All you need is a single rubber band. Criss-cross the rubber band around the hammer head so it looks like the picture above. Now, when you go to remove a nail with the claw, the metal head won't scuff up your wall.
Tested and passed!! This works so SLICK!!! and yes, use a bit bigger and stronger straw for best results :) strawberry stem removal (hint use a Mc Donalds straw ~ it's a little larger~ it works the best!)