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How to Get Marker off Dry Erase Board

How to Remove Marker from a Dry Erase Board

The purpose of a dry erase board is to write on it, providing a clear message to those reading it, whether in an office, classroom, home or anywhere else. Over time, all that writing on a whiteboard can build up in form of old ink and smudges, making it more difficult to read. From time to time, dry erase boards (aka whiteboards) need a little extra help beyond a felt eraser.

So, how can you clean a whiteboard to keep it looking new? What’s the best way to clean a stained whiteboard? Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes are a fast and easy remedy.

The Harder Way to Clean a Dry Erase Board

There are a number of commercial cleaners and home remedies you can try to clean a dry erase board. Some of these remedies require mixing ingredients and some that suggest using abrasive cleaners (like baking soda or toothpaste) that can damage the whiteboard and make it even harder to remove pen marks in the future. Here are just some of those suggestions you can find online:

  1. Rubbing alcohol – mix a little alcohol with water in a bowl and then use a cloth to wipe it on the board. Wipe off with a second cloth. The catch: rubbing alcohol can breakdown the top protective layer of the whiteboard.
  2. Baking soda and white vinegar – mix a little baking soda and vinegar together and rub on the whiteboard with a paper towel or cloth until clean. Use a second cloth to wipe off.
  3. Toothpaste – squeeze a bit on a cloth and rub on the stubborn marks and then wipe off with a damp cloth.
  4. Whiteboard cleaning wipes – the wipes contain a cleaning solution designed for whiteboards. They are effective, but it’s one more packaged wipe to buy that only serves one purpose.
  5. Nail polish remover – use acetone-based remover on a cloth, rub it on the discolored areas and then wipe with a damp cloth.

The Easier Way to Clean a Whiteboard

With Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes, you can keep the home remedies and chemicals in the cabinet and keep your cabinet less cluttered without single-purpose wipes. Each wipe is packed with unique Bond Buster™ technology that grabs on to ink – making it easy to remove old dry erase marker without abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals. Our wipes are even powerful enough to get permanent marker off of a whiteboard.

  1. Pull out a heavy duty Tub O’ Towels wipe.
  2. Wipe the area of the whiteboard with visible marker and smudges first, enabling the cleaning solution to go to work.
  3. Wipe the entire whiteboard to remove all signs of dried-on marks.

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About Tub O’ Towels

Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes are perfect for cleaning a dry erase board and countless other messy jobs. Here’s why Tub O’ Towels wipes are better:

  • Exclusive Bond Buster™ Technology: This innovative additive literally breaks the bond between marker stains and other marks on a whiteboard so it’s easier to wipe clean without scrubbing.
  • Gentle Cleaning Ingredients: With a biodegradable mixture of gentle foaming agents, emulsifiers and detergents, plus aloe, vitamin E and lanolin, you don’t need chemicals, toothpaste or other pantry remedies. Our wipes are gentle on the environment and your skin while being tough on stains.
  • More Durable Wipes: A durable poly-blend material stays intact and stays soaked with cleaning solution so you get long lasting cleaning power.
  • VaporLock Technology: Wipes won’t dry out while in the canister because VaporLock technology keeps moisture in and drying air out.

Keep Your Whiteboards Sparkling Clean

When you need to clean a dry erase board, the writing is easy to see. Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes are designed for heavy duty cleaning. Try them today to see why they’re a better cleaning wipe.

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