A MUM has shared her "life saving" hack for stripping paint in seconds.
Vicki Townley, 52, from Derbyshire, wanted to remove old paint from her stairs handrail but couldn't find her paint scraper.
So the practice manager tried using a POTATO PEELER and found it made the time-consuming task much quicker.
“My husband Tom suggested we try the peeler when I couldn’t find my usual paint scraper and we had run out of paint stripper,” Vicki said.
“I laughed at first but he encouraged me to give it a go – and I was amazed.
“I just placed it on the banister and applied a little pressure at a time until the desired amount of paint was taken off.”
Vicki filmed her technique and can be seen dragging the peeler down the banister.
The white paint easily comes off, revealing a wooden finish.
Vicki shared her unique tip on Facebook, where it has since racked up over 1,000 likes.
The mum was flooded by comments from other users who described the hack as a “life-saver”, “amazing” and “genius”.
One person said: “Wow what a great tip.” “My mind is blown,” wrote someone else.
"Omg! Brilliant, I need to do mine this month so will defo give that a try!," wrote a third person.
However, one DIY fan warned to be careful as the peeler could cut into the wood, damaging it.
Vicki added: “The reaction online was phenomenal – I couldn’t believe how many people thought it was an amazing idea."
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