Getting Rid of Scuff Marks on the Wall


It is very easy to accidentally mark a wall, especially if they are painted white. In fact, when the property is a rental getting rid of scuff marks becomes even more important. Luckily the team here at The Home and Gardens have got some quick tips and tricks to help you get rid of them once and for all…

Tennis Balls

Who would have thought that something as simple as a tennis ball could do so much?! From doors and walls to the baseboards that go around the perimeter of your room, using a tennis ball to gently scruff away marks can be a lifesaver. In fact, you can even cut a hole into one, insert a broomstick and create a make-shift floor scrubbing tool!

Baking Soda

This affordable and eco friendly cleaner can save the day in more ways than one! After all, baking soda is a mild abrasive which means that it can get rid of all kinds of scuff marks on painted surfaces. Simply mix about 2 to 4 tablespoons with some warm water and use a damp sponge to remove the marks, wiping away the moisture with a dry rag.

Nail Polish Remover

In extreme and desperate situations you can use strong chemicals, such as those found in nail polish remover. With this said, it should only be used as a last resort after you have tried and failed at every other suggestion. For this method, dab and plot the mark using a white cloth extremely gently until the colour stops transferring. Do not scrub as this cold remove the paints finish.

Not only can scuff marks be a nightmare to remove, they are also pretty unsightly to look at too. After all, it can compromise the aesthetic value of your home. By using our top tips however you can help restore order once again. For more information, get in contact with a member of The Home and Gardens team today!

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