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How To Properly Clean Your Gardening Gloves
Gardening gloves are essential for protecting your skin, but to ensure their longevity, they should be cleaned after every use to prevent dirt and bacteria from settling in.
While you can easily wash away the dirt from any pair of gardening gloves, the specific cleaning procedure depends on the material your gloves are made from.
For cotton, knit, or cloth-based gardening gloves, rinse with water to remove dirt or debris. Hand-wash or wash them in the washing machine with cold water and detergent.
For difficult-to-remove blemishes, work stain-removing solution into the glove and leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing off the glove and letting it air dry.
Clean leather gardening gloves by first using a soft-bristled brush or your fingers to remove dirt. Then, use a paper towel to rub saddle soap onto the glove.
Once your leather glove is adequately clean, dampen a clean paper towel or cloth to mop away the remaining soap before letting it air dry.
For rubber or latex gardening gloves, rinse them with cold water and use a detergent or dishwashing liquid to clean them, and use a cleaning brush on any persistent stains.
Once clean, let them air dry to prevent mildew. Store your gardening gloves in a dry location at room temperature to further prevent bacterial growth and help them last longer.