Why do I need to scrape off old paint before recoating?
It may not always be necessary to scrape off old paint, but when the surface is chipped, peeling or has a texture you don’t like, it is a vital step. Scraping and sanding will give your surface a smooth base, making your next paint application go on beautifully and last longer.
What to look for in a scraper?
A good paint scraper tool is essential for preparation, as they are used to both remove old paint and apply putty to fill in plaster surface cracks. Monarch has a large range of professional quality scrapers, ranging from 25mm to 100mm in size.
The Monarch Stiff Scraper has a strong timber handle which provides greater control and a chiselled edge for heavy duty scraping. If you prefer a flexible option, the Duratex Flexi Trade Choice Scraper has a non-stick, bendable blade.
What is a putty scraper?
A paint putty knife usually has a curved, chiselled edge and is a great option for applying putty and filling holes in walls and doors. They are a great choice for any job where heavy duty scraping is required. Monarch has both stiff and flexible putty knives scrapers available.
What other functions can Monarch scrapers do?
The Monarch Duratek Trade Scraper is an indispensable tool for the professional painter. This multi-function scraper is a heavy-duty tool that can be used as a scraper, nail puller, roller cover cleaner, paint tin opener and metal hammer end. The titanium hardened metal blade coating provides superior corrosion resistance, while the non-slip comfort handle provides greater comfort and control.
How do you soften paint before scraping?
To soften the paint, scrub the surface with warm, soapy water. This will help to raise the paint and let you scape off the existing paint more easily.