Care for Dry Erase Lamination

On all our Dry Erase products we apply a laminate directly to the face of the board, making the entire face Dry Erase capable. The dry erase lamination allows you to re-use your Big Check or Thermometer over and over. Your lamination can last a long time with proper use and care.

Recommended Dry Erase Markers

Here's a list of recommended brands for Dry Erase Markers, you can also use Wet Erase and Liquid Chalk Markers on your dry erase lamination.

  • Avery Marks-a-lot
  • Expo Scents
  • Expo Bold Colors
  • Expo Regular

You can use other brands of dry erase markers, however, we recommend testing the marker on a small area before using.

General Cleaning & Care

Our dry erase lamination does not have a top coating, keeping that in mind, cleaning your dry erase lamination board is critical to it's longevity. Regular cleaning will remove any chemical build-up associated with repeated use of dry erase markers. 

We highly recommend using a microfiber or soft cloth to wipe down the dry erase board. This should be done after each use of your Dry Erase Check/Thermometer.

NOTE: Make sure the marker ink is fully dried before attempting to wipe it off. If the ink is wiped before it dries it can cause ink smudging that can be hard to remove.

Cleaning the Surface

Start by using a damp soft cloth free from debris that could potentially scratch the surface. Dampen it with water. Wipe down the entire surface and allow to fully dry before using again.

Removing Stubborn Ink

Sometimes the dry erase ink can be pretty stubborn and it's recommended to use Rubbing Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol (70% or better) or a non-abrasive mild soap to clean the ink. Dampen a cloth with the cleaner and gently wipe down the board until the marker is fully removed.

DO NOT USE any harsh chemicals, abrasives, or scoring pads to clean the dry erase lamination as it could permanently damage the films surface.

Removing Ghosting Areas

If you have any "ghosting" of the dry erase ink, you can use the dry erase marker itself to remove the ghosting. Simply draw over the ghosted area, allow the maker to fully dry and then wipe off with a soft cloth. If that does not remove the ghosting you may have to use Rubbing Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol or a non-abrasive mild soap to help remove the stubborn ghosted area.

Storing your Dry Erase Check/Thermometer

DO NOT leave dry erase ink on your dry erase lamination for long term! If ink is left on the lamination for long periods of time it may permanently stain the lamination, causing you to have to replace your Big Check or Thermometer. After each use, make sure to wipe the dry erase marker off the entire surface of the lamination before storing it away for later.


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