Why is it so important to wear gloves when you refinish a vehicle? Gloves not only protect you from the paint products you are using, but they are an important tool in ensuring a clean, quality finish. Your hands contain salts, which, when left uncovered, can remain on a prepped substrate. If it’s not adequately cleaned, these tiny salt particles absorb moisture, and once topcoated, will expand over time with changing environmental conditions. This expansion shows up in a finished paint film as tiny blisters. These blisters can take  6-9 months or more to become visible in the finish. So, if you want your paint job to stay beautiful for years to come, wear your gloves! They not only protect you, but protect the finish from unnecessary contamination.