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Easy tip for cleaning the whiteboard

I was recently browsing pinterest (as I do) and I came across the tip below.  Does your whiteboard look like the picture to the right? Mine does at times but my main struggle is actually getting the marker off.  

I have used all known methods such as metho and white board cleaner to get it off, but it doesn’t work.  The metho was the best method, however I needed alot of muscle to remove the marker.  After reading the tip I was eager to give it a try: 

“Use Air Freshener to clean a white board with dried on ink. Spray the board and wipe, it also helps ‘recondition’ old dry erase boards.”

I used Dettol Glen 20, it worked a charm! No extra muscle needed.  My son took this video below just to show you how easy and muscle free it is.  I love finding different purposes for products.

Thank you to Dettol for sponsoring today’s post

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  • Lemon Essense also works really well. As a teacher I’ve always got a bottle of it near my whiteboard!ReplyCancel

  • Jell

    must give that a try. to remove permanent marker from whiteboards, try going over the lines with a whiteboard marker. one erases the other!ReplyCancel

  • It works because air fresheners have ethanol in them and ethanol gets off every permanant marker in the world! (Coming from a science background where you needed to clean glasswear which you used permanent marker to label).ReplyCancel

    • Jo

      would this work on clothes then too?? getting some paints and texta out has proven impossible for me.ReplyCancel

  • Wow – as a teacher who pulls her hair out every day over a dirty whiteboard, this tip is very exciting!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

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  • alcohol based hand sanitizer gel works a treat.ReplyCancel

  • FJ

    aerogard is fantastic for removing marker stains from desksReplyCancel

  • Melissa Mitchell

    I have Glen 20. And a white board disaster! Off to do it now!ReplyCancel

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  • Kellie Goldthorpe

    where did you get the white board with the days of the week on it?ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Young

    I have been using Glen 20 for this for a while now. Works better than whiteboard cleaner and smell better too.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Hudson

    I always just used a good spray of Spray and Wipe on my whiteboard at school, and it’d come up clean everytime. The BETTER trick is knowing how to get permanent texta off your whiteboard when someone has picked up the wrong pen. Orange oil goo remover, then spray cleaner to get the orange oil off. I find the coloured pens always leave traces more than the plain black pens.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Wicks

    to remove permanent marker from whiteboard you write over the permanent marker with a whiteboard marker – it should rub off easilyReplyCancel

  • Sandy

    Spray Aeroguard also removes permanent marker and cleans up whiteboards.ReplyCancel

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  • I haven’t heard this before! I refer to this website whenever I try new ways to clean my whiteboards. Do you know if this voided your warranty? It isn’t necessarily a cleaner like the website says, but it isn’t whiteboard cleaner either.ReplyCancel

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