Nothing is more aggravating or back-breaking than shoveling snow and having it stick to the shovel instead of falling off the shovel. A neighbor gave me this tip and it works (at least it did for me)
Coat the shovel with a thin layer of paste-style shoe polish. Go over the whole shovel. You can't even see the shoe polish but it makes the snow fly off.
Now can someone give me a tip to magically clear my deck of the four feet of snow that currently resides there???
I don't understand why snow is sticking to your shovel. I'm in Wisconsin and I've never had it happen. Are you storing the shovel inside?? You should keep it outside so it's the same temp as the snow so it won't stick. I have metal and plastic shovels and they never stick.
Paste wax sounds like the best idea, but I usually just spray my shovel with Pam. We have sticky snow here in PA! :^O
> I don't understand why snow is sticking to your
> shovel. I'm in Wisconsin and I've never had it
> happen. Are you storing the shovel inside?? You
> should keep it outside so it's the same temp as the
> snow so it won't stick. I have metal and plastic
> shovels and they never stick.
The shovel is always outside. That often prevents sticking. But as another poster stated, we have sticky snow in Pa. It has something to do with the fact that our temps often hover around the freezing mark and the snow gets slushy underneath. When you grab a shovelful and attempt to heave it off the shovel, half of it sticks to the shovel. Then you have to whack the shovel down on the walk to release the snow--every shovelful. I'm sure there's scientific explanation but that's what happens.
Paste shoe polish sounds ok, but I have always heard to just spray some Pam on the shovel. I would think that would work too, and would also be easier.
My DH coated our shovels with car wax "Ice" and the snow just rolls right off it...no tapping the shovel to get the caked snow off.
Also, same thing can be applied to snow blowers, spray with Pam and they won't get clogged up.
Maybe the snow "is" different in PA...We're in PA an yes the snow sticks to the shovel..not any more though.
I used PAM this morning. Worked great. Thanks for the tip!
We keep our shovels in the garage and only have the sticking problem if the snow is a wet snow. My first thought was to use Pam. Queen
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We put PAM on our directv dish too.
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