Cleaning up scuff marks

Those who know me, know only too well that I am a complete neat and clean freak. Getting a dog has been pretty tough on my cleaning neurosis and my pristine white walls are no longer pristine, or even white (more muddy than anything). If, like me, you are also a clean freak you might like my tip to keeping your walls looking fresh.

Whenever a room has been painted I always keep some of the paint in a plastic jar (I use peanut butter jars – don’t use metal jars as these will rust). I label the jar and keep it under the sink with a small paint brush so I can whip it out when a scuff appears. It’s also useful because I like to change the pictures on my walls quite often so I use it to go over any holes I have filled with polyfilla. Having it in a jar just makes it so much easier than rooting out a massive can of paint that you have stored away underneath everything else you own.

A tip to help you clean up scuff marks on your walls quickly and easily

Do you do this or am I just completely obsessed with keeping everything perfect?

Katy x




  1. 21st February 2014 / 11:03 am

    Great tip! I use a clever little sponge that is specifically for scuff marks. You just wet it and rub it on the scuff. I can’t for the life of me remember what it was called though!

  2. Jules
    21st February 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Is that a public admission that it is officially a “cleaning neurosis”!?


    • katy
      22nd February 2014 / 10:34 am

      Be quiet, Jules.

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