Black Scuff Eraser

Debra Frick

This is a simple tool that you can make to remove scuff marks from tile floors. We use these at the school I work at to remove the children's slide marks on a brand new floor. Our school maintenance guy has a hard time keeping the kids from sliding on his beautiful shiny floors so he made these erasers so that he did not have to get on his knees to clean them off and it also makes it easy for those "small offenders" to clean them off themselves.


Time to complete: 10 minutes


  • old broomstick or dowel or extension rod
  • one tennis ball


Cut an "X" in the tennis ball and slide on the end of the broomstick.

To use: Rub the tennis ball over the black scuff marks and watch them disappear.

After I made this my grandson was playing with it and we found out that it also works great for cobwebs in corners of rooms. They stick right to the tennis ball and come right down.

Hope this saves on your back and your knees.

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About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 8 grandsons and one granddaughter. She is a published author and poetress. Recycling and saving money are her passions. She also loves crocheting and cooking. She is also a pet rescue volunteer and has many pets of her own.

October 29, 20080 found this helpful

I just retired as a high school janitor recently. I've been using this trick for about 1 1/2 years. WORKS WELL! and its cheaper than commercial items that are at best iffy!

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October 30, 20080 found this helpful

Super Idea.....cant wait to try it!!! Simply Brilliant!!

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November 1, 20080 found this helpful

I had often seen our school janitor with something like this but never knew why until I saw him using it one day. It made so much sense after the fact!

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August 29, 20160 found this helpful

Tried the tennis ball Did not work.

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