Neater Paint Stripping. Minimize the mess and speed up the work when stripping paint or varnish from old furniture or moldings. Cut a thin slot in the side of an empty can and run your putty knife through it to remove the glop. Make the slot slightly wider than the thickness of the blade and a little deeper than its width.
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