Anyone who has used a whiteboard knows that shadowing is a big problem. This is a list of 10 cleaning solutions that will work on most problems. Happy cleaning!
Vinegar and water solution is great for most cleaning projects.
Toothpaste removes stubborn stains from most smooth, non-porous surfaces.
- Isopropyl Alcohol
Make sure you are using the 99% or 90% solution. The 70% stuff doesn’t work nearly as well.
No 99% Isopropyl alcohol on hand to clean your dry erase board? Try peroxide.
- Hand Sanitizer
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are better than “natural” sanitizers at cleaning your dry erase board — better at killing germs on your hands too.
Is anything WD-40 can’t do. (Answer: yes.)
Spray on, wipe off, then get rid of the sticky residue with soap and water.
Slightly abrasive like toothpaste, and contains alcohol for added cleaning power.
Abrasive with proven cleaning power. Your dry erase board will look brand new.
- Coffee Grinds
Of course, once you’ve used coffee grinds to scrub off dry erase marker stains, you have to turn around and clean off the brown coffee residue. Still, works in a pinch!