Feb 10, 2019

Workwear For DIY

A little do it yourself shouldn’t really be attempted without the proper safety gear, should it? Whether you are the Mr or Mrs fix it at home or do DIY in a professional capacity you will need the proper workwear to ensure you are safe.

But what workwear do you really need for DIY? Well, the answer to that will really depend on the type of DIY you are doing but to help you get started let’s look at the essential pieces of DIY workwear you will need. Once you’ve got the basics covered you can go onto more specialist workwear if you need it from a store like Ace Work Wear.

A Toolbelt

A belt is essential when you’re doing DIY and a toolbelt is a more innovative and useful twist on a traditional one. So, it goes without saying that a toolbelt is very useful workwear for anyone doing some DIY.
Toolbelts offer extra secure storage and allow you to take all your essential tools with you while you work. This will make doing DIY much easier and a good toolbelt can last for a long time so whether you’re a professional or just the go-to person for DIY at home a toolbelt is something you’ll need.

Work Gloves

Your hands will be using all kinds of tools when you do DIY and if you want to maintain a high standard of work you should ensure your hands are always protected. So, anyone doing DIY should have some good, strong high-quality work gloves.
But you don’t just want one pair you’ll need a few different kinds to ensure you are ready for a wide range of jobs. Some types of gloves are more general and can be used for multiple different jobs like PVC gloves for example while others might be a bit more niche like chemical resistant clothes.
Depending on the work you do you might not need every kind but make sure the gloves you do use have a good fit and are suitable for the job you’re doing.

Overalls/ Work Trousers

Overalls and work trousers are both essential pieces of work gear for DIY tradesmen. They can work together if you want an extra layer of protection but in most cases, you can usually opt for one or the other. Both pieces give your legs extra protection and provide you with all the extra pockets you could need for safe and secure storage.


If you have long hair then a good hat is essential but even if you don’t you will likely find a hat a good addition to your work gear. By wearing a hat you can prevent dirt and grime collecting in your hair or around your head and it will make a big difference if you are working outdoors as well.

Safety Glasses/ Goggles

If you are doing DIY work of any kind and in any capacity then you will likely need some form of eye protection. Both safety glasses and goggles are perfect for this and will give you that extra level of protection you need when you are using dangerous tools or working around potentially harmful materials. Never underestimate the need for eye protection even a tiny woodchip hitting your eye can do a lot of damage, so ensure your eyes are always safeguarded.

Work Jackets

When you’re doing DIY work you might not always need a jacket but sooner or later you will which is why you should ensure you have one at the ready. A work jacket will give you extra protection from the elements and give you more storage options. But jackets are particularly important when you’re working at night, a reflective high quality hi vis jacket is almost always going to be needed at some point.