- Never use permanent marker on your board. Only use good quality dry erase markers.
- Erase text and drawings as soon as they’re no longer required.
- Replace erasers regularly as they do build up pigment.
- Avoid using household cleaners on the whiteboard.
- Clean the whiteboard before first use and then each week with a liquid whiteboard cleaner.
- Use liquid cleaner sparingly with a soft paper towel or lint free cloth. Buff to a shine.
- Wait at least 10 minutes after cleaning before using the board.
- The board is clean if you feel resistance when running your finger across it.
- Avoid placing whiteboards in path of airflow from air conditioners.
Removing Permanent Marker
If permanent marker has been used on the board, try these tips:
- Use a whiteboard erasable pen to trace over the marks you need to remove. Allow to rest for 5 minutes, then clean with a whiteboard eraser.
- You can try methylated spirits or rubbing alcohol and polish with a soft cloth.
- DO NOT use acetone or alcohol if lines or text are part of the board’s design as they will be erased!
- DO NOT use abrasive cleaners or toothpaste – these will destroy the surface.