Wall scuffs must only happen with the step style trash can. You step on the peddle, gradually push the can against the wall, and bam…a scuff mark!
At first I only thought it happened at my house but then I noticed the same thing in an office where I recently attended a meeting. It made me wonder if perhaps some of you have the same problem so I began working on a solution.
Three Ways to Prevent Trash Can Scuffs on Walls
Skid Proof Mat
Placing the trash can on a skid proof mat will help prevent the trash can from scooting against the wall in the first place. This is probably the best solution but it does require purchasing and adding one more item for the household.
Since I wanted to find a solution using something I already had, I tried another approach.
Since I already have a plethora of chair pads in my home, I decided to grab a couple and put on the back of the trash can so there would be a barrier against the wall. It was easy, simple, and works great!
Of course, I realize that not every person has extra chair pads hanging around. So, there’s one more option…
Almost every mom has clear finger nail polish stashed away somewhere..except, apparently me! I suppose any color would work, but clear is invisible when applied to the trash can. I used nude and it dries fairly clear as well.
Just apply several coats of clear nail polish along the part of the trash can scuffing your wall. Once it dries, it should buffer your wall from getting additional scuff marks.
Does your trash can scuff your walls? If so, have you found another solution for preventing scuff marks on your walls?