Whiteboard Maintenance Tips


Whiteboard maintenance is an important component. Learn how to clean your whiteboard and keep it looking and feeling new. Once you have spent the money on a large whiteboard there are several things that you can do to extend the life of the large white board and to make sure that it stay looking fresh and clean. By following the tips listed here you can save money in the long run by extending the life of your whiteboard; however, if you do end up with a large whiteboard that is no longer serviceable, you can resurface the white board to bring back the smooth surface.

Whiteboard Maintenance Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Large Whiteboard

1. Use new dry erase markers

Replace markers as soon as they begin to dry or show excessive fraying. Continued use of markers in poor shape can result in scratches and disfiguration of your whiteboard, causing permanent damage. Consider the cost of the dry erase markers to your whiteboards and replace the markers as soon as possible.

2. How to clean a whiteboard

If possible, do not let dry erase marker ink stay on the board for more than a few days. Although most whiteboards have excellent surfaces nowadays they can still stain or “ghost” (showing an image of the mark after being erased). Wipe off the board after a couple of days with a smooth rag, towel, or lint free paper product– if the writing is very important and it is not a smart board, take a picture or copy the notes onto paper.

3. How to keep a whiteboard clean

After wiping off the board of any dry erase marks, use a whiteboard cleaner and a soft rag or towel to clean off the surface. Performing this will save you a lot of money in the long run as it drastically lengthens the life of a whiteboard. Considering the cost of a large whiteboard the two or three minutes this will take is a no brainer. This is nearly all you have to do to learn how to clean a whiteboard.




Resurfacing A Whiteboard

If the surface has been damaged and no longer functions properly you still have options before spending several hundreds of dollars or more on a new board. Transparent dry erase whiteboard paint exists that can be painted over the surface of the board to bring back the smooth surface that is needed for a like new whiteboard. Application is much like a normal paint; after waiting a few days for the paint to dry you can begin using your board again.

Looking for more information on the different types of whiteboards? Check the other pages for further information on:



Portable Whiteboard

Interactive Whiteboards