Friday, September 28, 2012
Cleaning Liquid Chalks off a Chalkboard
I was one of those teenagers who had quotes from songs and books all over her room. I am no longer a teenager, but I still have favorite quotes that swim around in my head. We recently remodeled our kitchen and I wanted a chalkboard on our pantry door, not for shopping lists~ but for words I love.
I got the chalkboard and bought some liquid chalks (because I think they look nicer and I liked the bright colors).
I loved it!!! Until it came time to clean it... (Ehhh!)
I tried cloth (awful), water (not much better) and then I tried google.
No one had any great ideas to clean liquid chalk off chalkboards.
I found everything from using lemon juice, Dawn detergent, ammonia, vinegar...
AND I TRIED IT ALL!
Nothing worked and I was so upset.
Then I saw they sold a special "liquid chalk remover" on Amazon and when I read the comments someone said, "Don't bother! Just use Windex. Same ingredients!"
I was so excited because now that I use just soap and water to clean my windows, I had PLENTY of Windex, just sitting in my cleaning closet.
I tried it.
It wasn't wonderful, but at least it got it off. I had to use some pressure but I did get the vibrant colors off. You could still see it though, so I thought perhaps I should use some chalk the way one would to 'prime' a chalkboard.
I let it sit for a while... and prayed some...
Then got the Windex back out and...
So now I can "Write On"
and not be afraid it will stay on!