A Student Doing a Math Equation On a PolyVision CermaicSteel Black Chalkboard Surface

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CLEANING, CARE + MAINTENANCE OF YOUR CHALKBOARD SURFACE

PolyVision e3 CeramicSteel chalkboard surfaces combine an excellent erasability with wear resistance, durability and product lifetime warranty. Our smooth matte finish chalk surfaces will not leave “ghosting” and yield less chalk dust for a cleaner, healthier environment. Proper use and maintenance will keep your board looking like new.

First use of e3 CeramicSteel chalkboards
  1. If present, remove the protective film.
  2. Chalk the entire surface using the long side of the chalk.
  3. Erase the board with a latex or felt eraser. Keep the erasers dry and clean them regularly.
  4. Clean the surface with clear, warm water. (Use 5% Extran MA 02 or phosphate-containing cleaner in water and rub well with a kitchen sponge when necessary.)
  5. Rinse well with clear water and strip/wipe the surface with a good window stripper/squeegee. Allow the surface to dry completely before use. Repeat daily.

General cleaning instructions for e3 chalkboard
  1. Erase the board with a latex or felt eraser. Keep the erasers dry and clean them regularly.
  2. Clean the surface with clear, warm water. (Use 5% Extran MA 02 or phosphate-containing cleaner in water and rub well with a kitchen sponge when necessary.)
  3. Rinse well with clear water and strip/wipe the surface with a good window stripper/squeegee. Allow the surface to dry completely before use. Repeat daily.
Removing metal scratches or stubborn residue
  1. Clean the surface with clear, 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 clear water and strip/wipe the surface with a good window stripper/squeegee. Allow the surface to dry completely before use. Repeat daily.
Surface scratch test

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.

Recommended Accessories

PolyVision recommends using white “champagne” chalk (without a wax surface).