How to Clean Dry Erase Board

Permanent marker on dry erase board is difficult to clean. However, we have the method to clean it. Just read this article and you will know how to clean dry erase board from that mark.

How To Clean Dry Erase Board

Dry erase board is another name of the whiteboard if you don’t know. Compared to the blackboard, this board is much simpler. You don’t need to worry about the powder from the chalk. Moreover, you can write or draw anything on this board much easier. However, if you are accidentally using the permanent marker on it, that would be a problem. You can’t erase it. Below, we have the solution to this problem.

How to Clean Dry Erase Board and Make It Free from Permanent Marker Mark

Tools and Materials

Solution 1:

  1. Rubbing alcohol (choose the 90% or 99% isopropyl)
  2. Paper towel or tissue

Solution 2:

  1. Peroxide
  2. Cloth

Solution 3:

  1. Dry erase marker

Solution 4:

  1. Neutral shoe polish (no color)
  2. Clean cloth

The Cleaning Steps

Solution 1:

  1. Put some of rubbing alcohol on a paper towel or tissue. You don’t need to use a lot or make it until the tissue or paper towel is wet. Just use a few drops.
  2. Use the paper towel or tissue to wipe the mark from a permanent marker. Do it gently until the mark completely disappears.
  3. If you have a problem to remove the stain, you can use this method:
  4. Put a lot of rubbing alcohol until it makes some kinds of a layer on the area that you want to clean.
  5. Wait for few seconds,
  6. Then use your finger to wipe the mark until it disappears,
  7. Clean the rest of it with a clean cloth.

Solution 2:

  1. Pour the peroxide on the permanent marker stain,
  2. Wait for few seconds,
  3. Use the cloth or paper towel to wipe the area where you applied the peroxide,
  4. You can do it several times until the mark is completely gone.

Solution 3:

  1. Use the dry erase marker on the stain. Make sure that you draw and cover the whole permanent marker stain.
  2. Do it several times until you completely remove the stain.

Solution 4:

  1. Apply the shoe polish on the stain,
  2. Use the clean cloth to wipe it with a counterclockwise motion,
  3. If you do it correctly, it won’t only erase the stain, but also make the area looks clearer than before.

Conclusion

Basically, you don’t need to worry, if you use the permanent marker by mistake on the dry erase board. You can always solve the problem and clean it with the methods above. Moreover, the methods that we give to you are also cheap. You don’t need to spend too much money on them. You also can use any of them, as each of them is very effective against the annoying permanent marker stain on your dry erase board.