How to Repair a White Board

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How to Repair a White Board
Dry-erase boards can be repaired overnight. (White board isolated on whited image by TekinT from

Dry-erase boards, commonly called white boards, were introduced in classrooms across the United States during the early 1990s because of their many advantages over chalkboards. In addition to requiring less clean-up than chalkboards, white boards are also easier to repair. It's as simple as reapplying a layer of protective coating, so that you're left with a surface that's as good as new.

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Things you need

  • Ammonia-free glass cleaner
  • Cotton towel
  • MB-3000 whiteboard coating
  • Foam paint brush

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  1. 1

    Spray an ammonia-free glass cleaner onto the surface of the white board to remove dirt and oils. Using an ammonia-free cleaner helps prevent deterioration of the surface over time.

  2. 2

    Wipe the entire surface with a clean cotton towel. By first cleaning and drying the white board, you are prepping it so that the fresh protective coating will properly adhere.

  3. 3

    Brush a thin, even layer of whiteboard coating over the damaged areas of the board using a foam paint brush. This layer allows you to use the white board as if it were new by acting as a barrier over the damaged spots. Because paint odours and fumes can be irritating and hazardous, plan ahead so there is no one in the room until the coating dries.

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