Your workspace is probably home to a whiteboard, no matter if you are back in the office or still working from home. These easy clean surfaces are a mainstay of working life, ideal for keeping track of key information and mind-mapping big ideas. They are not always as easy-clean as they’re supposed to b, unfortunately. Since this tool is a common element in many businesses and even homes, we at Baker Sandoval Cleaning would like to offer some insight on how to properly clean it.
How Do You Make a Whiteboard Look New Again?
The whiteboard you purchased in the past, likely does not look so white now. Your board is probably closer to a murky grey, featuring old smudges, stains and the part-removed shadows of scribbles unless you are an especially scrupulous scrubber. Failing to notice the state they’ve fallen into, we tend to get used to these grubby wall surfaces, over time. Fortunately, whiteboard can be easily restored to its former glory. You’ll enjoy a brighter, more professional looking workspace, and a surface you may feel more inspired to “get to work” on after it’s returned to its original shiny whiteness. Below are a few cleaning tips.
Daily Whiteboard Cleaning
To help keep your whiteboards pearly white for longer, maintain every day wipe downs. It’s a good idea to clean it thoroughly before writing over the space if you are clearing an area of board. Over time, dry erase marker builds up. Though it needn’t take more than a couple of seconds for a proper wash, it can be seemingly a wasted effort. Avoid using your board rubber, which rarely does a thorough job and typically spreads dirty marks. A spray bottle and some rubbing alcohol as well as some microfiber cloths do a better job. Before wiping the surface down with a microfiber cloth, give the area you wish to clean a quick spritz with rubbing alcohol. This maximizes the cleanliness. We recommend applying WD-40 and using a microfiber cloth to give the surface a deeper clean if your whiteboard has developed a grubby look. To get rid of any residual marks and grubbiness, consider a weekly treatment with WD-40 if you want to keep your whiteboard looking pristine.
How to Clean Dry Erase board Stains
You will know that the moment of realization can be crushing in the event you have ever accidentally written on a whiteboard with a permanent marker, or other inappropriate pen. The good news is that there are available techniques that can remove such marks from whiteboards. Never use anything abrasive to get rid of your mishap, you can do more damage and the surface ruined. Covering the original marks completely, try tracing over it with a black dry erase marker if the mark is relatively fresh. Carefully wipe both layers off with a board rubber. Repeat as necessary until the mark is removed. There are other solutions you can apply to get rid of the permanent marks in the event that technique doesn’t work. It can be effective to apply alcohol on a microfiber cloth. If alcohol is not available, baby wipes or nail polish remover may be adequate. To avoid doing irreparable damage, always test a small section of the board first, and be aware that some surfaces can be damaged by powerful cleaners.