The Vegetable In Your Garden You Can Use To Eliminate Scuffs On The Wall

Getting scuff marks on your walls is quickly done, but getting them off can be another story. However, there is an incredibly easy way to get rid of them using something from your vegetable garden. The magical item? A cucumber. More precisely, cucumber skins. While it may seem laughable, this specific food item can work wonders at eliminating scuff marks on your wall. The best part is you should be able to use it over and over again all around your house, provided you tackle all the scuff marks on the same day. There certainly shouldn't be any shortage of them either, with over 97,000 metric tons of cucumbers flying off our shelves each year, per Selina Wamucii.

Cleaning your walls using this method will save you from using more pricey cleaning products. Not only that, but it's all natural too, so you don't have to worry about toxic chemicals. What more could you ask for? Now all you need to do is unlock the secret method. Below, we'll break down a step-by-step process of what you need to do.

Buff your wall with cucumber skins

To prepare for this hack, you'll need to take a cucumber and peel off a section of skin using a peeler. If you want to fix several scratches, then you should try peeling some extra skin off so you have some spare on hand. Now, all you have to do is take the peels and, using the outside of the peel, firmly buff away those pesky marks on your wall. Of course, you need to ensure that you're firm and precise, as it may take some effort to entirely eliminate them. If you find the mark tough to break down, repeat the process with a new piece of cucumber peel. When you finish your handiwork, you can recycle your cucumber peels in your food compost bin (if you have one).

In addition to any scratches, you can also utilize this method to get rid of any pesky crayon lines that your children have left in their wake. You can even experiment and try using it on other types of marks if you wish. However, if you're planning on attempting this method, make sure you use the cucumber peels relatively soon after you peel them. Just like with any food, if you leave it out on the counter for days, its quality will likely start to deteriorate. If you want to use some at a later date, pop them in an airtight container in the fridge where they'll last for a few days.

Cucumber skin is waxy

The secret to this hack lies in the cucumber's skin, which usually holds waxy properties. This is likely what helps the marks on your wall to come off when you use the cucumber skin on them, as the scuff transfers onto the surface of the peel. Of course, this makes them ideal to use on most hard surfaces — they're not limited to walls. If you have any other scuff marks around your house, then feel free to experiment with the cucumber method. This quality makes them incredibly versatile. On the other hand, you should ensure that you don't end up using rotten cucumber skin, as it may not work as well and may be harder to use. Instead, it may become soft and wrinkly, or end up making a mess. 

In addition, as this hack involves food, it's best to use it when you're planning to eat the rest of the cucumber, otherwise it could lead to unnecessary waste. Use the leftovers in a recipe, such as a salad, or leave them to eat on their own. You should avoid throwing it away at all costs. So, next time you spot a scuff mark, all you have to do it reach for a slice of cucumber skin.