How to use a magic eraser

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How to use a magic eraser

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From removing scratches to cleaning your electrical items, the magic eraser can do it all. With no need for chemicals, and a large block that you can cut to size, it’s a convenient and easy-to-use cleaning product. Simply activate with water and get erasing!

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Magic eraser

Materials required- magic eraser and bowl of water

How to activate your magic eraser

The Mr Clean Eraser Pads remove heavy duty messes with water activated micro-scrubbers that reach into surface grooves, lifting away even the toughest soils.

Before using the magic eraser, activate it by rinsing under a tap and squeezing out the excess water.

Remove adhesive labels

After removing as much of the label as possible, rub the eraser over the area until the adhesive disappears. You may need to rinse and squeeze out the eraser during this process.

Using a magic eraser to buff the underside of an artificial plant

Remove permanent marker

Every now and then, we accidentally use a permanent marker where we shouldn’t have – like on a whiteboard! The magic eraser makes it easy to remove – simply wet, squeeze and rub over the marker. With a little elbow grease, it should lift.

Using a magic eraser to erase text on a whiteboard

Clean a keyboard or laptop

Computers are notoriously hard to clean, as water and electrics do not mix. The water-free nature of the magic eraser solves this issue, so you can wipe over your keyboard and surrounding areas to remove grease and grime.

Using a magic eraser to wipe over a laptop keyboard

Remove scratch marks

Put the wall cleaner away! A magic eraser can easily lift any scratch marks from your walls without any chemicals.

Using a magic eraser on a marked skirting board

Remove food stains

Stubborn food stains from the likes of beetroot or coffee can play havoc on your benchtops. Instead of using intense chemicals, simply activate the eraser and get scrubbing – the marks should come off in no time.

Using a magic eraser on a kitchen bench top with a red fruit juice stain

Clean shoes

Canvas or fabric shoes can’t be polished, so how do you keep them clean? Forget the washing machine: a magic eraser can remove all grime from your sneakers and sole.

Magic eraser positioned next to dirty Converse shoes

Clean rangehood

A build up of oils, fingerprints and residue on your rangehood often requires a little more effort than a regular all-purpose spray. Do away with the chemicals altogether with the magic eraser – use the rougher side to dislodge the marks, before wiping everything away.

Using a magic eraser on a marked rangehood

Remove crayon

Crayon on your walls is every parent’s nightmare. However, a magic eraser makes removing it a dream – the textured side catches the crayon, making it easy to remove. Finish with a wipe using the sponge side for a streak-free look.

Using a magic eraser on a wall with greylead drawn on

Remove coffee stains

Transform your stained coffee mugs with a quick scrub with the magic eraser. As a food-safe product, it’s a great way to have your crockery looking as good as new.

Using a magic eraser to clean a dirty mug in the kitchen sink

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Health & Safety

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