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Magic erasers


(darlic) #1

Hi folks do any of you use theses little gems,whiether in decorating or around the home?


(darlic) #2

Can remove soot from walls ,well,but wouldn’t use on large areas,


(Andy Crichton) #3

Have you got a link so we can take a look? Thanks.


(darlic) #4

Hi Andy I buy mine from a cleaning supplies,they have many good uses,including removing light marks from doors,I will update this post with lots of pictures and examples.


(Ally Thompson) #5

Hi Jason is that the white foam blocks you wet and rub on the surface to be cleaned? Ally


(darlic) #6

Yes I prefer to give them a light spray with water.


(pd67) #7

The Mrs bought a box of them off EBay. She used the on marks on some walls.
They would work ok on durable paint Optiva etc but on old Dulux vinyl Matt they made a right mess.
I’m sure she does things like that just so I’ll do a repaint!


(darlic) #8

look at them like fine sandpaper test a area not noticeable.cheers


(Andy Crichton) #9

It seems that magic erasers are made of melamine foam from BASF, which as Jason says acts like sandpaper. This would bear out the observation that non-durable paint probably won’t do very well. An eraser also won’t last very long, it acts rather like a soft pencil eraser.

when melamine resin cures into foam, its microstructure becomes very
hard – almost as hard as glass – causing it to perform on stains a lot
like super-fine sandpaper. You may be asking yourself, if this foam is
almost as hard as glass, then how can it be like a sponge? Because it’s a
special type of open-cell foam.

[From “How Stuff works”][1]

It would be helpful to UK readers to see one in action on typical UK painted surfaces, the US videos seem to show it cleaning their highly durable acrylic wall finishes!
[1]: http://home.howstuffworks.com/magic-eraser1.htm


(darlic) #10

If you have a panel door with a mark on it, might be worth trying a magic eraser, first, give it a try in a area that’s not notiable first.


(darlic) #11

Used today to remove small amount of tape adhesive worked well.


(darlic) #12

Worked well removing dryed emulsion from laminate floor.


(darlic) #13

Removed paint from kitchen furniture ,always worth trying in a area least noticeable first.