How Do I Clean My Dry Erase Wall?

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How Do I Clean My Dry Erase Wall?
How Do I Clean My Dry Erase Wall?

As long as you regularly clean and maintain your premium dry erase wall, you will be sure to get ten-plus years of trouble-free use from this handy, durable, and easily erasable tool that’s great for posting notes, doing business presentations, conducting classes, brainstorming, and countless other tasks. The following are some suggestions about how to clean and maintain your dry erase painted wall so that it retains its usefulness and pristine look for many years and provides you with an ever-ready option to help satisfy your daily communication needs in the office, classroom, clinic, home school, or other venue.

Removing Stubborn Stains and Permanent Ink Marks From Your Whiteboard Wall

Ghosting is a common type of staining due to the buildup of dry erase marker ink over time on whiteboards and dry erase painted walls. In such cases, the surface of a traditionally framed whiteboard or a dry erase wall becomes hard to erase cleanly, resulting in gray, cloudy-looking areas and causing the “ghosts” of previous dry erase ink markings to remain behind. This condition makes the surface look dingy and unsightly and causes difficulties with making out text and images.

Dry erase marker ink that stays on a dry erase wall too long will inevitably cause ghosting. To eliminate ghosting, you should begin by going over the entire area covered by the stains with fresh black low-odor dry erase marker ink. Next, quickly rub off the inked-over area with a dry microfiber cloth or sponge. After applying the ink over the entire area where the wall is stained, you will need to rub fast with the cloth while the ink is still wet, and you can remove the ink completely.

The ingredients of dry erase marker ink include chemicals known as solvents that allow the ink to remain fluid for a short time. This quality enables the ink to momentarily loosen up the ghost marks or permanent marker ink stains from your wall so they can be removed with a cloth. For more stubborn stains and ink marks made by permanent markers, repeat this process as often as necessary to remove all traces of discoloration on your surface. Follow up this procedure by wiping the area again with a water-dampened microfiber cloth. Finally, please give it a last wipe down with a clean, dry microfiber cloth, and your surface should be as good as new and ready to use.

Performing Everyday Cleaning on Your Whiteboard Walls

A light spraying with an environmentally friendly water-based whiteboard surface cleaner and a gentle wipe down with a clean microfiber cloth is all required to cleanse your surface of dry erase ink marks before they can set in and be more challenging to get rid of. Clean the entire surface with a wet cleaning solution for more long-term maintenance. Moisten a clean microfiber cloth or sponge your favorite eco-friendly liquid whiteboard coating cleaner and gently but firmly rub the dry erase painted wall. Once you have successfully removed all of the residual marker ink on the surface, rinse your microfiber cloth or sponge with clean water to remove the cleaning solution. Then, dry the board with a separate clean, dry microfiber cloth. Use an eco-friendly water-based whiteboard coating cleaner or water to clean the surface.

Although dry erase walls are extremely stain resistant due to the high-quality ingredients and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes that go into making the dry erase paint formula, periodic cleaning with a microfiber cloth moistened with water or an environmentally friendly whiteboard coating cleaner can help you to preserve an immaculate writing and drawing surface for many years of regular use. As mentioned, be sure to use an eco-friendly water-based cleaner such as our proprietary cleaning product that’s specifically formulated for cleaning whiteboards or whiteboard-painted surfaces. Avoid cleaners containing harsh chemicals such as ammonia or bleach because these materials can permanently damage the luster, durability, and erasability of your dry erase painted wall and lead to the need for repainting.

If you follow these suggestions, you can keep your dry erase wall attractive, easy to write on, easy to erase, and look like new for the whole lifespan of ten-plus years. Our proprietary brand of cleaner is safe to use, low in odor, and eco-friendly, as it contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the odorous, hazardous chemicals in most ordinary household cleaners. These substances contribute significantly to air, water, and soil pollution and damage the health and well-being of humans, animals, and planet Earth. By contrast, our cleaner is safe to use in home offices, study rooms, medical facilities, restaurants, or any other location where people work, study, or live, and it poses no threat to the environment.

Erase and Clean Dry Erase Walls Only with Microfiber Materials

Use a microfiber cloth or sponge consistently, as previously advised, to remove dry erase ink markings from a top-quality whiteboard painted surface. Microfiber fabric can remove the most minute dust and ink particles because it consists of millions of microscopic fibers that are many times tinier and more abundant than the fibers in cotton, rayon, or other fabrics. Due to the asterisk-like shape of the microfibers, and the countless microscopic nooks and crannies around them, microfiber cloth is highly absorbent. The tiny size and significant number of these fibers exponentially increase the fabric’s overall surface area, making microfiber cloth able to absorb seven times its weight in water.

This fine fibrous structure allows microfiber cloths and sponges to catch and hold onto particles that other kinds of cloths or sponges fail to catch, making microfiber fabric perfect for virtually any cleaning chore. The super-tiny fibers can wedge into even the tiniest gaps or notches in a surface to pull out dirt, dry erase marker ink, and even bacteria. That’s why regular use of microfiber materials to erase and clean your whiteboard-painted wall will lead to the most spotless, attractive, and writable surface you can attain with any cleaning device.

Ongoing Dry Erase Wall Maintenance

Dry erase painted walls are easiest to erase, clean, and maintain when only low-odor dry erase markers are used for writing and drawing. A microfiber cloth or sponge is used for erasure and regular maintenance. Also, when necessary, it’s recommended that a good-quality eco-friendly whiteboard coating cleaner be used periodically to maintain your surface in the most spotless and serviceable condition. Denatured alcohol may be applied as a cleaning agent if a gentle water-based whiteboard coating cleaner is unavailable.

In addition, it’s important to remember that harsh household or industrial types of cleaning products such as textured paper towels, abrasive pads, cleaners containing ammonia or bleach, or any other strong chemical liquids or coarse kinds of materials can compromise the quality of the dry erase painted surface and make it hard to use and erase. A vigorous abrasive action should also be avoided when erasing and cleaning your dry erase painted wall. The impermeability of premium whiteboard painted surfaces permits them to be easily erased and cleaned without forceful rubbing, because their Teflon-like nature keeps ink from sinking in to produce permanent smudges or stains.

That said, dry erase marker ink will tend to leach into the surface whenever a premium dry erase surface is scratched or degraded because of overly aggressive erasing or rubbing. This will cause an unsightly look and problems with writing and erasing. Therefore, it’s best to mildly rub the surface with a clean microfiber cloth or sponge and an eco-friendly cleaning solution followed by a dry wipe down, and then the surface will again be ready for use.

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