favorite scraping tools/techniques
I'm pretty much of a newbie, getting ready to re-paint some (large) sections of the exterior of my house where there is some peeling.
So, far, I haven't been too successful with the regular scraping tools available at Home Depot, etc. Even in areas where the paint is obviously loose (I can flick it off with a fingernail), scrapers just seem to go right over the paint without taking it off.
Is there a technique involved that I'm not "getting", a different tool I need to know about, a smarter, better way to do this? I'm partial to hand tools, but if it's not practical, I can work with something else. I prefer not to use chemicals, but would still be interested in hearing your best methods.
What are your favorite tools/techniques for getting old paint off?
Thanks in advance!