Most of the time, there is no need to buy a new dry-erase board just because it has already developed films of smeared inks that appear to be hard to remove. Apart from considering the cost of the dry-erase board, not to mention its being expensive, another thing that hinders a lot of people from buying a new one is the need for thorough labor just to have a new surface to write on. The best actions that can be taken to deal with this problem is knowing how to resurface a dry-erase board. Restoring the writing surface while maintaining the existing marker trays and frame is all you need to do.
- Get the necessary materials ready. For this task, you have to ready the necessary materials: cleaning supplies, hand-held roller, porcelain skin (most preferably 1/4-inch thick), and ruler.
- Take the measurement of the dimensions of the board. Using your ruler or any other measuring devices, take the measurement of the dimensions of the dry-eraser board. Make sure that you have sufficient supply of porcelain skin that can be utilized for this task.
- Clean the old board. Using any regular spray cleaner, wipe down the old dry-erase board. You need to clean it not to erase the ink residue but to guarantee the proper adherence of the board to the new skin.
- Peel the adhesive off the new porcelain skin. Inspect the porcelain skin that you are going to use. You will notice the adhesive backing on it. This must be peeled off as carefully as possible. On doing so, you might find it tough to get rid of the adhesive. With gentle and care, you can work on it in no time.
- Set the new porcelain skin. Start in one of the top corners of the board. Set the new porcelain skin in it. Roughly press that part of the skin and work on the rest of the surface of the old dry-erase board.
- Roll the hand-held roller. In order to make the porcelain skin stick to the board smoothly, you have to utilize the hand-held roller. Take your time on doing this to avoid trapping any air pockets. Once you are satisfied with how the dry-erase board is resurfaced, it is all set to be written on again.
- Consider other options. You may also go for alternative solutions on resurfacing a dry-erase board. There are products that can be peeled and set on the surface of the board to erase the residue and have the board resurfaced effortlessly. For larger boards, there are factory-tailored porcelain steel dry erase panels that are specifically cut based on the measurement of the existing frame.
Also, there are magnetic dry erase surface laminated to an MDF substrate. MDF refers to medium density fiberboard. This means it neither reacts harshly nor lowly to moisture. Installation of this kind of remedy to old board begins by having initial drilling of the holes for the trim. Simply put, it is all up to you on how you want the board to be resurfaced.