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Some months back I needed to do some scraping of some sort, I don't even remember what. I picked up a couple of replaceable-edge scrapers at the local Ace hardware. I expected the one with the metal razor blade to do the best job, but to my surprise the other one was best for whatever it was.

Over the last few days I had to remove the remains of double-stick tape from the hardwood living room floor and ceramic kitchen floor of the house I am about to sell. I started with the "other" tool and never needed to razor. It seems like such an likely choice that I figured I should share it in case others might overlook it as unlikely to work.

The tool: https://www.acehardware.com/departments/paint-and-supplies/p...

Yes, you read that right. Plastic Razor. Plastic. Razor. Priced right, too.

Perhaps if I worked hard enough I could have marked the oak floor with that bit of plastic, but it would have been no effort at all to screw up the oak with a real razor. The ceramic wouldn't have cared, but by then I was not ready to even try anything until I used the plastic razor. Held at an angle, and worked gently against the edge of the tape, it just plain worked to get the tape starting to come up without coming apart. Then it was a mix of pulling the tape up as I rocked the plastic edge from side to side. It required plenty of patience, but only about three inches (out of over three feet) left any adhesive behind.
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