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Old 08-31-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
Karen Anne Candia
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Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

Has anyone else encountered the nightmare of whiteboard purchasing?

What do you use for your whiteboards? Are they legit whiteboards or some other material? I bought a couple of the tile boards from Home Depot, they suck and don't erase anymore. Ive only had them for two months.

Then I painted them over with dry erase paint...sucks even more and still doesn't erase. I have to scrub the sh*t out of 'em every morning.

Should I splurge on real-deal dry erase boards or is there another alternative out there? If so, where should I purchase them from?

I've looked on the message boards for similar advice...and still looking for more help

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Old 08-31-2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

The Mr Clean Magic Erasers work fabulously!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:04 PM   #3
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

tha'ts very weird. I bought 2 of the HD whiteboards and they erase as awesome as the day I bought them.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:02 PM   #4
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

I read that you should clean the boards prior to use with some of that Expo cleaner or Windex. Then periodically use that stuff as you won't wipe it off completely and a light residue of it will help with future cleaning. I don't have any personal experience with that but seems to make some sense.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

We just use cheap white wall board from Lowes and always use Windex or something similar to clean it.
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:21 PM   #6
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

Home Depot boards + Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. We've had the same boards for 8 full months and they still look new.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:08 AM   #7
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

+1 on the Home Depot boards - We've been using them for nearly a year now. We use the expo cleaner every few weeks and they look good as new.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:26 AM   #8
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

We have used the Lowes boards for years. Some colors don't dry erase as well as others...Windex handles those issues. Sounds like the product you have may not be exactly the same stuff or maybe it is your markers, we are using the regular expo markers.

We recently redid our walls and got new boards (from lowes) and they work just as well.

Let us know what you figure out.

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Old 09-01-2009, 07:17 AM   #9
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

The cheapest everclear type pure alcohol works great. Rubbing alcohol etc also works. It is in expo cleaner.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:25 AM   #10
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Re: Whiteboards, Dry erase, nightmares

I have the same issue. I bought my boards from lowes. They have more of a matte finish on them and they frickin' suck. I use pure alcohol on them and scrub the hell out of em' and they still don't erase all the way. I just bought 2 regular dry erase boards and will be using those from now on.
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