December 29, 2008,
L.W. asks from Skiatook, OK on December 26, 2008
Dry Erase Marker on Chalkboard
We got my son an easel for Christmas that has a Dry erase board on one side and a chalkboard on the other side. Well what do you know he has used a dry erase marker on the chalkboard side. Does anyone know of anything that will take it off? I have already tried to clean it with a damp rag and I also used the spray that helps get dry erase marker off of marker boards. The marks have lightened with these two attempts but they are still there. Any suggestions are much appreciated!!
So What Happened?™
Well I tried the Magic Eraser first and it seemed to be taking off the surface of the chalkboard rather than removing the marker. It did help the mark but also left a faded area around where I had been scrubbing. I next tried the suggestion of rubbing alcohol. It did a much better job at removing the marker. I still have a slight mark but it is much less obvious. I think the alcohol might have worked even better had I cleaned it right away. I didn't try the baking soda suggestion because I figured it would be more abrasive than the Magic Eraser and I didn't really want to sacrifice any more of the chalkboard surface to get the marker away. Thank you so much to all who made suggestions.
K.D. answers from Fort Smith on December 27, 2008
Awesome works great on markers on chalkboards. My daughter also gor that type of easel and has already wrote on it with markers. Kids they get into everything!! Hope this helps! K.
K.H. answers from Oklahoma City on December 29, 2008
you might try one of those Mr. Clean Erasers. I don't know if it will work but it wouldn't hurt to try.
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B.M. answers from Fort Smith on December 27, 2008
Try a Magic Eraser by Mr. Clean. I've used them to remove permanent marker before, along with lots of other things. Hope it works!
B.L. answers from Oklahoma City on December 27, 2008
I know they make a product that will fix this. I took my 2 yr old with me to my 5th graders classroom for a christmas event. She was writing on the chalk board to occupy herself and when I wasn't looking she picked up a dry erase and decorated the chalk board ALOT before anyone noticed. I went and got the custodian who came down with a spray and wiped it right off. Don't know what he used and don't know if it is available at a normal store or just to custodians/janitors.
J.S. answers from Little Rock on December 27, 2008
Hilarious! I have the exact same problem. We got my toddlers an easel for Christmas with the 2 sides and they used the marker on the chalkboard side. I have not tried this on this particular chalkboard yet but I think the "Erase" pad by "Mr. Clean" will work. I have used this product to get marker off of another chalkboard I have. You just buy this and run water over the sponge. Do not use any other cleaners...just water. The texture of the sponge helps to get this kind of thing up off of the board. Good luck! I hope this works for both of us!
J.G. answers from Fayetteville on December 27, 2008
Try a Magic Eraser by Mr. Clean. I use them for everything and I love them. They are a must have with kids. If this doesn't work I don't know what will.
D.C. answers from Tulsa on December 29, 2008
Try using baking soda on a damp cloth. It took permanent marker off of our dry erase board and off of out dining room table. It works wonders!
M.D. answers from Fayetteville on December 26, 2008
I know those magic erasers at walmart work wonders on everything ...the little white ones in a blue box...I hope this works for you :)
K.S. answers from Fayetteville on December 26, 2008
Try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser...those things will take off nearly anything!