Whiteboards are here to stay! They are in classrooms, in offices and wherever else you need to write down, teach or inform something.
And the reason for that is quite simple: they are practical, they do not make all that dust and are the salvation of those who have rhinitis and suffer from allergies.
But all this convenience comes at a price. Whiteboards can be more difficult to clean if some tips are not followed properly.
So in today's post we brought you tips to learn how to clean whiteboards efficiently and quickly. Come and see:
Step by step to clean whiteboard
Whiteboards are very versatile when it comes to cleaning. The vast majority of products available on the market can be used to clean the frame.
The only restrictions are with rough and abrasive products that can scratch the painting, such as steel sponges, sapolios and even bicarbonate, since the dust can cause scratches on the surface of the painting.
For the rest, you can use just about anything you have at home. Check below the list of the main cleaning products indicated for cleaning whiteboards:
- Ethyl alcohol
- Acetone or nail polish remover
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Multipurpose (See, Mr. Muscle, among others)
- Neutral detergent
- Washing powder
- Glass cleaner
- Wet Wipes
There are also specific products for cleaning whiteboards, easily found for sale in stationery stores and office supplies.
With the product in hand, whatever it is, just go for cleaning. See the step by step:
- First, remove everything written on the board using the conventional eraser.
- Then, apply a little of the cleaning product with the help of a damp cloth. Alcohol usually works very well, so if you are in doubt, bet on it.
- Run the product all over the frame and then dry it with a soft, dry cloth.
- Ready! Your painting is already clean and ready to be used again.
This is the basic cleaning you should do on the whiteboard daily, or at least every other day.
How to Clean Stiff White Stains
The tip now is in case your whiteboard has persistent stains that are difficult to remove.
The most common and practical way to remove this type of stain is to apply alcohol or acetone to a slightly damp cloth.
Another way that usually works well is by writing with the marker on the spot. The idea is that the newly applied paint can dilute the dried paint underneath and thus clean the whiteboard.
After writing about the stain, wait for a while and remove with the eraser.
If none of this works, you can still opt for other simple recipes, such as the use of shoe polish.
Use colorless grease on the stain, wait for a while and remove with a dry cloth. The picture will look like new.
Do you know what cleaner whiteboard? Toothpaste! That's right! You can use the product to remove stubborn stains from your whiteboard. Just spread a little paste over the surface of the painting, wait for a while and then remove with a damp cloth.
How to Clean Whiteboard Eraser
What's the use of a clean white board if the eraser is all dirty? It doesn't match, right? So, in addition to cleaning the board, it is also important to know how to clean the eraser properly. Check out the instructions:
Water and detergent
This is the simplest and most effective process of all, believe me! To do this, just fill a basin with water and detergent and put the eraser in this mixture.
Leave it there for about 30 to 40 minutes. Then, lightly rub your hands together to help loosen the dirt. Rinse and dry with a soft towel or paper towel.
Tip: wait for the eraser to dry completely before using it again.
Another good way to clean the whiteboard eraser is with the help of a hose. The pressure of the jet helps to loosen the ink more easily. However, do this in an open place and directly on the floor, as the paint released in the wash can dirty the walls and furniture that are nearby.
When you notice that the water is clear and without any ink residue, it is a sign that the eraser is clean.
Put it to dry in the sun or use a soft towel to speed up the drying process.
Care when washing the whiteboard eraser
- Do not use hot water. Prefer water at room temperature or at most lukewarm.
- Do not use chemicals such as bleach and multipurpose. They can damage the eraser felt. Only detergent is sufficient for cleaning.
- If you notice that the eraser is still dirty, even after drying, do the cleaning again. And remember: erasers have a short shelf life, so after a few washes you may need to change them.
How to keep the whiteboard clean longer
After all the cleaning tips, it is also important to talk about maintenance and care with the whiteboard. See below:
- Always erase the content written on the whiteboard. If the marker ink remains on the board for a long time, the chances of it staining are very high.
- Use specific whiteboard markers.
- Do not use permanent pens, pens, crayons or any other type of marker that is not suitable for whiteboard.
- Clean the eraser regularly.
Did you write down all the tips? So now just go there and clean your whiteboard and get it ready for the next use.