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How to Remove Scuff Marks from Surfaces in Your Home and Office

No matter what you do, scuff marks seem to appear throughout your home and office. Even the cleanest, tidiest spaces will get an occasional scuff.

Thankfully, removing them is a quick and easy task and will leave your walls, floors, and other surfaces of your home and commercial space look almost good as new.

Continue scrolling to learn how easy removing marks from the surfaces in your house and office is.

Best Practices to Eliminate Scuff Marks from Surfaces

Here are several tips for removing unwanted marks and keeping your house looking brand new:

  1. Take it Easy — Keep in mind that scuff marks are easiest to remove when new or fresh. Before you grab a harsh chemical, try a few other methods that are easier on your home. First, start with a damp, soft sponge or cloth and use a gentle hand to scrub the mark. Whether or not you were able to successfully remove the spot, dry it with a soft cloth.
  2. Test the Surface — Before you apply any solution outside of water on your walls, baseboards, wood, or floors, make sure to test the surface in an inconspicuous place to prevent apparent damage
  3. Try an Eraser — If water doesn’t work, try another non-chemical method: a clean pencil eraser. Gently rub the eraser back and forth over the mark until it removes.
  4. Tennis Balls — Another non-chemical way to remove these marks is by using a clean tennis ball. The soft felt coating quickly, gently, and effectively removes many scuffs from walls and floors. Use gentle pressure at first; increase pressure if necessary.
  5. Warm, Soapy Water — If you’re still unsuccessful, try adding a small amount of mild dish soap to warm water. Dip your clean, soft cloth or stone in the soapy water, wring it out, then try gently scrubbing again. Make sure to dry it off afterward.
  6. Baking Soda Mixture — Mix baking soda with water for an eco-friendly, mildly abrasive scrub. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of warm water and stir until baking soda is mostly dissolved. Use your soft cloth dipped in the mixture to gently buff away the scuff.
  7. Erasing Pads — Melamine fan pads quickly remove most stubborn scuffs from walls, floors, and whatever else. Use erasing pads carefully since they can eat through paint and other finishes if too much pressure is used.
  8. Chemical Options — If all other methods have failed, consider using a chemical on the marks. Water-displacing spray can work well on tile; just make sure to mop up the surfaces since they can become slippery. As a last resort, use paint thinner, acetone, and other solvent-based solutions sparingly. Use these chemicals carefully, and remember they can damage paint, stains, and different finishes.

Contact Town & Country Office Cleaning

While removing scuff marks is an easy job, it can be tedious, especially if there are lots of marks to remove. If you find yourself overwhelmed with cleaning your office space, contact the Town & Country Office Cleaning experts. With more than 40 years in business, we proudly offer our Salt Lake City, Utah, clientele excellent customer service and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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