As a painter, I call myself a painter because I do that more than anything else and I have the wardrobe to prove it; I could probably write a book on the 5 in one tool (maybe a really short book but a book). Yes, 5 in one is a complete understatement. There are so many things this tool can help with and not just painting projects. So we will just hit the highlights today.
- A scrapper, the edge at the top is great at scrapping yucky junk or crumbling dried old paint
- Putty knife to patch holes
- The pointy part cleans yucky stuff from holes, digs staples out of wood, cleans cracks in plaster, cleans goopy paint from the groove on top of the paint can
- The little hole in the middle can pull nails used for hanging picture frames
- The wider end of the blade as a flat screwdriver can open paint cans
- The weird half circle can scrap the excess paint from the roller before you clean it
- The bottom has a heavy metal end that can be used as hammer
- For cleaning glass and flooring of paint drips or yucky sticky stuff, wrap a rag around the top of the scrapper and scrape, the rag scrubs off the stuff and protects the surface of scratches from the metal scraper
Obviously, you can do a lot with this tool, so it’s well worth it even if you don’t paint much. I recommend everyone have one in their cleaning bucket. I have 3 or 4, ….. like scissors and reading glasses can you ever have enough lying around?
Do you have a favorite painting tool? Let’s hear about it.