How to Clean

How to Clean

Chalk Marker & Paint Marker Ink
From Your Chalkboard

from your chalkboard

Cleaning your chalkboard starts with understanding your ink type and the best products
to help you easily get your board clean and ready for your next project. 

Chalk Marker &
Paint Marker Ink

from your chalkboard

Cleaning your chalkboard starts with understanding your ink type and the best products
to help you easily get your board clean and ready for your next project.

Plata
Chalkboard Pens

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Our Chalk Pens

Pick Your Pen to Get the Best Results

Plata Chalkboards Chalk Marker for chalkboards to create water resistant chalkboard signs

Plata Chalk Markers
High pH Products

Plata original paint markers have black label and remove from the chalkboard with high pH like acids such as white vinegar or solvents like rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) or Acetone.

Plata Chalkboards Paint Pens for Painting Chalkboard Signs, Rocks, Stones and Glass

Plata Paint Pens
Low pH Products

Plata Paint pens have a transparent pen body and erase from the chalkboard with low pH bases like baking soda or Ammonia or solvents such as rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) or Acetone.

Our Pens
Plata Chalk Markers &
Paint Pens

Plata Chalkboards Chalk Marker for chalkboards to create water resistant chalkboard signs

Plata Chalk Markers
High pH Solutions

Plata original paint markers have black label and remove from the chalkboard with high pH like acids such as white vinegar or solvents like rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) or Acetone.

Plata Chalkboards Paint Pens for Painting Chalkboard Signs, Rocks, Stones and Glass

Plata Paint Pens
Low pH Solutions

Plata Paint pens have a transparent pen body and erase from the chalkboard with low pH bases like baking soda or Ammonia or solvents such as rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) or Acetone.

Products to Clean
Your Chalkboard

Products are listed in order of how quickly they work to dissolve the ink and ease of use. Plata Chalkboards have a high quality enamel finish which makes our chalkboards non-porous. If using a chalkboard from another manufacturer check a small area first. Always follow any safety precautions listed by the product manufacturer and never mix vinegar with any products that contain ammonia.

Cleaning Products
for Your Chalkboard

Products are listed in order of how quickly they work to dissolve the ink and ease of use. Plata Chalkboards have a high quality enamel finish which makes our chalkboards non-porous. If using a chalkboard from another manufacturer check a small area first. Always follow any safety precautions listed by the product manufacturer and never mix vinegar with any products that contain ammonia.

1. Combination Cleaning Solutions

      Removes both Chalk Marker & Paint Pen Ink 

Plata Chalk Markers

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1.
Combination
Cleaning Solutions

Removes both Chalk Marker & Paint Pen Ink

Plata Chalk Markers

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Cleaning Method & Solutions
Combination of Plata Chalk Markers & Paint Pens

Always follow any safety precautions listed by the product manufaturer. Never mix vinegar with products that contain ammonia.

  • Lysol®️ Disinfectant Spray | Coat your chalkboard with Lysol, let sit 1 minute then rub away design with damp Magic Eraser®️
  • 2:1 70-90% Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) & Baking Soda | Mix together in bowl then dip your Magic Eraser®️ in the solution and apply to the chalkboard. Let sit 5 minutes then rub away design with Magic Eraser®️.
  • 70-90% Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) | Cover your chalkboard design with the solution and let sit for 5 minutes before using Magic Eraser®️ to wipe away your chalkboard design.
  • Pinesol®️ Multisurface Cleaner |  Spread solution over your chalkboard and let sit 5 minutes. Use Magic Eraser®️ to wipe away design.

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2. Cleaning Solutions for Chalk Markers

Removes Original Plata Chalk Marker

Plata Chalk Markers

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2.
Cleaning Solutions for Chalk Markers

Removes Original Chalk Marker

Plata Chalk Markers

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Cleaning Method & Solutions
Combination of Plata Chalk Markers & Paint Pens

      Removes Plata Original Chalk Marker

  • Lysol®️ Disinfectant Spray | Coat your chalkboard with Lysol, let sit 1 minute then rub away design with damp Magic Eraser®️.
  • 50:50 Mixture White Vinegar & Rubbing Alcohol (70-90% Isopropyl Alcohol) | Apply mixture to chalkboard and rub with Magic Eraser®️. You can also replace Rubbing Alcohol with Vodka (Ethyl Alcohol)! 
  • 2:1 70-90% Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) & Baking Soda | Mix together in bowl then dip your Magic Eraser®️ in the solution and apply to the chalkboard. Let sit 5 minutes then rub away design with Magic Eraser®️. You can also replace Rubbing Alcohol with Vodka (Ethyl Alcohol)!
  • 5-6% Acidity White Vinegar | Apply vinegar to chalkboard and let sit 5 or more minutes until the ink dissolves. Heating the vinegar before application improves efficiency. Rub with Magic Eraser®️.

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3. Cleaning Solutions for Paint Pens

Removes Plata Paint Pen Ink

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Plata Chalk Markers

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3.
Cleaning Solutions for Paint Pens

Removes Paint Pen Ink

Plata Chalk Markers

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Plata Chalk Markers

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Cleaning Method & Solutions
Combination of Plata Chalk Markers & Paint Pens

      Removes both Chalk Marker & Paint Pen Ink

  • Lysol®️ Disinfectant Spray | Coat your chalkboard with Lysol, let sit 1 minute then rub away design with damp Magic Eraser®️
  • 20:2 Mixture Ammonia & Water | Apply mixture to chalkboard and rub with Magic Eraser®️.
  • 2:1 70-90% Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) & Baking Soda | Mix together in bowl then dip your Magic Eraser®️ in the solution and apply to the chalkboard. Let sit 5 minutes then rub away design with Magic Eraser®️. You can also replace Rubbing Alcohol with Vodka (Ethyl Alcohol)!
  • Windex®️ Multisurface Disinfectant Cleaner | Spray on board, let sit 5 minutes and clean chalkboard with Magic Eraser®️.
  • Windex®️ Original Window Cleaner | Spray on board, let sit 5 minutes, remove chalk ink with Magic Eraser®️.
  • 1:1 Mixture Baking Soda & Water | Mix together, using Magic Eraser®️ spread over your chalkboard design and let sit 5 or more minutes. Use Magic Eraser®️ to wipe away the paint.

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Our Tips
For Making Your Chalkboard Cleaning Quick & Easy

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Lysol®️ Disinfectant Spray 
The easiest way to getting your chalkboard clean is Lysol®️ Disinfectant Spray. It works quickly dissolves chalk marker and paint pen marks so you can get to creating your next sign.

No Eraser Sponge? Use a Toothbrush
An old toothbrush or a soft brush works great in a pinch when you are out of eraser sponges. 

Keep Your Chalkboard Clean   
The longer the chalk marker paint is on the chalkboard, the more difficult it may be to remove. Clean your chalkboard every two months for easy removal.

Wash Your Hands             
Always wash your hands after crafting and cleaning your chalkboard.

Our Tips
For Making Your Chalkboard Cleaning Quick & Easy

Image Product

Lysol®️ Disinfectant Spray 
The easiest way to getting your chalkboard clean is Lysol®️ Disinfectant Spray. It works quickly dissolves chalk marker and paint pen marks so you can get to creating your next sign.

No Eraser Sponge? Use a Toothbrush
An old toothbrush or a soft brush works great in a pinch when you are out of eraser sponges. 

Keep Your Chalkboard Clean   
The longer the chalk marker paint is on the chalkboard, the more difficult it may be to remove. Clean your chalkboard every two months for easy removal.

Wash Your Hands             
Always wash your hands after crafting and cleaning your chalkboard.

HOW TO

Clean Your Chalkboard

1

Add Solution

Add your solvent to the chalkboard, the longer you let it sit, the easier it will be to  remove.  
 

2

Rub with Eraser Sponge

Using a damp eraser sponge like Mr. Clean®️ or a generic version, rub away your design. Add more solvent if any stubborn spots remain.

3

Wipe with Soft Cloth

Wipe away the residue with a soft cloth. Avoid using paper towels since they tend to leave lint on the board. If your chalkboard looks hazy, like a film has been left behind, dip your rag in soapy dish detergent and wipe the chalkboard again and rinse with water.

How to clean a chalkboard sign with vinegar, rubbing alcohol, acetone or window cleaner and a magic eraser sponge

HOW TO

Clean Your Chalkboard

1

Add Solution

Add your solvent to the chalkboard, the longer you let it sit, the easier it will be to  remove.  
 

2

Rub with Eraser Sponge

Using a damp eraser sponge like Mr. Clean®️ or a generic version, rub away your design. Add more solvent if any stubborn spots remain.
 

3

Wipe with Soft Cloth

Wipe away the residue with a soft cloth. Avoid using paper towels since they tend to leave lint on the board. If your chalkboard looks hazy, like a film has been left behind, dip your rag in soapy dish detergent and wipe the chalkboard again and rinse with water.

How to clean a chalkboard sign with vinegar, rubbing alcohol, acetone or window cleaner and a magic eraser sponge

Need Inspiration?

Scroll through these amazing signs sent to us by our creative customers
or visit our page of customer pictures page!

Need Inspiration?

Scroll through some of the amazing signs sent to us by our creative customers or visit our page of customer pictures page!

Do you still have questions?
We are here to help!

Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help the very best we can.

Do you still have questions? We are here to help!

Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help the best we can.
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