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IdeaPaint Usage Guide Quick Tips
Expo Dry Erase Marker Guide

BEST PRACTICES

ERASE: On a daily basis, erase IdeaPaint surfaces with IdeaPaint ERASE microfiber cloths or standard dry erase erasers. Cloths should be washed and erasers should be replaced on a regular basis.

CLEAN: Because marker ink solvents naturally build up a residual film over time, it is recommended that the entire IdeaPaint surface be thoroughly cleaned every month. Use IdeaPaint CLEANER or any standard dry erase spray to restore and extend the life of the IdeaPaint surface.

Do NOT use non-dry erase cleaners, like Windex or Clorox, on IdeaPaint surfaces.


REMOVING STUBBORN INK SPOTS

When dry erase ink has been on a surface for an extended period of time, some spots may harden and become difficult to erase. To remove stubborn ink spots, dampen a microfiber cloth with water or use IdeaPaint CLEANER


RECOMMENDED MARKERS

IdeaPaint WRITE and most Expo-branded markers are recommended for use on IdeaPaint surfaces.

Because new marker brands and formulas are continuously made available in the market, it is recommended to test the erasability of any ink in a small area.


REPAIRING IDEAPAINT SURFACE IF A PERMANENT MARKER WAS USED

IdeaPaint is a dry erase surface, so permanent markers should not be used. However, if a permanent marker is accidentally used, try to remove with the following process:

  1. Trace over the mark several times with an IdeaPaint WRITE or Expo Bold dry erase marker, completely covering the permanent marks.
  2. Use a clean microfiber cloth and dry erase cleaner to remove.

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