Dry Erase Boards,
Markerboards, & White Boards all have referred to surfaces that can be written on with special
markers and wiped clean with a dry cloth, tissue, or eraser. These surfaces are great
around computers and in classrooms because they aren't dusty like chalkboards.
Did You Know?
If you have dry erase boards that
are permanently stained, that is because they have a
semi-porous surface. All Student Dry Erase
Boards used to have a non-porous surface, now not so
Our dry erase surface will never permanently stain
even if written on with the wrong marker or we will
replace it free.
If you are looking at buying
elsewhere, here's a tip. Ask them if they will guarantee
in writing that their dry erase surface will never
permanently stain, even if written on with the wrong
marker. That is the easiest way to know the surface
Most Catalogs only give you a 30
Now you may know why.
Some companies sell
what we call "panel board" which is famous for staining and scratching when used
as a marker board. So if you are investing any money in a dry erase
marker board make sure
the seller guarantees in writing that it will clean up and not become stained and unusable.
Telling you, after the fact, that you used the wrong
marker or should have erased it right away is a little
First off, DO NOT USE abrasive cleaners. Old
fashioned Comet cleanser is good for bathtub, bad for the Dry Erase
If you accidentally use a regular
marker or a Vis-A-Vis on your
dry erase surface you will probably get it off with a water dampened cloth. This is
normal with all dry erase surfaces. If you get something on your board that doesn't want
to clean off, don't panic. You may be able to remove it from your board by going over the
mark with your dry erase marker and then erasing.
If that does
not clean it off there are markerboard cleaners you can
purchase. Most cleaners actually consist of a weak dry erase marker
solution. To do a heavy duty cleaning of our boards we recommend using some non-acetone
fingernail polish remover on a soft cloth or paper towel. This method works better and
costs less than commercial board cleaners. On boards purchased
elsewhere, check with the manufacturer to avoid damaging
We have heard reports of economy dry erase markers only lasting for a few days.
Our markers usually last anywhere from a term up to a full school year
in normal classroom use. Some educators have used our dry erase
markers for up to two years without replacing them.
There can be major differences between manufacturers in the quality of a marker. There
can also be major differences in how distributors handle the markers. All dry erase
markers have a limited shelf life. Some markers will dry out just a few months
after manufacture even though they never have been used. If the store you buy your
markers from is selling you stale stock that was manufactured a couple of years ago, your
markers can be used up before you start.
We have seen "markerboards" made from cardboard and Styrofoam. We have also
seen boards with a thin plastic film. Sharp objects, like steak knives or hacksaws can
damage all markerboards. Abrasive cleaners can also destroy a markerboard. Our
markerboards are made to be "goof-proof". We have been in business for
over 30 years.
We guarantee that our markerboard can be cleaned off, and that our graphics (handwriting
guidelines, etc.) are permanently etched into the markerboard surface or we will replace
We will give your school a risk-free trial of a classroom set of our
markerboards, complete with the markers and erasers. If your school
doesn’t love them we will pick them up from your school after your
30-day trial. Click
here for more info on this. If you are in industry email us with
your company name and address along with your needs and we will see what
we can do for you too.