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  1. #1
    mommyjennof3
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    DH started his new job at the school today and he asked if there was a

    way to clean the dry erase boards without buying harsh, expensive

    chemicals. I wasn't sure. I thought maybe ammonia and water, with

    some lemon to take away the ammonia smell but I have never tried it.



    Does anyone have a TNT recipe for this?



    Thanks,

    Jennifer in the Nebraska Panhandle








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    Patricia Coss
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    <div style="font-family:times new roman, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt;">Nail Polish Remover works well to take this off and even permanant marker will come off of it with this if it happens. I hope this helps, Patti
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    DH started his new job at the school today and he asked if there was a
    way to clean the dry erase boards without buying harsh, expensive
    chemicals. I wasn't sure. I thought maybe ammonia and water, with
    some lemon to take away the ammonia smell but I have never tried it.

    Does anyone have a TNT recipe for this?

    Thanks,
    Jennifer in the Nebraska Panhandle

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    armstrca
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    <DIV dir="ltr" align="left"><SPAN class="683113820-08102007"><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008080">At work, we just use a regular eraser to clean the boards, then when that doesn't work a spray. So, </SPAN><SPAN class="683113820-08102007"><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008080">I would go with putting rubbing alcohol in a bottle and using that - it is what my cleaner smells like. (Plus it does remove ink stains well <grin>)</SPAN>



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    DH started his new job at the school today and he asked if there was a<SPAN class="683113820-08102007"><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008080"></SPAN>way to clean the dry erase boards without buying harsh, expensive<SPAN class="683113820-08102007"><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#008080"></SPAN>chemicals.

    Does anyone have a TNT recipe for this?



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    david_albert2008
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    Subject: Home recipe for cleaning Dry Erase Boards







    How to Erase Old Marks off a Dry Erase Board





    Have you ever noticed that if you leave a message or drawing on a whiteboard for

    long enough, it isn't so erasable anymore? While getting those stains off isn't

    as easy as swiping a paper towel, there is a simple way to make your white board

    white again... Solutions have been listed in order of greatest likelihood for

    success. Note that there are three types of eraser boards: Everwhite, Melamine,

    and Porcelain. The primary difference is that one uses dry abrasion for erasure

    while the other requires a liquid such as alcohol. The following solutions are

    suggested for use with the type of marker requiring a dry erase marker, not

    liquid.







    Things You'll NeedDry erase board with old marks

    Dry erase marker

    Dry erase eraser

    Cotton Cosmetic Rounds or Cotton Swabs

    Rubber Glove







    Easiest Method Get a dry erase marker (yes, you make marks to take marks away)

    and a dry eraser. The darker the color of marker you use, the easier the marks

    will disappear.

    Draw over what you want to erase (make sure you draw slowly to fill it in

    better).

    Erase what you've written over as you normally would. Surprise! It erases. This

    is also a great method when you've accidentally used permanent marker instead of

    dry erase!







    The toothpaste method appears to be the leading alternative way for removing dry

    erase marker. Use ordinary white toothpaste. It contains a very mild abrasive

    and is water soluble. Plus, it will leave your whiteboard minty fresh! This

    method will also remove permanent marker marks from most smooth, non-porous

    surfaces.







    Lava Soap used with a damp cotton swab or washcloth works almost as well as

    toothpaste but requires a second cleaning for total erasure.







    Orange Goop: A close runner up to Lava Soap and Cameo is Orange Goop, the hand

    cleaner sold at automotive stores around the country. Orange Goop contains a

    mild abrasive and should be used with care. Do a spot test first to make sure

    you don't remove the shine.







    Cameo Kitchen Cleanser: Cameo, a gentle powdered cleanser intended for use on

    stainless steel sinks, contains a very fine abrasive, which will not mark or

    score surfaces.







    Peroxide easily cleans clogged inkjet heads, which use a similarly permanent

    ink. It does a fair job of removing dry erase marker.







    Oxy Clean: Oxy Clean or any of the generic brands of this cleaner work almost

    as well as Peroxide. This powder should be made into a paste and then rubbed in

    a circular motion using a soft cloth. Rinse the residue away with water.







    Vinegar & Water: Vinegar and Water is the undisputed champion for removing old

    dry erase marker.







    Ammonia: ammonia does a great job when used on the correct type of dry erase

    ink. It does not work on the dry erase board, but rather on the type that uses

    liquid for erasure. Use extreme caution with this chemical, which can irritate

    the lungs or other mucous membranes.







    Old Dryer Sheets: Use old dryer sheets on older formulations of dry erase

    markers. The rough surface and the softener left in the sheet are what's

    responsible for removing the marks. New dryer sheets will not work.







    Car Wax Method: Use ordinary car wax. Simply use the applicator in circular

    motions and wipe off with a clean cloth. This will remove very stubborn stains

    and leaves your white board like it was the day you bought it!







    Neutral Shoe Polish Method: Apply neutral (no color) shoe polish to clean, and

    buff with a clean cloth. It works wonderfully and provides a smooth like-new

    surface.

    Any Brand Will Do





    Artist Eraser Method Use an artists eraser on your board. Just make sure you

    don't rub so hard the finish comes off. This works very effectively.







    ] Baby Wipe Method Regular baby wipes work well to clean marks off liquid erase

    white boards, not dry erase.







    Alternative Methods Consider alternative methods such as placing either lighter

    fuel, aerosol hairspray, soft scrub, coffee, sunscreen, WD40, Bon Ami powder,

    brass polish, diet soda, shampoo, or Simple Green on a paper towel and then

    wiping the whiteboard.

    Keep in mind that liquids clean wet erase boards while abrasives clean dry erase

    boards. If you try them, first test the method on a small part of the whiteboard

    before placing the substance on the entire board.







    Advanced Methods for Tougher Marks Put some rubbing alcohol on a paper towel or

    spray some deodorant spray on the board and rub vigorously for a couple of

    seconds, then wipe dry. (Commercial Dry-Erase cleaners are often just

    formulations that contain rubbing alcohol.) If the stains remain, then...

    Lay the board flat on a table and put a few drops of the rubbing alcohol onto

    the board, rubbing it around with your finger. (Use enough alcohol to leave a

    thin layer.) Allow it to soak for a few seconds, then wipe dry. And if all else

    fails, try the next step.

    Use "Mr. Clean Magic Eraser" or a white board cleaner on the marks and rub

    vigorously to get the stains off.





    Warnings Use caution with Ammonia since this chemical is extremely irritating

    to the sinuses. Ammonia when mixed with other chemicals emits toxic fumes.

    Use caution when trying nail polish remover or acetone, because it may ruin the

    surface of your board.

    Never mix household cleansers, as they may produce toxic fumes or cause other

    dangerous reactions.

    Don't scratch it wi th a coin as this can damage the board permanently.

    Don't try multiple cleaners like Windex, Comet, coffee pot cleaner, etc., as

    they can set the stain.

    Don't try using hand sanitizing wipes to clean the board. They can eat the

    enamel off the surface of the board.

    Make sure there are no possible ignition sources (electric on/off switches,

    toaster, smoking, etc.) around if using flammable cleaners.

    When using the "Artist's Eraser" suggestion above, do NOT use kneaded eraser, as

    this just coats the board with a sticky substance that is harder to get off than

    the original marker.






  5. #5
    Kelly
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "armstrca" <carmstr1@...> wrote:

    >

    > At work, we just use a regular eraser to clean the boards, then when

    > that doesn't work a spray. So, I would go with putting rubbing

    alcohol

    > in a bottle and using that - it is what my cleaner smells like.

    (Plus

    > it does remove ink stains well <grin>)

    >

    >

    > From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On

    > Behalf Of mommyjennof3

    > Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 3:03 PM

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Subject: Budget101.com : Home recipe for cleaning Dry Erase Boards

    > DH started his new job at the school today and he asked if there

    was a

    > way to clean the dry erase boards without buying harsh, expensive

    > chemicals.

    >

    > Does anyone have a TNT recipe for this?

    >

    Speaking of "Rubbing Alcohol" that is a awesome way to clean the

    inside of your car windows without streaks and mirrors in the

    bathroom too!



    Kelly in IL








  6. #6
    Tracy Dee Rios
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    This is not a home recipe but it's cheap and it works. Try some Comet

    on a damp rag and light rub. It'll make the board look brand new.

    Tracy Rios sends....

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    tracy@angoras.net








 

 

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