Does anyone besides me remember being allowed to stay after school to clean chalkboards? For those of you who don’t remember this, let me just say that cleaning chalkboard duty was considered an honored position in my elementary school. As a child, I never concerned myself with the best way to clean a chalkboard. Seasoning and cleaning chalkboards was one of those things that took place over the summer and did not concern me. However, today I know that there are those looking for chalkboard cleaning tips, and I am happy to supply them.
The Best Way to Clean a Chalkboard
Now back in the day, we washed down the chalkboard with plain water. Unfortunately, that is not the best method for cleaning chalkboards that you want to stay clean. Instead, use a soft dust cloth sprayed with a little furniture polish to clean the chalkboard. This method should clean your board without leaving any streaks.
Cleaning a Chalkboard without Spray
If you work with children or others who are allergic to furniture polish, try one of these chalkboard cleaning tips:
Dampen your dust cloth with a few drops of lemon oil and wipe the board with that. When you’re done, store the cloth in a sealed plastic bag until the next use.
Wash the board with a mixture of water and a little white vinegar. Store this in a spray bottle and use it every time you wash the board.
Purchase a specially formulated cleaning cloth from a teacher supply store.
Seasoning and Cleaning Chalkboards That Are New
Before using a brand new chalkboard, take a few minutes to color all over it with the long side of a piece of chalk. After you have completely covered the board, erase it with a clean eraser and you are good to go.Print This Article