Scuff-Free Nail Removal
It’s often a worry that when you use the claw of your hammer to remove a nail from the wall, the hammer will damage or scuff the wall around the nail. It’s bad enough to have a small hole there that you’ll need to patch up, but you don’t want to draw even more attention to the site with scuff marks, and unfortunately, that’s usually the case.
Next time, try protecting the wall with a well-placed sponge. Just place it right under the head of your hammer, cushioning the wall from any of the damage the hammer may inflict while pulling out the nail. It works so well because the sponge moves to allow the hammer to do its job without being abrasive.