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