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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Removing Scuff Marks

A black pair of patent leather shoes can leave scuff marks behind.

You've just said goodbye to family and friends after a busy day of kids playing, eating good food, and visiting. As you’re cleaning up you see there are scuff marks on the floor. Most likely they won’t come off by mopping. Here is a list of ways to get those scuff marks clean.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

These are ideal for many clean ups throughout the house, scuff marks too. Just wet the magic eraser, wring it out, apply a bit of pressure and clean those scuff marks right up.

Large Pencil Eraser

Not only for correcting spelling errors, it will also remove some of the smaller scuff marks. Rub the area firmly in the direction of the mark. Once you’ve finished with the eraser, apply a little of your regular floor cleaner to clean and remove any remaining residue from the eraser.

Rubber Soled Tennis Shoe

Use the soles of a pair of tennis shoes (that are clean) to erase scuff marks. Just run the heel or the toe over the area firmly until gone.

Baking Soda and Water

Make a thick paste of baking soda and water, apply the paste and lightly rub until the stain is gone. Rinse with a damp cloth.


Lightly rub the scuff mark and rub the area clean with paper towel.


Use a clean cloth and rub a little toothpaste on the mark using circular motions. Wipe clean with damp cloth and dry.

Things to Consider

* If flooring is wood or if it has a protective seal, some chemicals could damage the seal. Check to see if your floors came with cleaning instructions or check with the manufacturer first.

* Be careful not to use any type of scrubbing pads or harsh abrasive cleaners or chemicals on hardwood and laminate flooring.

* If you have waxed floors, the things we mentioned above may or may not work. Use them if you know they will not damage the floor.

* If you are unsure of a cleaning method, check in an inconspicuous spot first or check with the manufacturer.

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