How to Buy the Right One?
The goal of any scraper is to remove paint from an individual surface by peeling it off. Types of scrapers are numerous, and they may range from putty knife all the way to the double edge wood scraper. But the question here is, how do you choose the right tool? Well, to be honest, that apparently depends on what surface you are dealing with as at that particular time. We have different types of scrapers such as manuals, drills, heat guns, etc. I will go deep on some of the standard tools and what their uses are for you to choose what fits your needs as they are the most common.
Single and double edge paint scrapper
The price tag on this tool is not expensive at all. It comes in different sizes. Mostly having a U-shaped blade that is held by a single screw, the essential difference between a double and a single edge scraper is the blade. Single edged models have to be pulled in a mono direction while the double one can be pushed or pulled over the surface.
You can sharpen this blade over and over again as many times as you like and its main work is to remove loose or peeling paint. When it comes to size, a one or one-and-a-half-inch thick blade will do the trick.
11 in 1 multipurpose tool
This the corrupt version of a Swiss army knife as it consists of various devices within itself to assist you to perform the scrapping efficiently. It has a paint scraper, a spreader, a gouger, a hammer, a rake, putty remover, paint roller cleaner, and a flat screwdriver, etc.
Specialty Paint Scrapers
When dealing with specialized carvings of wood or structures, the most common are the triangle and the teardrop-shaped blades.