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Cleaning a white board

I have this white board in my office.  About 2 years ago I’d posted some information there, a list of people attending a big meeting.  The information needed to stay up there for a while so it ended up getting “stuck” on.  We tried EVERYTHING in the book to get this white board clean.  We tried buying the “cleaning” solution, it failed – miserably.  We tried water, windex, I even tried writing over the old ink with new ink – and that worked, a little.

Well, today I am starting a project (or rather, a part of a project) that requires the use of my white board.  Now, I needed to get the whole thing clean (except for the squinchy face Elisabeth drew on it many years ago).  I had nothing in my office bu Purell.  I though, hey, its got alcohol in it, maybe it will so something.

Lo-and-behold, the board is now sparkling white.  I’m not sure if pure alcohol will do the same, but from now on, I’m cleaning my white boards with Purell.  Clean AND germ free.  LOL

Category: Random Thoughts
  • steve difilipo says:

    Ah – ingenuity. Excellent solution.
    i use WD-40. WD-40 will take ANYTHING off everything. After you have removed all the offending residual marks clean the board with a standard glass cleaner to remove the oily residue to restore the white board to it’s original TIDE white status.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:33 am

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