How to Clean a Whiteboard Without Chemicals


Whiteboards are easy-to-use instruction boards that have taken over the roll of chalkboards in most classrooms. They are drawn and written on with dry-erase markers that wipe away with whiteboard erasers. Over time the debris from the erasers builds up to create smudges and smears that linger. Luckily, it's very easy to clean a dirty whiteboard without harsh chemicals.

Things You'll Need

  • Toothpaste
  • Paper towels
  • Warm water
  • Soft cloth
  • Smear toothpaste over the affected areas of the whiteboard. The toothpaste contains mild abrasives that will effectively clean the board without the use of chemicals.

  • Wet some paper towels with water. Use the wet paper towels to scrub over the toothpaste, using firm pressure and circular motions. Keep rubbing until the smears and smudges disappear.

  • Wet some more paper towels and wipe away all the excess toothpaste, switching the dirty paper towels out for clean ones when necessary. Finish by rubbing a soft cloth over the damp board to dry and shine it.

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