How to Use An Ice Scraper Year-Round

This winter item will surprise you with its year-round usefulness.

from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Remove splattered paint
If you just painted your bath-room and have gotten paint splatters all over your acrylic bathtub, use an ice scraper to remove them without scratching the tub surface. Use ice scrapers to remove paint specks from any other nonmetallic surfaces.

Smooth wood filler
Do you have small gouges in your wood floors? Want to use wood filler to make them smooth again? An ice scraper can help you do the job right. Once you’ve packed wood filler into a hole, the ice scraper is the perfect tool to smooth and level it.

Remove wax from skis
Every experienced skier knows that old wax buildup on skis can slow you down. An ice scraper can swiftly and neatly take off that old wax and prepare your plows for the next coat.

Scrape out your freezer
Your windshield isn’t the only place ice and frost build up. If the frost is building up in your freezer and you want to delay the defrosting chore for a while, head out to the car and borrow the scraper.

Clean up bread dough
No matter how much flour you put on your work surface, some of that sticky bread dough always seems to stick to it. A clean ice scraper is just the tool for skimming the sticky stuff off the work surface. In a pinch, a plastic scraper can also substitute for a spatula for nonstick pans.