SS Combines

Cleaning Boards

Daily Care and Maintenance
The same procedure is used to clean both chalkboards and markerboards.

  • For the initial cleaning, wipe your board with a clean cloth moistened by a liquid cleanser.
  • Rinse with clear water. This step is simple but very important.
  • Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • If your board is used daily, the cleaning should be performed at least 2 to 3 times a week. More thorough cleaning may be required if writing is left on the board for more than 2 days.

Removing Crayon and Tape
The same procedure is used to remove both crayon and tape.

  • Dampen a clean, dry cloth with water.
  • Apply a small amount of non-abrasive cleanser, such as SoftScrub without bleach, onto the cloth. Use less for chalkboard surfaces. For best results follow non-abrasive cleaner manufacturers instructions found on the product label..
  • Begin cleaning a small, manageable area using a back and forth horizontal motion. Use gentle pressure as if you were cleaning a window.
  • Wipe off all residues with a dry cloth.
  • Rinse well with clear water. Please note that the rinsing and drying steps are very important.
  • Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • Follow the same procedure for the remainder of the board.

Removing Permanent Marker

  • Moisten a clean, dry cloth with isopropyl alcohol. Use less alcohol for chalkboards.
  • Wipe the board in a circular motion to loosen marker residue.
  • Rinse with clear water.
  • Dry the board with a clean cloth.
  • Repeat these steps as often as necessary to remove all residues.

Surface Scratch Test
You may perform this simple scratch test to see if your board is made of SSCombine Ceramicsteel:

  • Using a sharp object such as a key, scratch a small, hidden area of your board.
  • If your board did not scratch, congratulations, you have a SSCombine product. A painted surface board is easily damaged, but a SSCombine Ceramicsteel board resists scratching. If a scratch does appear you may want to contact your local ceramicsteel board dealer.