Recently, I started my day off with a bang (literally). My son, Michael, came to visit and spent the night with us at our home in Powhatan. Unfortunately, I forgot that he had parked his car behind my car. I’m so used to not having anyone parked outside my garage that I didn’t even bother looking around before I started driving backwards. At the last second, I realized that his car was behind me, but it was too late. I hit the side of his car completely on accident! When I got out of my car to look, I could see part of the side panel on Michael’s car was loose. I thought it was my fault but it later turned out that it was already like that.
Luckily, the only damage to my vehicle was some scuff marks to the back of my car. I wasn’t sure if I needed a paint touch up from my car painting guru in Midlothian (Alvis Body Shop) or if I could find a less expensive way to remove the scuff marks.
When I got to the office, a thought hit me. What about trying one of the Eraser sponges we use at SET Cleaning when we clean homes? It gets scuff marks off of linoleum floors, so maybe it can get it off my car. My car is pretty new, so I was a little hesitant to put anything on it, but it completely worked! All I had to do was wet the sponge a little and use some elbow grease. It may have taken me a total of TWO MINUTES to do. Yup, that was it! As you can see by the before and after pictures, it did a great job. And the paint was still shiny on the car!
Entering our office, I looked over at the door frame and noticed that there was some sort of blemishing on the door frame itself. I still had the Eraser in hand and decided to use it on the door frame. Just like with the car, the blemish came off with a little bit of rubbing.
There are so many other uses for Eraser sponges. The following are a few I can think of:
Just make sure that you check any surface before using the eraser sponge on it. Sometimes it will remove paint off walls and other surfaces. I would suggest testing it out on an area that is inconspicuous.
- Scuff marks on vehicles
- Paint on door frames
- Dirt and fingerprints on stainless steel
- Soap scum on tubs, showers, and shower doors
- Mold and dirt on outdoor furniture
- Hair dye on countertops & floors
- Scuff marks on walls
- Grease under the range hood
- Food & other fingerprints on white cabinets
- Residue from removing stickers
- Dirt and marks on baseboards
- Wet nose marks from pets on windows
- Rust spots & stains on countertops
- Scuff marks on tile or linoleum floors
- The white walls of tires on cars and motorcycles
- Dirt on leather sofas & chairs
- Dirt and stuck on food Inside the refrigerator and freezer
- Hairspray build-up on bathroom countertops, floors, doors & baseboards
- Mold & mildew on anything plastic
- Baked on brown spots on bakeware and cookware
We have been using eraser sponges for as long as I can remember at SET Cleaning. The eraser sponges we have been using for the last couple of years were ordered on line from Bold Clean and their website address is: www.boldclean.com. Let us know what you use an eraser sponge for in the comments below. We would love to know what others use it for so we can try it while we are cleaning homes!