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12-09-2014, 12:34 PM
In a recent blog post of mine, I talked about how I now use finger cots to protect my fingers while painting in pastel. Some folks have asked about the cots and where to get them. Here they are:

Medi-First Latex Finger Cots, Blue, Large #70035, made by Medique Products, Fort Myers, FL 33967, 1-800-634-7680. There are a variety of places to get them at a variety of prices. Here they are at Amazon - http://www.webstaurantstore.com/medi-first-latex-finger-cots-144-box/57770435.html?utm_source=amazon-pads&utm_content=on-amazon&utm_campaign=www.amazon.com&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=57770435

And if you want to read my blog post: http://mchesleyjohnson.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-heartbreak-of-pastel.html


12-09-2014, 01:07 PM
Thanks! I put them on my wish list at Amazon.

water girl
12-09-2014, 01:21 PM
A great share, Michael. Thank you!

12-10-2014, 12:23 AM
Looks like they come in a neutral color, too. I think that blue is too much like the glare of using painter's tape. :)

12-10-2014, 01:10 AM
My nails are completely demolished by pastels...of course that doesn't stop me. I started using gloves a few weeks ago but just can't keep them on. These finger cots just might be the ticket. My nails are splitting past the cuticle...ouch!

Thanks for sharing!

12-10-2014, 11:44 AM
Those are cool!
I wear latex gloves and a dust mask when working in pastels. It's like my pastel armor.

Julie... :eek: yikes!!

12-10-2014, 12:02 PM
Yeah, I've tried the gloves, but they just don't fit the fingertips tightly enough for me; the somewhat loose nitrile keeps getting between the pastel stick and the painting surface. I've also tried barrier creams (Gloves in a Bottle, etc.) but they just don't work for me. Finger cots are the ticket! (Your mileage may vary.)

12-10-2014, 01:32 PM
You can find them in most drug stores in the section that has band-aids.

SAS Designs
12-12-2014, 10:36 AM
Mike, thank you. I never would have thought of looking there. On my list for next trip out - we're snowed in. thanks. Suzy

Moises Menendez
12-12-2014, 12:04 PM

It is a great idea to use the finger cots since the gloves can be cumbersome and messy. I make my finger cots by "amputating" the thumb, index and middle fingers of my sterile gloves.