Care must be taken when removing scuff marks from painted and unpainted walls to prevent damage to the finish. This is a guide about removing scuff marks on walls.
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Try using a pencil eraser to remove black smudges from white walls.
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Here are questions related to Removing Scuff Marks on Walls.
Any ideas on how to remove scuff marks (from furniture not shoes) off a painted wall? I tried the Mr Clean Magic Eraser, it worked a little, but took paint off the wall.
By Scuffmarked for Life? from Orange County, CA
Please try a pencil eraser.
By Nick J (Guest Post)12/25/2008
Try using toothpaste and a sponge. It did wonder. All you have to do is apply the toothpaste on the mark and scrub!
By SingleMomof5-yes, thats right-5 (Guest Post)03/06/2008
Do not use Magic Eraser on matte walls; it is just too strong. It will strip the paint and leave you with dark marks that don't match your paint. I have not figured out a better solution than a mild cleaner and two buckets: fill 1 bucket with your cleaner and water and fill the 2nd with just clear water for rinsing. Grab 2 of those cellouse sponges and don't forget your elbow grease-you'll need it! I also find its good to go from bottom to top to catch all the drips- if not you 'll have streaky walls.
I'm looking for a tried and tested method of washing walls to remove scuff marks as part of a spring clean! I live in a rented flat so just repainting the walls isn't an option. I don't want to wash the existing matte paint off by scrubbing too hard! Thanks :o)
Thanks everyone, think I will give the toothpaste one a try first as I have those bits to hand, if not then I'll be hunting down some of these magic erasers!
Some of the doors and walls in my home have black scuff marks on them. I have tried everything I can think of to get it off. Please help.
Susan from Arizona
Magic Eraser removed scuff marks from painted woodwork, after I read the directions and wet it first!