I love whiteboards. When my whiteboard stopped erasing, I figured I would have to pitch it and buy a new one. Because I like large writing surfaces, that isn’t exactly cheap. What I found was that WD-40 will not only clean the un-erasable markings on the board but will help to restore the surface. Assuming the board isn’t physically damaged, it works wonders.
All you really need is a can of WD-40 and a roll of Paper towels.
- Clean the board as best as you can with your erasers
- To clean the board, spray some WD-40 on the dirty parts of the board. You don’t need to soak it, just coat it.
- Scrub with the paper towels. Depending on how big and dirty the board is, it could take a while and a lot of paper towels.
- Once the board is clean, spray the entire board with WD-40 and spread it evenly with the paper towels.
- Not exactly required but I recommend you take this time to clean your erasers. Dirty erasers aren’t going to clean the board, just smudge it.