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Best Work Gloves for DIY 2020

Friday, 13 November 2020

Here at WorkGloves.co.uk, we have plenty of work gloves that are ideal for DIY. DIY is quite wide-ranging, so it's important that you choose the right glove. If you're handling glass for example you may require cut-resistant gloves, however if you're handling wood then a little abrasion resistance won't go amiss.

Doing DIY without gloves increases risk of injury
Doing DIY without gloves increases risk of injury

To help make your decision easier, we've narrowed down our wide range of work gloves to just a small list of our Top Gloves for DIY. See the different options below to find the perfect gloves for you:


Best All-Round DIY Gloves

Winner: MaxiFlex Ultimate Nitrile Handling Gloves 42-874

MaxiFlex Ultimate 42-874 Nitrile Palm-Coated Handling Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Exceptional lightweight, flexible and grippy work gloves
 Highly breathable for extended use
 Thin construction ensures control during precision handling
 Good abrasion resistance for handling coarse parts

Perfect For...

 Precision handling DIY
 Protecting against coarse materials
 Extended DIY tasks

Not the Best For...

 Use in wet weather (See our solution)
 High risk tasks (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The MaxiFlex Ultimate Handling Gloves are top selling handling gloves, suitable for a wide range of precision handling tasks. The gloves protect well against mechanical risks, while good abrasion resistance protects against rough and coarse materials.

Runner Up: Acegrip EC-Grip Latex-Coated Grip Gloves 


Best DIY Gloves for Outdoor Work

Winner: Cutter CW300 Goatskin Leather Water-Repellent Gloves

Cutter Goatskin Leather Original Water Repellent CW300 GlovesWhy We Love Them...

 Super tough outdoor manual work gloves
 Leather design ideal for protecting the hands
 Offer good resistance against water
 Padded palms offer extra protection

Perfect For...

 Handling wood, timber and more
 Outdoor work, forestry, landscaping, agriculture and more
 Use in wet and damp conditions

Not the Best For...

 Use in cold weather (See our solution)
 Extremely high dexterity (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Cutter CW300 Gloves are your perfect outdoor gloves, with a thick leather lining that protects the hands against coarse materials. These gloves are ideal for working with timber, wood and bricks, and can even be used for higher risk gardening tasks.

Runner Up: Polyco Daytona Drivers Leather Gloves 


Best DIY Gloves for Gardening

Winner: Briers Ultimate Warmth Thermal Gardening Gloves

Briers Ultimate Warmth Thermal Gardening Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Thermal gardening gloves that can protect against thorns
 Flexible design perfect for handling weeds, bulbs and plants
 High grip ideal for work outdoors with coarse items
 Can protect against temperatures as low as -30°C

Perfect For...

 Most gardening tasks even in cold weather
 Handling thorns, plants, weeds and more
 Planting, digging and using gardening tools

Not the Best For...

 High risk work (See our solution)
 Indoor use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Briers Ultimate Thermal Gardening Gloves are our number one gardening gloves, with good mechanical protection, light water resistance and high grip proving perfect for a range of gardening jobs. This includes planting, weeding, thorn handling and more.

Runner Up: Supertouch Handler Gloves 6203/6204 


Best Thermal Waterproof Gloves for DIY

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Thinsulate lining protects against water and the cold
 Good mechanical protection for handling coarse items
 Flexible design ensures that you can control items
 Fingertips offer a good level of flexibility

Perfect For...

 Outdoor work in cold and wet weather
 Handling wet or damp materials
 Use during precision handling tasks

Not the Best For...

 Cut protection (See our solution)
 Indoor use (See our solution)

Editor's View: The Ejendals Tegera 295 Gloves are top selling gloves, offering the unique combination of thermal, waterproof and dexterous qualities. This means that you can use them in wet and cold weather, or to handle wet items, with almost full use of your hands.

Runner Up: Skytec Argon Warm Waterproof Work Gloves 


Best DIY Gloves with Cut Resistance

Winner: Portwest Cut-Resistant PU Coated Gloves A622G7

Portwest Cut-Resistant PU Coated Gloves A622G7

Why We Love Them...

 Flexible gloves that offer both heat and cut resistance
 Breathable design can keep the hands cool in warm weather
 Seamless nature encourages comfort during use
 Smooth PU coating offers a good level of grip

Perfect For...

 For handling sharp items
 For handling hot items
 For handling items such as screws and fittings

Not the Best For...

 Wet work (See our solution)
 Cold work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Portwest A622G7 Gloves are your ideal gloves for high risk activities, with a thick lining protecting well against cuts and heat. The gloves are flexible, ideal for precision handling tasks.

Runner Up: MaxiCut Ultra Palm-Coated Cut Resistant Grip Gloves 


Best Disposable DIY Gloves

Winner: Black Mamba Tough Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Black Mamba Tough Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Extra strong gloves that can last for multiple times
 Can resist hazards such as oil and water
 Tough design also offers resistance to chemicals
 Disposable for skin tight dexterity

Perfect For...

 For oil based DIY
 An extra layer of protection when needed most
 For wet disposable tasks

Not the Best For...

 High risk tasks (See our solution)
 Heavy duty outdoor work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Black Mamba Disposable Gloves are the strongest disposable gloves on the market, using double strength nitrile to offer great protection that can even last multiple uses. The gloves also offer good resistance against chemicals and oil, making them a versatile option for the household.

Runner Up: Aurelia Bold Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves 


Best DIY Gloves for Painting and Decorating

Winner: Supertouch Fourchette Cotton Gloves 2550

Supertouch Fourchette Cotton Gloves 2550

Why We Love Them...

 White design makes them popular among painters and decorators
 Extremely dexterous for handling tools such as brushes
 Low risk enough for most indoor tasks
 Highly sensitive for tricky and tactile work

Perfect For...

 For painting and decorating
 For precision handling indoor work
 For tasks that require tactile sensitivity

Not the Best For...

 Cut protection (See our solution)
 Outdoor work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Supertouch Fourchette Cotton Gloves are very popular among painters and decorators, with their white design ensuring that you look the part during use. The gloves are flexible and comfortable, proving perfect for an extended day at work.

Runner Up: Supertouch Cotton Drill Polka Dot Gloves 2620


Do the Rest Yourself

These are some of our favourite DIY work gloves, with plenty of dexterity, grip, protection and comfort to get you through. For our full range, please see our DIY Work Gloves category.

If you have any questions or something to add, please leave a comment in the comments area below.