Abstract: A tool is provided for use in removing pliable surface compounds from a container and efficiently transferring the compound to a tray or the like. The tool comprises a handle having a longitudinal axis and having first and second ends. The tool also includes a blade secured to the first end of the handle and having first and second adjacent sections. The first section of the blade defines a generally planar controlling section and the second section of the blade defines a generally planar working section, wherein the plane of the second section extends at an acute angle relative to the plane of the first section. The second section defines a contoured edge of predetermined curvature corresponding to the curvature of the container such that the blade can be used to remove surface compounds from the container.