I bought myself a package of blue nitrile gloves, extra large - they are pretty easy to put on, and I toss them after one use.ugh..but their soooo inconvenient. We have some tongs, but they are hard to find. And gloves would just be so hard to take on and off. Keep in mind, our darkroom often has 10-15 people in it at a time.
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I do rinse and dry off my hands after every print. Do you wash with soap and really scrub each time?Hi, I never use gloves or tongs. When I started doing B/W printing about 26 years ago, my instructor always stressed to us to always wash our hands after every print. It's a good to have clean dry hands when you handle your next sheet of paper, you don't want to touch it with hands that may chemicals on them. (Developer, wash, fixer and then wash your hands.) I have never had brown nails and I print almost everyday. The reason your nails are brown is improper washing, you have chemicals under your nails.