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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Clean Your Dry Erase Board



My dry erase board was awful! I mean horrible!  There was a mixture of dried on blue, green, and black marker with large smudges and visible words.  Sorry, I didn't make a before shot, but I'm sure you can imagine it.  I searched for a solution, and I found it! Air freshener!


You heard me right, air freshener! I used a 97 cent can of Glade Apple Cinnamon spray.  The trick is to spray small sections at a time.  It needs to be sprayed fairly heavily.  As soon as you spray, wipe with an old towel.  It takes a little elbow grease, but the old marker comes off perfectly.  So, not only do I have a clean board, but my classroom smells good, too!

~Cara

6 comments:

Jennifer McVeigh said...

Also, there are these really great sponge erasers I think made by scotch brite at walmart! I will have to get a pic and post it. :) That thing works wonders!

Farrah Kilgo said...

Never, ever would have thought to use air freshener! Great tip! I've used Windex before on some pretty bad boards :)

Lisa R. said...

Wow what a great tip! I did not know that!! Thanks for sharing! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Shannon said...

Now that's a double sided bonus!! A clean board AND a good smelling room! Thanks for the tip. :)

Shannon
http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

SC Teacher 28 said...

Wow! I would have never thought to use air freshener to clean the board. Now I will have to try that!

Joni
KinderKids Fun

Kelly said...

I never would have thought of that! My whiteboards sure need it!