In a busy classroom setting, marker “oops” moments can easily happen to your interactive whiteboard. Learn how to remove permanent marker ink stains with the helpful solutions below!
Solution 1: Use a commercial cleaner such as Sanford Expo whiteboard cleaner over the permanent ink stain, allow the solution to dry, and then wipe the surface clean with a soft cloth.
Solution 2: Use a standard or high-odor dry-erase marker. These markers contain solvents that remove permanent ink. Don’t use low-odor or non-scented dry-erase markers, because they don’t contain the appropriate solvents.
- Cover the permanent ink with the high-odor dry-erase ink.
- While the ink is still wet, wipe the screen with a soft cloth. Do not allow the dry-erase ink to dry before wiping the screen.
- If any trace of ink remains, spray Windex glass cleaner or Sanford Expo whiteboard cleaner on a soft cloth, and then wipe off remaining ink marks. Do not use harsh abrasives, because they can damage the writing surface.