3 Whiteboard Cleaning Tips – WFMW

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Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer is once again hosting “Works For Me Wednesday.” My tips involve keeping my whiteboards clean. You might remember that in January I made two from shower boards. Very inexpensively!

  1. Accidentally used permanent marker on your board? This happened to my bil. His 4 year old scribbled with a BLACK marker all over his classroom’s newly installed magnetic whiteboards. His oldest daughter quickly passed on a tip she learned from her teacher: Using a dry erase marker, go over the permanent marker trails. Then wipe. Viola – clean board!
  2. Out of whiteboard cleaner and the dry erase marks won’t come off either? The first thing I try is a bit of water on a paper towel. Secondly, I’ll try a baby-wipe. Lastly, if the marks are still being stubborn, I use a bit of fingernail polish remover on the baby-wipe.
  3. Green dry erase markers always leave a shadow (on my board) after I wipe away its message. So I ALWAYS have to resort to # 2. I have a better tip than that for these repeat offenders. I don’t buy green dry erase markers. And if they come in the pack, I THROW them away.

What works for you today?

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  • 1. GiBee  |  . at .

    Awesome tips! They will come in handy (especially #1) on our Sunday School boards!!! Thanks!

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  • 2. Mom of 3  |  . at .

    Impressive tips, #1 especially!

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  • 3. doodah  |  . at .

    Wow, that one about tracing over marks with a real dry erase marker is clever!

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  • 4. Rona  |  . at .

    This is a terrific tip. I use my whiteboard to keep my WAH hours and info on. It’s looking pretty shabby these days and in need of a good cleaning. Thank you.

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  • 5. julie  |  . at .

    Great tip. I tried the baby wipes and it worked!

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  • 6. Rae  |  . at .

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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  • 7. Theresa Lindamood  |  . at .

    We tested this tip (#1) recently. When hubby took the kids to McDonald’s on Bradshaw to play one day. When he came out the van had been tagged with permanent markers. How lovely. He went online and googled (you gotta love google for finding almost anything under the sun) and he found that if you use the dry erase marker over the top of it it comes off without ruining the car’s finish! Since it was huge, ugly and a gang sign and hubby works in a gang filled neighborhood, we were so relieved that we did not have to pay to have it removed or ruin our car!

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  • 9. Carma  |  . at .

    rubbing alcohol will remove stubborn dry erase marks
    (I prefer it to nail polish remover.)

    thanks for the tips!

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  • 12. Killer Bees  |  . at .

    Does anyone know why my whiteboard erasers will not erase and I have to use the spray cleaner every time? I’m wondering if the board was cleaned with something by maintenance and now the pen will not erase off. Is there anything I can do to get the board cleaned off so it can be erased?

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  • 13. Anna  |  . at .

    I tried the write over with the dry erase pens and it still left a visible scribble from the permanent black marker. Does this only work if the marks are fresh? Will the baby wipes and / or rubbing alcohol and / or fingernail polish remover work on marker that’s been on the whiteboard for almost 2 months?

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  • 14. Kimm  |  . at .

    I used the nail polish remover to clean a whiteboard with writing that was over a year old and could not be cleaned by the conventional store bought cleaners. I used a Q-tip first to test a small area and realized there would be no residual so finished cleaning the rest of the board. It’s as white as the day it was purchased.

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  • 15. enrofeves  |  . at .

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.

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  • 16. justseeming  |  . at .

    For whatever reason, on certain board surfaces, things like 409 and especially abrasives like Barkeeper’s Friend can mar the surface and cause ghosting to occur more frequently from then on.

    The trick I’ve always used is to mark over the dried on ink with an erasable marker, wait 10 seconds, and then erase it again – repeating as necessary. After that is done, I spray the board with Green Erase board spray (from http://www.cleanyourwhiteboard.com) and wipe the board off. I’ve never had that combination not work on a board.

    Thanks for the info!

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  • 17. janerightys  |  . at .

    Hi,

    I’m due to move house in a couple of months and i’m on the lookout for a cleaning service who’ll come and tidy up the property before i give the keys back to the owner.
    This is the only time i’ve had to go through this moving business and i’m worried because i normally use organic cleaning products and don’t feel comfortable using potent chemicals because of the damage they have on the environment.
    Does anyone out there know of a cleaning service here in sydney that can do this without using dangerious products?

    You can PM me if your from a company and are offering me a service

    Cheers

    Jane

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