CeramicSteel Cleaning + Care

With proper use and maintenance, your CeramicSteel surface will look like new for years. We have developed a step-by-step whiteboard and chalkboard maintenance, cleaning and care guide to ensure you have the best experience with our surfaces and can use them for a lifetime.

Cleaning for Collaborative Worktools and Writing Surfaces

 

Cleaning for First Use

  1. If present, remove the protective film.
  2. Wipe board with a clean cloth moistened with a high-quality whiteboard cleaner.
  3. Wipe surface dry with a clean cloth.

 

Cleaning for First Use

  1. If present, remove the protective film.
  2. Chalk the surface using the long side of the chalk.
  3. Erase the board with a latex or felt eraser.
  4. Keep the erasers dry and clean.
  5. Clean the surface with clean, warm water.
  6. Rinse well with clean water and strip/wipe the surface with a good window stripper/squeegee.
  7. Allow the surface to dry before use.

 

General Cleaning + Maintenance

Daily:

  1. Wipe surface with a clean cloth moistened with warm water.
  2. Wipe surface dry with a clean cloth.

Weekly:

  1. Wipe surface with a clean cloth moistened with a high-quality whiteboard cleaner. Note: Using a non-appropriate cleaner may result in poor dry erasability due to the build-up of residues from the cleaner on the surface.
  2. Wipe surface dry with a clean cloth.
  3. Surfaces used moderately should be cleaned two to three times per week. Surfaces used more intensely may require daily cleaning.

 

General Cleaning + Maintenance

  1. Erase the board with a latex or felt eraser. Keep the erasers dry and clean them regularly.
  2. Clean the surface with clean, warm water.
  3. Rinse well with clean water and strip/wipe the surface with a good window stripper/squeegee. Allow the surface to dry completely before use.

Note: Boards used moderately should be cleaned two to three times a week. Boards used more intensely may require daily cleaning.

 

Removing Markings + Residue

  1. Moisten a clean, dry cloth with water.
  2. Apply a small amount of an abrasive cleanser to the cloth.
    Note: For best results, follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the label.
  3. Working in small sections, clean the area using a back-and-forth motion with gentle pressure.
  4. Wipe off all residue with a dry cloth.
  5. Soap residues on the surface will result in decreased dry erasability. Rinse well with clean water and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  6. To quickly and easily remove permanent marker, write over the top of the writing with a dry-erase marker. Then, simply erase. In most cases, this will remove the marker.

 

Removing Markings + Residue

  1. Clean the surface with clean, warm water. (Use 5% Extran MA 02 or phosphate-containing cleaner in water and rub well with a kitchen sponge when necessary.)
  2. Rinse well with clean water and strip/wipe the surface with a good window stripper/squeegee. Allow the surface to dry completely before use.

To determine if your board’s surface is PolyVision’s e3 CeramicSteel, scratch a small, hidden area of the board with a sharp object, such as a key. PolyVision e3 surfaces resist this test, while painted surfaces are easily scratched and damaged.


Architectural Surfaces + Panels

a3 CeramicSteel used for architectural surfaces and panels requires no regular maintenance.

The surface can be cleaned with a medium to strong detergent solution which can be spray applied. Glass cleaning products containing ammonia work very well on the surface. The surface can be scrubbed clean using scrubbing brushes. All detergent washings should be followed with a clean water rinse.

The a3 CeramicSteel surface is Class A (ISO 28706-1) acid resistant. Care should be taken when using caustic or acid based solutions. Examples of materials that should be clear water rinsed immediately would be those containing high concentrations of nitric, sulfuric or hydrochloric acids. Prolonged exposure to these materials will not penetrate the surface, but may cause permanent etching (dulling) of the surface.

Attention: Be sure to read and follow all manufacturers’ labels for the materials used during care/cleaning procedures. Always work in a well ventilated area and use proper equipment such as protective clothing, eye protection, gloves and respirators.