Types of Wall Scrapers
Painting and wallpapering often require scraping off what's already there. Dozens of scrapers are available, and your choice should be determined by the task.
Painting and wallpapering often require a crucial first step: scraping off what's already there. Dozens of scrapers are available, and your choice should be determined by the task.
Straight scrapers are good for removing softened paint or soaked wallpaper. Specialty scrapers come with curved edges for working on corners and curves..
Some straight scrapers come with plastic handles that increase comfort and make it possible to use more pressure.
Putty knives come in handy before painting to ensure that the surface is smooth. Apply putty to the tip of the knife to fill in cracks or divots in the work surface. Allow the putty to dry before you paint, stain or apply wallpaper to a surface.
Tools For Removing Paint
Removing old paint isn't a lot of fun, but a few paint removal tools can make the task easier.
Tips on Choosing Wrenches
Wrenches are basic tools for every workshop, and different kinds are designed for specific jobs. Here are some tips for choosing the right wrench.
Tips on Choosing and Using Caulk Guns
Our DIY experts offer tips on a variety of caulk guns and a foam dispenser, making it easy to choose the right tool for any job.
Levels are used to determine horizontal level and vertical (plumb) alignment. Find out here which level to choose depending on the task.
There's a basic wrench for every job. Here's a short lesson on some of the most common types of wrenches found around a home or workshop.
Torque wrenches have varying capacities and features to make the job easier. This guide makes it easy to choose the right wrench for any project.
Hammers and Nails
No matter what the project, choosing the right hammers and nails is essential. This guide makes it easy to pick the right tools for any job.
Choosing the Right Screw
DIY Tools & Techniques David Thiel discusses a variety of screw types and the best material for each.
Learn about the different types of levels and how to use them.
Choosing the right hammer is essential to protect the work piece, the hammer and the user. Use this guide to see which hammers work best for specific projects.
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