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Magic Eraser Left Marks

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These erasers can be helpful to remove a variety of things, but can leave a residue on some surfaces. This is a guide about Magic Eraser left marks.


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By 0 found this helpful
February 26, 2006

My daughter used the Magic Eraser on dark painted walls. It has left a white residue. I tried going back over it with a sponge but it is still there. She made a few smiley faces with the eraser. We weren't smiling too much. Please help.

Jdeuel from Cincinnati


By Linda (Guest Post)
February 27, 20060 found this helpful

Contact the company and ask for their advice.

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February 27, 20060 found this helpful

I had the same thing happen to me but on a table/bench seat and all I did was wipe it off with a damp cloth.

I will never do that again.


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By kathy (Guest Post)
February 27, 20060 found this helpful

Are you sure it is residue? The Mr. Clean Sponge is abrasive and may have scratched down to the paint below. You may need to repaint. Good luck!

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By Trix (Guest Post)
February 28, 20060 found this helpful

One rule that often works is 'like dissolves like' Try using a new Mr. Clean eraser to break up the white marks (try a small spot first so it doesn't get worse) and then immediately wipe off the residue.


The eraser should dissolve the marks that are already there so that they can be wiped away.

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By Richard (Guest Post)
September 1, 20080 found this helpful

Be careful with this product I had used permabond glue for my car window rain shield it leaked down on to the paint of my new shiny car. I went on the internet. People were raving about this pin that they had used on their car for the same thing. It took the glue off. Some where it told me not to, that it would scratch. I thought these people were aware of it, went and bought some.

It not only did nothing for the glue mark, but now have micro scratches all over my car very upset that I didn't listen to my inner voice that said "no, don't try it". It's not a cure. You may as well get a sponge and some sort of everyday cleaner just read the instructions very carefully.

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By 0 found this helpful
September 27, 2009

I have worn hardwood floors and made the mistake of using a Magic Eraser to take off scuff marks, big mistake. Now I am looking for suggestions to cover the cloudy white spots.


By Beth Little from Ontario, Canada


September 27, 20090 found this helpful

I think if they are scuffed spots you can rub a walnut on them. I've heard that it covers scratches, so hopefully it will work for you. Good luck!

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September 30, 20090 found this helpful

Could it be that the Magic Eraser removed the wax? Maybe the floor needs to be stripped and re-waxed.

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August 13, 20160 found this helpful

I did the same thing. I used Miniwax cleaner and then the hardwood riviver and they were gone. Follow the utube video. I also used the low gloss version of the reviver. I had to order it online.

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June 10, 20180 found this helpful

Hi there,
Do you have the Youtube video for this? I mistakenly did the same thing and used a magic eraser on my floors.


What was the process you used to fix this? Thanks so much!

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By 0 found this helpful
April 3, 2013

There is a faded white mark where I used a Magic Eraser Extra Strength on my client's wood floor. I want to spot fix it with Bona High Gloss. Can I do that? I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible to fix.

By nonya


April 4, 20130 found this helpful

I would try rubbing mayonnaise on it first. Make sure it is mayonnaise and not salad dressing or not low fat mayo.

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April 5, 20130 found this helpful

I am not sure how to fix it, but I think what has happened is that you have removed the surface on the flooring. Magic Eraser is an abrasive, and doesn't leave marks. It works by "sanding" off the soap scum or stain or whatever.


It would be similar to a bleach "stain" - not a stain at all, but a removing of the original color. You will have to somehow recolor the area. Because we don't know for sure what type of flooring, it is almost impossible to give advice.

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November 21, 20130 found this helpful

How do I remove the marks my child made on our dining room table?

By Megan L.

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