Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is a great little product to have on hand, especially if you have children in the house who like to draw on walls and other places they are not suppose to draw. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser looks like a flat sponge and can be bought at your local department stores and grocery stores. It is a very inexpensive item to keep around the house. Prices vary according to the store where you purchase the item. You do get two Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponges per box. If you check online and at the store, you may be able to purchase boxes with more than two sponges. Each sponge measures 4.6 x 2.4 inches and 1 inch thick. The company considers them non-toxic but it is still a good idea to keep them out of the reach of pets and young children.
When you find that your little artist has decided to use your walls as their canvas, just take Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, wet the sponge but do not get it so wet that you have to squeeze the water out, and gently wipe the crayon or marker off the wall. If you had to do this the old fashion way, it would have taken quite a bit of time and elbow grease scrubbing the wall.
The best thing about this product is that you can use this several times. Just let it dry before you put it away. Do not leave it out where it can get wet as this will shorten the life of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge.
As with any products, there are also some cons such as you cannot use the sponge on walls that have a satin or high glossy finish, it is not appropriate to use on wood finished surfaces or paneling, and can scratch certain surfaces making them look dull so it should not be used on any surface that is prone to scratching, like varnished surfaces. Even though it is good for several uses, I does begin to break down after using the sponge. There are directions on the back of the box that will help you determine when it needs to be thrown away.
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is not only for getting crayon and marker off your walls but it can also be used to get the grime and grease from your stove tops, and those awful water stain from the shower, scuff marks from the floor, scuff marks from your white tennis shoes, clean crayon marks from the outside of a book, and so much more. This magic sponge has unlimited uses both inside and outside of the home.
There are some people that might be skeptical about a sponge being able to do all this cleaning with little effort but the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is not just an ordinary sponge. It is made of a compound called melamine foam and though it appears soft the inner fibers that make up the sponge are very strong and thin. The sponge has small openings across the surface allowing this melamine foam to work like very fine sandpaper, letting the holes bind to the dirt particles. Sometimes the sponge will leave a residue behind but it can just be wiped away with a damp cloth.
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is a “must have” cleaning tool for every household, especially if you have children.
Patricia Johnson contributed to this article for starredreviews.