Remember how I challenged you to “Spot the Fake”? Well, Artemis sure had you fooled because it turns out that her picture was actually on the right. I know, a Picasso in the making.
Well, the time had come to remove her artwork from every single wall surface. The only problem… it wouldn’t come off.
I tried a j-cloth and water. Absolutely no difference.
Next up, a scrup brush with soap. It made a difference by lightening the paint in several areas. Note that I am not ruling out the fact that my walls may also just be dirty.
My final plan was to admit defeat and sell the house as is, hang a mirror over it or just close the closet doors.
I closed the doors.
Then, my BFF mentioned that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser was the solution to all my masterpiece whoe’s. Low and behold, I’d recently received one of these in a Sample Source package!
When I took it out of the basic cardboard box packaging, it looked like a regular sponge except it wasn’t really soft or hard. I looked for instructions but there weren’t any.
While this may sound funny, I’m big on instructions. I even need to reference them when making Kraft Dinner. Every.single.time so they would have been useful.
It did say “Just Add Water” so maybe that was the instructions.
My frugal nature made me cut it in half and I’m glad I did. Because once I added the water and started cleaning, it began to disintegrate. Speaking of water, I didn’t know how much to add so I just added a bit. The sponge got dense where the water was yet it couldn’t be wrung out.
I was fortunate enough to have a wide variety of surfaces and areas to test it on. Natural wood, drywall, and stained wood. Crayons, pencil crayons and wipe off markers (ya right).
With each surface and product I went to, that big burly bald guy a.k.a. Mr. Clean got it every time.
It wasn’t until I was all done, 20 minutes later that I realized it wasn’t so much magic as it was chemicals. Seeing as I hadn’t worn gloves, my hands were dry. I’d say an 8 out of 10. They weren’t painful, just uncomfortable. I put on some cream and by the evening all was back to normal.
Next time, I’ll use gloves.
Because, we all know that there will be a next time.
What Would You Use Magic Eraser On?
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