Originally Posted by David M
Use nitrile gloves. Always wear a good respirator. If the fumes are bad then use an organic or better yet a positive pressure respirator. Cover up all your skin...unless the itchies don't bother you.
Same goes for bottom paint
Actually, you want to use latex gloves for polyester or epoxy
. They are cheaper too. Use nitrile for paint
and mineral spirits. Going the opposite way will dissolve the gloves.
Pour acetone or MEK into nitrile, and then paint
thinner into latex, and see what happens.
I use MEK rather then acetone for a couple reasons.
1) It evaporates slower.
2) I recycle most of it. The used stuff I pour into 2 qt. plastic juice bottles and let it settle. Then pour it into another clean bottle and let it settle. And I'll go to a third bottle.
These I use for the first cleaning
and container/tools. Then use new MEK to finish clean the stuff, which goes back into the #2 or #3 bottle.
Mek is getting hard to find now. One has to go to a independent hardware
or chemical supply now. And it cost 3 times what it did 10 years ago. The big chain hardware
stores (Lowe's, Home Depot and such) are only selling a synthetic MEK now that only half works and charging
around $20 a gallon.