How to renew a whiteboard

Written by kathryn hatter
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Over time as you use a whiteboard, stains begin to occur that do not easily erase. When you have ink stains, marker stains and even faint remains of prior writing on your whiteboard (ghosting), it can become difficult and unpleasant to use the whiteboard. Many products will restore and renew a whiteboard and then help you keep it beautifully white and ready for use.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Whiteboard
  • Whiteboard eraser
  • Whiteboard cloths
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Whiteboard cleaner spray
  • Whiteboard repair coating
  • Paint pad

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  1. 1

    Use the dry whiteboard eraser to remove all of the ink that easily wipes off the whiteboard. Clean the whiteboard with the dry eraser to remove as much ink as possible.

  2. 2

    Wipe the whiteboard surface with a damp whiteboard cloth to remove ink that is more stubborn and ghosting stains. Wipe the entire surface of the whiteboard with the damp cloth, using the cloth to work at stains that do not easily come off.

  3. 3

    Dampen a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and rub it over stained areas that will not easily lift off the surface of the whiteboard. When you apply back and forth pressure with the Magic Eraser, many stubborn stains remove easily.

  4. 4

    Use a specially formulated whiteboard cleaning spray that will remove the toughest stains from whiteboard surfaces. Apply the cleaning spray to the stubborn stains and the wipe the stains from the whiteboard with a damp cloth.

  5. 5

    Repair scratches on the surface of a whiteboard with a specially formulated whiteboard repair coating. Apply the water-based coating to the scratched areas of the whiteboard with a paint pad, making sure the coating is smooth and spread evenly over the scratched surface. Allow the coating to dry without disturbing it for one hour, and wait 72 hours before using the whiteboard surface again.

  6. 6

    Maintain the surface of the whiteboard with regular cleaning with the whiteboard cleaning spray.

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