Can you use Magic Eraser on wood floor?

by Sarah

Would a Magic Eraser work well for cleaning my finished wood floors?

can you use magic eraser on wood floor

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  15 answers
  • No. It will remove the finish.

  • No, Magic Erasers are cruel to wood floors. Your best bet is to find a wood floor cleaner.

  • Janice Janice on Mar 01, 2023

    No, Magic Erasers are too abrasive. Follow manufacturer's directions or use Bona or Murphy's Wood Soap.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 01, 2023

    Murphy's oil soap would be best for your wood floors, the Magic Eraser if too rough for them and cause scratches.

  • William William on Mar 01, 2023

    Magic Erasers are to rough and abasive. Bona makes floor cleaners. Different formulations for different flooring types.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Mar 01, 2023

    no will discolor and take finish off the floor

    use a wood floor cleaner like Bona which is excellent

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Mar 01, 2023

    It would depend on how your floors are finished. If they came pre-finished I would not trust it as the finish is usually not as durable as a custom installed and finished floor.

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 01, 2023

    Hi Sarah, no, not at all, it will destroy the finish. Depends what the stain as as to what you will need to use to clean it.

    Begin by dusting or sweeping your floors well. Then make a cleaning mixture using 4 cups warm water and a few drops of castile soap or dish soap. Do not shake, but gently mix this, then mop or scrub small sections at a time, drying them with a clean cloth or dry mop after.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 01, 2023

    Hi Sarah: You sure can, but I sure wouldn't! Magic Erasers can be used to get marks off a painted wall, don't use them to clean finishes wood surfaces as the abrasiveness can strip away the finish. However, you can use Mr. clean floor cleaner it's a powerful floor cleaner liquid that removes tough ground-in dirt and preserves shine. Mr. clean multi surface cleaner can be used on ceramic and vinyl tile, terrazzo flooring, and varnished hardwoods. When it comes to wood floor cleaning, one important thing to know is that water is the enemy! Water dulls your wood’s finish and oftentimes leads to irreversible (and unsightly!) stains. Unless your wood has been treated with polyurethane, never use a wet mop or even think about washing your floors with water. Keep the floor dry and wipe off the smallest spills promptly. – Dust and wipe with soft mop regularly and always use appropriate polishing material. Never use anything other than a wood-specific floor cleaner to deep clean and let it soak for a guaranteed sheen.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 01, 2023

    NO No No, Magic Erasers are very fine sandpaper. Do not use on wood, laminate or LVP. Also do not use on Stainless steel.

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 02, 2023

    No. Their abrasiveness can strip away the finish just like it can strip the gloss from a painted finish.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Mar 04, 2023

    Yes I think you can to remove black rubber marks made from shoes.

  • Sarah Sarah on Mar 07, 2023

    I sure am glad I asked this question before trying the magic eraser on my wood floors😆 Thanks for all the great advice everyone

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Mar 07, 2023

    I would not use Magic Eraser on your wood floor. It can be abrasive, you do not want to end up taking the finish off of your floor.

  • Annie Annie 7 days ago

    Magic erasers can strip the finish off your wood! This article has some tips on how you CAN clean wooden floors though: