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Rubberizing Garden Tools




  • Plastic, metal, or wood-handled trowel, cultivator, or pair of pruners
  • Can of rubber coating


  1. Step 1

    Simply dip a plastic, metal, or wood-handled trowel, cultivator, or pair of pruners (short-handled tools work best) into a can of rubber coating so that the liquid rubber completely covers the handle.

  2. Step 2

    Remove the tool slowly, allowing the excess coating to drip off while rotating the tool.

  3. Step 3

    Hang the rubberized tool on a rack, or stand it in a bucket of sand to dry for 4 hours. If necessary, repeat the process to create a second coating.

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Reviews (3)

  • Gardening Tips 8 Jul, 2013

    That's a nifty idea for tools where the handles have either fallen off or degraded.

    Actually, some garden trowels with wooden handles or hard plastic handles could use the same application.

  • vanweerdhuizen 22 Sep, 2011

    Bellingham, Washington+++your computer did not take my whole address

  • vanweerdhuizen 22 Sep, 2011

    i like this idea and plan to do all this but can't find the rubberizing paint.
    I shop in Bellingham
    can you help me? thank you