Rubberizing Garden Tools
Source: Martha Stewart Living Television
Plastic, metal, or wood-handled trowel, cultivator, or pair of pruners
Can of rubber coating
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.
Remove the tool slowly, allowing the excess coating to drip off while rotating the tool.
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.