A Chute for Scraping Paint
Use a 4-ft. length of 4-mil plastic sheeting, stapled to 2 4-ft. lengths of 1x2, for easy dumping.
When I need to scrape some exterior paint, I create a plastic chute to make cleanup a breeze. I cut a 4-ft. length of 4-mil plastic sheeting and then staple a 4-ft. length of 1×2 to each end. The 1x2s give the rig just enough weight and stiffness so the sheeting doesn’t blow around. When I’m done scraping, I pick up the 1x2s and my plastic sheeting becomes a chute for dumping the paint scrapings into the garbage. For storage, just roll each 1×2 toward the center. It takes up just a bit more space than a pair of 1x2s.
— Jim Argeropoulos, Marquette, Mich.
Edited and illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #269