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Just Like Magic!

January 22, 2010

Most people have horror stories about moving; a favorite vase cracked, a chunk taken out of a piece of wooden furniture, an heirloom lost, or clothing stained.  I consider myself fortunate that I didn’t have those problems.  The problem I did have?  As the fridge was slid into place, a gash was created in the tile flooring.  A very, very, very large gash.  A “hard to miss it” gash.  About one foot in length, I knew it was going to be one of those things that I would look at for years to come and say, “Aggh.  I really wish that hadn’t happened.”

So when my handsome husband pulled this trick out of his back pocket, I just knew I had to share it.  Seriously, when else would I let something that belongs in the garage into the house? Enter 3M Rubbing Compound.  While it’s given purpose is to remove scratches from cars, we discovered that it works equally well on removing scratches from tile.

Put a small amount on the scratches, use a soft cloth (we used a microfiber towel), add three to five minutes of elbow grease, and watch your problem disappear!

We’ve since used it on other smaller scratches elsewhere in the house (since the “living” portion of our house is all tile), and we are so glad that we tried it.  While we can’t warrant that it will work for your particular situation, we can proudly say that it solved our problem.  If you have a similar problem at your house, I would recommend trying it out in a small, inconspicuous area first to make sure that it doesn’t stain the tile or remove a finish.  Just like magic–it worked for me!

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