Cleaning Permanent Ink Off a Dry Erase Board?

I work in the school setting. I 'accidentally' used a regular marker instead of a dry erase marker on a dry erase board. Needless to say, the ink would not come off or what I could remove left a horrible smudged stain.


I was using the dry erase marker and wrote right over that smudge and then erased it. The dry erase marker must have a solvent agent in it as it removed the smudge. I found I sometimes must scribble over the site and immediately rub off with a tissue for a clean dry erase board.

By Antaria from Chino Valley, AZ

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September 5, 20100 found this helpful
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I just tried the alcohol and it worked like a charm!

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January 26, 20100 found this helpful

Use fingernail polish remover.

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January 26, 20100 found this helpful

How clever to figure that out. I've done the same thing wth a sharpie but never thought to do that. That little smiley face stayed there for the duration of the board. : )


My DH has a bad habit of rubbing the message off with his hand, which of course makes the oils in his hands leave a stain. I finally found for that, I could just wash it off with soap and water.

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March 4, 20100 found this helpful

My husband gets this stuff called GP66..It worked like a charm. Ssprayed it on, left it for a about a minute and used a magic eraser and all the permanent marker came off! Looks brand new too! :)

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January 7, 20110 found this helpful

It took me two times of doing this but it definitely saved my butt from getting grilled! I did that on my best friend's roomie's board. Thanks so much!

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January 22, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you so much I bought permanent markers thinking they were dry erase and wrote on my whiteboard it came right off after that. Thank you, thank you so, so much!

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January 4, 20120 found this helpful

My kids scribbled all over their new dry erase easel with a ballpoint inkpen, and I thought it was ruined! I tried this.


It only took me 10-15 minutes to do the whole board, and it looks like new again. Wow! Thanks for the tip.

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March 15, 20170 found this helpful

Staples sells a product named Nano-it White Board Restore. One pad is $2.99 online. It will remove any permanent marker from a white board by simply wiping, doesn't matter how long it has been there. it will also restore the white board by removing all of the faint colors. Amazing stuff. I had a board that someone had written a litany of information in permanent marker and could not be removed with any cleaner. This took it off in less than 5 minutes. the board was a good as new.

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