What Is A Painter’s Mitt?
A painter’s mitt is a glove with multiple layers that offers protection when using paint or stain on hard to reach locations and awkwardly shaped surfaces.
What Are The Benefits Of Using A Painter’s Mitt?
Some surfaces won’t lend themselves to being painted with a regular paintbrush. Surfaces like columns, pipes, ornamental baseboards, fences, and railings often fit this category. In situations like this, the best option is to use a painter’s mitt.
You can use a variety of paints when using a painter’s mitt (oil-based, latex interior or outdoor stain paint). The plastic liner keeps your hand dry, and cleaning the mitt is simple.
How Do You Use a Painter’s Mitt?
Keep these steps in mind when using a painter’s mitt:
- Remove any loose particles off the mitt after taking it out of its packaging.
- For a clean finish and smooth surface, use a tack cloth to remove any dust or dirt from the surface when doing small jobs.
- You can use the mitt on your right or left hand.
- Once you’ve placed the mitt on your hand, you can dip the mitt into the paint (or stain if you are staining. Do not dip deeper than your cuff.
- Start painting. Repeat the dipping process whenever the paint starts to get thin on the mitt.
- After your paint job is done, just rinse the mitt out and allow it to dry. You can reuse this mitt when needed.
There are also other ways you can use your painting mitt. For instance, you can use your painter’s mitt to do faux finishing, dusting, car-washing and household cleaning.
Types Of Mitts
There are several painter’s mitts you can choose from. Each one has its unique advantages and features. The following is a list of some of the more popular painter’s mitts people are using:
- Microfibers Interior Detailing Mitt: This option is perfect for those who want to detail their car because it’s safe to use on interior surfaces and it is highly absorbent.
- Pro Paint Mitt: This thick mitt is lint-free, and it’s great for using oil-based paints. It’s also great for staining because of its thickness.
- SuperTuff Painter’s Mitt: This mitt is made of synthetic material and has three protective layers. It offers superior protection and is also great for dusting and cleaning.