A tool for scraping paint from the nap of a roller and for providing a hand grip by which a paint roller can be slid off a mandrel which holds it on the paint roller handle. The tool is in the form of a cylindrical tube slit at one side and has an integral hinge opposite the slit so it can be opened into two semicylindrical halves.
The curved ends of the semicylindrical halves are used to scrape paint from the nap of the roller. A corresponding end of each half is formed with an inwardly extending flange so that the tool can be closed about a roller with the flange abutting the end of the roller. The tool is then used as a handle to slide the roller off the mandrel.