Make Your Walls Minty Fresh!

Wall Scuffs

White walls.  Black chairs.  Scuff marks out the wazoo.  No amount of scrubbing with all-purpose cleaner will remove them.

I’d heard that you can use toothpaste to remove scuff marks from vinyl flooring.  I thought I would experiment to see if it worked on paint as well.

Wall Scuffs

So I have my toothpaste and a scrubby sponge.  Put a little dab on the sponge and rub it into the scuff.

Wall Scuffs

A little bit of elbow grease later, and there’s no scuff — to the right, obviously.

Wall Scuffs

Make sure to remove all the paste.  You’ll probably want to rinse the wall or spray it with a cleaner to remove all the paste residue, which tends to show up at a certain angle.

Wall Scuffs

So now my dining room walls look good as new, and the whole room has a minty fresh aroma that is quite appealing. I’m going to see if it will get the scuffs off my stairs now, but I’m going to need a lot of toothpaste!