How to Remove Pencil From Chalkboard

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If you own a chalkboard and children have access to it, sooner or later, you're going to find marks on it other than those made by chalk. Here's a very easy way to remove not only pencil marks, but oily fingerprints and crayon as well.

Things You'll Need

  • Chalkboard erasers Cloths Organic cleaner Chalk
  • Use a felt eraser to erase the entire chalkboard surface.

  • Wash the entire surface of the board with a mild, organic, non-oily, non-abrasive cleaner, according to the directions on the bottle. Apply by either spraying the solution or using a soft lint-free cloth or chamois.

  • Rinse the cleaner thoroughly from the chalkboard with warm water, using the cloth or chamois.

  • Dry the chalkboard immediately with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth or chamois. This is very important, as it will discourage the water from compounding with chalk--which would result in a slippery, glassy, veneer-like surface that would be impossible to write properly on.

  • Allow the chalkboard to air-dry for a couple of hours.

  • Lay a stick of chalk on its side, pressed against the chalkboard, and rub it until the entire surface of the board is covered with chalk.

  • Remove all of the chalk with a clean, chalk-free felt eraser. Wipe the surface of the board once again with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth or chamois.

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