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How to use a floor scraper

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rake When using a floor scraper, you should hold it like you would a long-handled broom or rake.
Woman using floor scraper By running it along the surface of the floor with some force, the floor scraper will separate whatever you are trying to remove from the floor’s surface.
scraper angle You should hold the floor scraper at a 15-30° angle to the ground as you scrape.
scraper blade Keep an eye on the sharpness of the blade, and change it once the edge of the blade becomes dull (See: How to replace a scraper blade)
heat gun Sometimes, the use of a heat gun can help to soften stubborn glue, making it pliable and easier to loosen from the surface of the floor.

If you do not have a heat gun, you can apply a solution of washing up liquid and warm water to the adhesive instead.

WONKEE DONKEE says: When using a heat gun to soften glue, make sure that the area you are working in is well ventilated as some adhesives can release toxic fumes when heated.

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