Most whiteboards are cleaned every day after a long day of being used, but have you ever thought about where all that ink goes? It is also important to remember to clean the whiteboard eraser on occasion. Most erasers are made from a spongy foam, chenille or felt, which can make them more difficult to clean.
If, however, your whiteboard eraser has never been cleaned or it is particularly dusty, a deeper clean may be required. After brushing off all the lose dust, mix a small amount of a mild detergent with water. Use the soft bristled brush, dipped in the water, to gently scrub the surface, working from top to bottom again but this time in circular motions. Be sure to rinse the eraser with cold water when you’re finished.
To dry the whiteboard eraser, press the felt or sponge side onto a cloth or stack of paper towels to remove the excess water. Do this several times to ensure you remove as much water as possible. Then allow the eraser to air dry completely before whiteboard use.
Cleaning your whiteboard erasers to help them last longer is a relatively quick and simply process – just be sure to refrain from using harsh chemicals and warm water on the felt or sponge. Remember to only clean the eraser every now and then and you won’t have to replace them anywhere near as often.