Which is the Best Heavy-Duty Hand Cleaner for Painters?

Which is the Best Heavy-Duty Hand Cleaner for Painters?

If we were to play a word association game and we asked you to name a heavy-duty hand cleaner, you'd probably say Swarfega. It's a favourite household brand and a popular choice in the engineering and construction industries.  But, when it comes to choosing the best heavy-duty hand cleaner for painters, there is a better option. It's called Kleenall. We're not knocking the mighty green stuff - it does a great job on grease and grime, but not so much on paint.


Why not Swarfega?

Swarfega was the first heavy-duty hand cleaner of its type in the world, and it has earned its iconic status. Mechanics and engineers have been using it since the late 1940s, and it still remains popular. The product was specially formulated to remove grease and oil from hands. Its name attests to its specific cleaning abilities too. "Swarf" is an old Derbyshire term for oil and grease and "ega" is a take on being "eager to clean". Nowhere does Swarfega claim to be the ultimate hand cleaner for removing paint, because it's not formulated to do so. 


What should you look for in a hand cleaner for painters?

Hand contamination is unavoidable when working with paints, and skin will come into contact with a wide range of substances that may cause irritation and are hard to remove.  Antibacterial Skin hygiene products will only be effective if they contain ingredients that can break down solvents and other products that are commonly used in the workshop.


Why is Kleenall Industrial Hand Cleaner the best choice?

Kleenall, by Gramos, is the leading brand in hand cleaning products amongst spray shops, printworks, engineers and mechanics. Its formulation contains degreasers to remove stubborn grease and grime, micro scrubbing particles to help remove ground-in dirt, and cleaning agents that break down:

  • All types of paint, including 2-pack
  • Inks
  • Resins
  • Bitumens
  • Mastics
  • Adhesives

The product is lightly perfumed and easy to use, either as liquid soap in a dispenser or in paste form in a tub. Kleenall also manufactures a premium quality barrier and conditioning cream called Kleenall Protect. Apply it after washing to moisturise the skin, prevent cracking and create a barrier that reduces the need for regular aggressive hand cleaning.


Complete the system

Use Kleenall handcare products in conjunction with Prosolve Prowipes for a total hand care and protection system.


Buy it now

Kleenall Liquid Hand Cleaner (5 Litre)

Kleenall Paste  Hand Cleaner (5 Litre)

Kleenall Barrier Cream (1 Litre)

Prosolve Prowipes (150)

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