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Remove Tape Residue from Dry Erase Board

Our dry erase board use to be used for employee schedules. They used black electrical tape (at least 4 years ago) to create a grid. I recently removed all of the tape and there is a black residue left. I need to know what I can use to safely clean this board to remove that residue. We don't want to spend money on a new one if we can salvage this one.

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Rene

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September 3, 20093 found this helpful
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I bought a 4'x6' dry erase board for 40 bucks because the owner gave up trying to clean the tape residue that was on it for years. I came on this forum and read what I can use to clean it. I used Mr.Clean multi-surface - fail. I used Tilex - fail. I used alcohol (50%) - fail, I used the Magic Eraser - works but is way too much work and rubs off surface. I used shaving cream - fail. I used Windex - fail. I called my mom to pick up Goo Gone from the hardware store, but before she came home I read that someone tried Pam cooking spray. I tried it and was shocked beyond belief that after 30 seconds the residue looses and can be wiped off clean. Not even a lot of elbow grease is needed. After 10 minutes of cleaning, I buffed in the excess Pam into the board and it shined white as snow and good as new and gave it that nice finish that makes wiping off dry-erase marker a snap. I'm looking at it right now and still can believe I bought this board for only 40 bucks.

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November 21, 20170 found this helpful

Have a 4x8 magnetic dry erase board that had permanent marker and sticky residue from double backed tape used to attach document holders to the board.

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A product called 'Expo White Board Care' did the trick. This product quickly removed the permanent marker and I was able to sit the board horizontally, spray on the product to the area with the adhesive residue and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Used a putty knife and the residue came off in a snap; very few calories burned to save a nice board!

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March 23, 20180 found this helpful

I didn't have any type of 'oil' so I tried honey and it worked! Then cleaned it with the dry erase spray and GONE!

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February 7, 20102 found this helpful
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The spray on Pam worked great! I used Wal-Marts non stick spray and my white board is good as new! Great tip!

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Anonymous
January 1, 20170 found this helpful

Works perfectly!!

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

Works perfectly!!

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February 26, 20180 found this helpful

any cooking spray works

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June 23, 20100 found this helpful
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Thinking Pam is essentially vegetable oil, and not having any Pam, I tried some vegetable oil on a napkin. Worked like a charm. Thanks!

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Anonymous
November 14, 20150 found this helpful
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Vegetable oil and Canola oil work great! The sticky residue slid right off!

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Anonymous
January 29, 20160 found this helpful
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So I tried a list of things before it actually worked
Magic Eraser - Rubbed way too hard and left a scratch in the board

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Nail Polish Remover - Did Nothing
Windex - Nothing
All Purpose Cleaner - Nothing
Body Oil - It was some Nuetrogena that I had on hand. Came off in 2 seconds.
I put a little bit on a cotton ball and it came right up. Then I cleaned the board with Windex to get the oil off. Looks great, works fine again.

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Anonymous
December 15, 20160 found this helpful
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You are going to laugh but I just got it off with peanut butter, I remember that it works on gun so I tried it on my 3 year old granddaughters white board and it was so easy a 3 year old did it

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February 18, 20050 found this helpful

I don't know if this will work without doing damage to your dry erase board ,but I'm pretty sure "GOO GONE" will take the tape residue off. Try a small place in a corner first. Wipe off the Goo Gone with a drop or two of liquid dish soap and warm water. Rinse well and DRY with soft cloth Good Luck. GG Vi

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February 19, 20050 found this helpful

You also might try WD-40. I know it takes off sticky labels, and it doesn't seem like it would hurt a dry-erase board.

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February 19, 20050 found this helpful

OOPS or GOO-Gone, or nailpolish remover.

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By Donna (Guest Post)
February 22, 20050 found this helpful

Maybe you would have luck with the MR Clean Magic Eraser. I LOVE THAT PRODUCT. if you havent tried it, check it out.

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By Ann (Guest Post)
February 23, 20050 found this helpful

WD-40 will work.

Does anyone know what exactly is in WD-40? I've read lists of dozens of things that it can be used for but I hesitate to use it because I really don't like using chemicals in my home.

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Thanks for any info you might have.

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By walker (Guest Post)
February 23, 20050 found this helpful

try rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Sometimes it takes a little elbow grease. Or use the product Goo Be Gone.

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February 24, 20050 found this helpful

To remove sticky residue from labels, etc. we use baby oil, which is mineral oil on a tissue or rag. Never used it on a dry erase board...you would have to clean off the oil with at least soap/water b/4 writing on it.

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By Zubrin (Guest Post)
March 21, 20060 found this helpful

Use windex and it works, better than "goo gone".

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By Shane (Guest Post)
January 10, 20080 found this helpful

BTW, I was just using WD-40 (it did not get the tape residue off) and the bottle says harmful or fatal if swallowed and that it contains petroleum distillates. Based on that I would follow the precautions listed on the bottle.

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By Claire (Guest Post)
February 6, 20080 found this helpful

Yeah nail polish remover works with a little elbow grease...good luck!

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May 9, 20080 found this helpful

I am trying to get tape off of my dry erase board. I have a lot to get off and I've tried rubbing alcohol which doesn't work. I am trying the Mr.Clean magic eraser and it works when you rub really hard, but the magic eraser really tears (crumbles) apart.

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If I continue with this method, I think it will use about 3 erasers. It sounds as though goo gone will work (but i don't have any)....I think i'll try baby oil and see if that works.

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By Bill U (Guest Post)
October 31, 20080 found this helpful

Peel the tape off as best you can and spray the remaining sticky goo with De-Solv-it (available in the household cleaning products at Wal-Mart). Allow to soak for a short time and rub with a soft cloth.

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June 23, 20100 found this helpful

Oh, by the way, WD-40 is not fish oil. It's just another petroleum based solvent. Check it out on snopes.com and don't spray it on yourself.

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Anonymous
January 25, 20160 found this helpful

I used lemon Pledge - and while my issue was weird tape (not electrical) that was applied to make a grid on the board and the cleaning solution caused it to calcify and become brittle, the Pledge did a great job 'moisturizing' the tape and getting most of it off without resorting to finger nails. I used regular cleaning solution to take the Pledge residue off, so it works okay.

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Anonymous
February 21, 20170 found this helpful

Toothpaste also works! It's abrasive enough to remove the adhesive but not so abrasive it strips the board of its erasable coating

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April 7, 20170 found this helpful

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