How to Remove Expo Marker From a Chalkboard


Expo markers are dry-erase markers designed to be used only on dry-erase boards. Chalkboards are not designed for these dry-erase markers. If you accidentally use one on a chalkboard, you might not be able to simply wipe it off. Use cleaning solutions, and try the least-abrasive cleaning solution first to make sure you don't damage your chalkboard.

Things You'll Need

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Acetone
  • Mix 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar into 1 gallon warm water.

  • Dip a cloth into the white vinegar and rub it over the Expo marker. Rub until the marker is gone or until you can no longer remove any of it.

  • Dampen a cloth with rubbing alcohol if the stain is still visible.

  • Rub the cloth over the stain until it is gone.

  • Blot acetone onto the stain if you can still see it. Work until the stain is gone.

  • Rinse the chalkboard with clear water.


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