A Heavy-Duty Paint Scraper from Spring Steel

If store-bought scrapers aren't tough enough for your paint-removal project, give these DIY paint scrapers made from salvaged carbon spring steel a try, and increase your pace to 15 square feet per hour.



paint scraper tool
The compound-tang tool also has two outer blades for getting at the underneath edges. 
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single-blade scraper diagram
The single-blade scraper.
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compound tang paint scraper
The compound-tang tool has a middle tooth for clearing sheathing boards' upper faces.
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single-blade scraper
The single-blade scraper makes short work of shoddy windowsills and other flat surfaces.
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three-blade scraper diagram
The three-blade scraper.
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