Tip & How-To about Office Equipment & Supplies
When a message or any marks are left on a whiteboard for longer than 24 hours it becomes very difficult to clean off the board. These marks are difficult but not impossible to get off.
You will need rubbing alcohol and a soft clean cloth. There will be fumes given off by the rubbing alcohol therefore if you are going to be cleaning up a large whiteboard you will want to open a window.
Taking the cloth, apply some rubbing alcohol and rub it on the ink. It is important that you not use a soft cloth because using a brush or abrasive sponge will cause damage to the board.
You might need to apply a little pressure to get really old stains off. If you find that a stain isn't coming off it is possible that it is permanent marker, to get these off you can draw over the marks with a dry erase marker and then wipe it off using a clean cloth that has rubbing alcohol on it.
To avoid getting in these situations, only use dry erase markers and clean the board as soon as you are done with it. Leaving marks on the board will make them harder to get off.
If you are worried about ruining the whiteboard you can always use a whiteboard cleaning solution. For this you just spray the solution on the board, let it sit for five seconds and then wipe it off. The solution will also get rid of any residue left behind by other cleaners that you may have tried to use.
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