How to Remove Scuff Marks from Appliances


Amanny asked: How do I remove scuff marks from black kitchen appliances? There is a scuff mark on my fridge door, and I don’t know how to remove it.

Scuff marks can be caused by a variety of things. It’s important to ensure that the mark is simply a scuff, and not a scratch. Scuff marks occur when a layer (usually rubber) is left on the surface from something rubbing up against it. A scratch is a mark that goes into the surface, leaving a small indent. Scuff marks are easy to remove, so if it does not remove easily, it may actually be a scratch.

You Will Need:

Steps to Remove the Scuff Marks:

  1. Mr.Clean Magic Erasers are very effective at removing scuff marks without damaging the surface of the appliance.
  2. Begin by moistening the sponge with water.
  3. Gently rub the sponge over the surface of the scuff mark and watch it disappear.
  4. Avoid applying to much pressure. It is not necessary and can actually rub away the finish on the surface.
  5. If there are no magic erasers available, a regular white eraser can also be used to rub away scuff marks.
  6. Windex has also been found effective and can be sprayed on and wiped away with a soft cloth.

Additional Tips and Ideas

  • If the scuff mark is small, you may want to cut a small square of the sponge off. This way, the entire sponge does not get wet and can be used more easily at a later time.


  1. Julie says:

    I use Goo Gone; works great. I also used it on my car to remove scuff marks, tar, etc.

  2. Jim C says:

    Try WD-40 and a soft cloth to buff.

  3. Flor says:

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  4. Tammy says:

    DO NOT use the magic eraser if you have a shiny fridge surface with no texture. I tried a small section on mine and you can SEE where I tried to clean the scuff mark. I am still trying to find a way to clean SHINY appliance surfaces.

  5. Rob says:

    Bad advise on black shiny appliances. Doesn’t work when the paint is marred…

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