When most people think of erasers, they think of erasing mistakes made with pencils, but erasers are great for more than just getting rid of mistakes. Erasers come in all colors, sizes, shapes, and styles, and many look almost too good to use. Erasers have many unique uses that go way beyond erasing pencil marks on paper. Give these ideas a try, and you’ll never look at erasers the same way again!
My grandmother’s piano keys occasionally ended up with marks, and although no one ever figured out where the marks came from, my grandmother knew how to get rid of them. A Magic Rub eraser was all it took to clean up the keys and get rid of the mystery marks. You can find Magic Rub erasers online and in stores that sell quality art supplies. If you have dirty piano keys, give this idea a try. It worked for my grandmother, and it will work for you too.
If you lose an earring back and don’t have access to another one, remove an ordinary pencil eraser and stick it to the earring post. It will keep the earring in place until you take it off. Those who find ordinary earring backs uncomfortable can use this idea all the time. The rubber backs are far more comfortable than ordinary earring backs, and they work exceptionally well.
Scuff Remover Uses
When I find black scuff marks on my linoleum floors I don’t bother rubbing and scrubbing. Instead, I use an ordinary eraser to get rid of the marks. When my daughter wore back boots in my kitchen I didn’t think I’d ever be able to get rid of the marks, but amazingly they came right off.
Gold Cleaning Uses
If your gold rings are covered in grime, clean them with a soft eraser. Gently rub the eraser on the gold, and the grime will come right off. Best of all, a soft eraser will get into any grooves, and with a little glass cleaner and a quick buffing, your rings will look like new.
Contact Cleaning Uses
Battery contacts can become dirty and keep battery operated items from working, especially if batteries have leaked. If you don’t have contact cleaner, try going over the contacts with an ordinary pencil eraser. The pencil eraser is just the right size to clean dirty contacts and bring your battery operated items back to life.
I had a mirror that wouldn’t hang level on the wall, and I was tired of adjusting it every day. This problem was driving me mad, and I almost took the mirror down. I sliced off the erasers from two brand-new pencils, and I glued them to the back of the mirror. I haven’t had to adjust the mirror ever since!
Scratch Prevention Uses
A particular stoneware container was scratching my kitchen counter, and although I liked the container, I had to do something to keep it from ruining the surface and make scratches every time someone moved it. I didn’t have felt pads, but I had brand-new pencils with erasers. I sliced the erasers to make them equal, and I glued them to the container to keep it from scratching the countertop. They worked beautifully, and they were a cheap and quick way to solve the problem.
Cotton Upholstery Uses
My friend has a light colored sofa, and one of her kids accidentally made a few marks on it with a pencil. Erasers are good for erasing pencil marks from cotton fabric as well as paper, and using a clean eraser, my friend was able to remove the marks without damaging the fabric. She rubbed the marks lightly, and with just a few strokes the sofa looked as good as new.
Tack Holding Uses
Large erasers are perfect for holding tacks that aren’t being used. I purchased a large package of tacks, but I ended up losing the container. It was very easy to stick the tacks in a large eraser, and I knew right where they were when I needed them.
Next time any of the aforementioned situations happen to you, considering the many uses of pencil erasers. I’ve used them more around the house than I’ve used them for erasing pencil marks. They’re perfect for these practical uses and many more.