out and ready to dry properly. Put the inside out gloves away until you are ready to use them again.

  • Turn the gloves right side out again by holding a glove by the cuff and pushing the fingers into the glove to begin turning it right side out again.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is important to dry the outsides of the gloves completely before taking them off because you will be turning the gloves inside out. If the gloves are wet on the outside when you turn them inside out, bacteria and mildew may form in the dampness while the gloves are inside out.

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