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    Using a putty knife on drywall

    Painters & Decorators

    Is it okay to use a putty knife to scrape away material on a drywall?

    Asked by Patrick on 22nd Jan 2021
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    A.Taylor painting

    "Better to get Wright tool for job so no damage done"

    Answered on 22nd Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    R.S Decorators

    "Yes and possibly sandpaper surface to. But a scraper is always better as it's got a flatter surface. Hard to tell without seeing what you scrape off, but you might need fill up after you scrape which scraper is better"

    Answered on 22nd Jan 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Dumitru renovations ltd

    "Would do the job but not very well, I recommend you using the actual tool"

    Answered on 2nd Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    CB Property Maintenance

    "I would use a 5 in 1 painters tool or wide scraper to apply"

    Answered on 27th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    JMG PLASTERING

    "Unfortunately you cannot scrape as it will damage the plasterboard"

    Answered on 9th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    David PROFESIONAL

    "While a putty knife is designed for uși garaj wood filler or joint
    Compound its blunt end makes ideal for scraping paint while reducing tha chance of gouging the surface.
    I hope its helpful"

    Answered on 22nd Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Reach N Shine Window Fascia Gutter Cleaning Handyman Professionals

    "Hi yes and no as being a dry wall it is plaster board and you will damage the wall if possible
    use sand paper."

    Answered on 22nd Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    Kledi Construction Ltd

    "I suggest you better use the right tools 🧰 never know"

    Answered on 25th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    B A Plasterdec ltd

    "You will be a bit too flexible. Better off using a more rigid scraper like a wall paper scraper."

    Answered on 26th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Lewis Decorators

    "A putty knife Is just for putty. You don’t want to chip or dent that knife if you do your get scar lines in your putty.
    Depending on what’s on the boards you could rub down with sandpaper or use a scrapper."

    Answered on 18th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report

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