Glenn's note on the Methanol thread about gloves reminded me of this...
If you're buying latex gloves as a "safety" measure for finishing supplies you're not doing yourself any favor. They offer little to no protection against most lab/finishing chemicals and can actually decompose and absorb into the skin causing all sorts of additional problems. In particular methanol will literally eat latex gloves and carry both the latex (and latex binding chemicals) as well as the methanol into your skin - they're worse than no glove at all in that case.
Its important to choose a glove to match the chemical you're working with. Nitrile is usually sufficient for most of the chemicals we work with, sometimes Butyl rubber or other types are called for though. Sometimes doubling up on the nitrile is a good idea.
If in doubt there are a number of good "what glove do I use" guides out there, this one from Cornell is one of the more accessible and defines a lot of the basic concepts:
The lbl guide is more amenable to printing out to hang on the wall but lacks some of the details: