5 Things To Do with Emery Boards
Emery boards aren’t just good for one thing – they’re good for five! Check out this list of out-of-the-box uses for the traditional nail file to turn an emery board into a handy household tool.
1. Sand Deep Crevices
If you are refinishing an elaborate piece of wood such as turned table legs or chair spindles, use an emery board to gently smooth those hard-to-reach crevices before applying stain or finish.
3. Save Your Suede
Did someone step on your blue suede shoes? Or worse, spill some wine on them? Rub the stain lightly with an emery board, and then hold the shoe over stream from a tea kettle or pot of boiling water to remove the stain. This trick also works for suede clothing.
4. Remove Dirt from an Eraser
Are you fussy about the dirt on the eraser end of a pencil? Take an emery board and rub lightly over the eraser until the dirt is filed off.