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WD-40 to clean dry erase boards?
Old 08-12-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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So.. some of my boards have seen better days. Has anyone tried this trick of using WD-40? I do not want to ruin my boards if it isn't going to work!


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I have the shower board from Lowe's, as well as regular installed boards.



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I just did this on an old marker board and it worked well! I covered the floor in front of the board in case I sprayed on the floor. Ended up, I used way too much spray. I really does take very little. Don't spray the whole board!
Clean the board the usual way, then spray on a little WD-40 and rub it in and off. I had to rub quite a bit because it was so slick. I'll know next time to use only a little.
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Goo Gone works, too. They're both petroleum-based products.
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Be Prepared for the smell!
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I have not used WD-40 on my whiteboards but I have used it for other things. Be prepared! It has a very strong solvent type smell. My custodian used it to loosen up my window jambs for me when they were near impossible to open by myself but the scent was very strong and lasted a long time. Goo Gone has a scent that some people find objectionable but it also has a citrus scent added to it that helps a lot and I think is easier to take. Use just a little and keep the windows open if you are sensitive.
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I will try tomorrow, windows open, no kids still for 2 weeks, so just me and the toxins


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hand sanitizer
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hand sanitizer works really well! Put some on a cloth or paper towel, wipe around, use a dry towel to wipe off excess!
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Rubbing alcohol is the best thing I've found for white boards--and it's cheap!
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WD 40 Works Wonders!
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WD 40 is the only thing I use to clean my board now. I just spray it directly to the board and wipe with a cloth towel. Then my dry erase eraser will work for days before the next spray.
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How long does the smell last if you use Wd-40?
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WD40 would be too harsh and take off the surface? Not sure how to word that. I am thinking maybe it's ok. I got a small one for my easel this year and was SO frustrated because it wouldn't erase....and then as I was rubbing it furiously the plastic wrap it was shipped in started coming off. I hadn't take it out of the shrink wrap!


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Old 03-16-2017, 05:18 AM
 
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I only used WD 40 on a board which was in terrible shape.
A little doesn't leave a lingering smell.
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