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Hack my Whiteboard

January 16, 2019 1 min read

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!

  1. Vinegar
    Vinegar and water solution is great for most cleaning projects.
  2. Toothpaste
    Toothpaste removes stubborn stains from most smooth, non-porous surfaces.
  3. Isopropyl Alcohol
    Make sure you are using the 99% or 90% solution. The 70% stuff doesn’t work nearly as well.
  4. Peroxide
    No 99% Isopropyl alcohol on hand to clean your dry erase board? Try peroxide.
  5. 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.
  6. WD-40
    Is there anything WD-40 can’t do? (Answer: yes.)
  7. Hairspray
    Spray on, wipe off, then get rid of the sticky residue with soap and water.
  8. Ben-Gay
    Slightly abrasive like toothpaste, and contains alcohol for added cleaning power.
  9. Comet
    Abrasive with proven cleaning power. Your dry erase board will look brand new.
  10. 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!