Scrapers are tools that are used to remove a wide range of substances from various materials and surfaces, such as adhesives, sealants and fillers, paint and decorative coverings (wallpaper, vinyl etc.). They are also commonly used for removing dirt and other unwanted debris, such as rust or grime.Designed to aid the removal of unwanted or excess debris, scraping tools usually feature a handle with a metal or plastic scraping blade to allow a precise amount of pressure to be applied when removing material to limit damage to the part or surface being worked on. Found in most DIY or decorating toolkits, scraping tools can also be used to create a smooth finish during preparation for painting or wallpapering.As well as removing sealants and fillers, scraping tools can also be used to flatten down and push filler compounds or sealers into voids to create an even and level surface for final finishing, such as painting, plastering or papering.We have a broad selection of scraping tools available from some of the industry’s leading brands, including Vikan, Facom, Bahco and RS PRO.What types of scraping tools are there?Paint scrapers feature a strong, wide metal head which is designed to remove paint and wallpaper. Filler knives are similar to paint scrapers, but they are more flexible so that they can push material into and around crevices and outcrops, which makes them ideal for working with plastering and filler compounds.Razor blade scrapers come with a metal blade edge, which is often replaceable. The razor blades are very sharp and suitable for removing high bond materials such as glues, adhesives, paints and putty. Blades are often retractable or feature a removable cover for safety purposes when handling and storing the tool. Plastic blade scrapers are similar to the razor blade scrapers, but they use plastic blades in order to be safer for the user and better for use on delicate surfaces.Power tool scrapers are ideal for removing tougher materials or where the working surface doesn’t require such precise working. These scraping blades fit onto universal oscillating power tools to provide a high-speed vibrating edge that can work through tougher materials or coverings faster whilst requiring minimal effort to work as effectively as possible.