The Fix For Wall Art Scuffing The Walls Is In Your Home Office

Since most people spend around eight hours of their day in their home office, it only makes sense to want to decorate it as invitingly as possible. This makes the long hours more pleasant to get through, especially when surrounded by cheerful knickknacks and art. However, if you're worried about the state of your walls, you might not be too keen about hanging frames on them. Not only will this typically require you to drill a hole into the drywall, but the edges of the frame might scuff up the walls as well. Luckily, a simple hack can ensure your wall stays ding-free from any wall art in your home office, and all it requires is an eraser.

This hack is made for those who want to avoid scuff marks on their painted walls. When a frame rests against a wall for too long, dirt and grime can settle around it, discoloring the wall and creating a shadowy outline when the frame is removed. It can also create scuff lines if you straighten the frame from time to time, adding scratches to the surface. If you want to avoid this, grab a spare eraser and use it as a bumper.

How to use an eraser to stop scuff marks

The best way to keep a picture frame from scuffing up your wall is to create some distance between the two. Rather than buying expensive bumpers from the store, you can make your own with some pencil erasers. To do so, all you need is two pencils and a hot glue gun. Simply remove the erasers from the pencils, and use hot glue to attach them to the back bottom corners of your framed wall art. Not only will this make the frames more stable — negating the need for you to straighten them every now and then — but they'll also add about a ½-inch of distance between the frame and the painted wall.

If you don't have a pencil handy, you can also use a handheld eraser. If you have one somewhere in or around your home office desk that you rarely use, give it a second life by cutting off two small squares and gluing them to the bottom of a picture frame. Whichever method you choose, you can rest assured your home office walls will be safe.