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Using Car Wax on Printed Dry Erase Vinyl
Ghosting on dry erase boards is usually the rule, not the exception. If you want your dry erase board to look good years from now with minimal ghosting, you have to condition the surface and use the right markers. I have used EZ Erase Film on my refrigerator for two years. The surface is as white today as when I applied it. In fact, it is brighter white than the refrigerator.
Condition the surface by applying Rain-X Fast Wax Liquid Formula to the entire surface of the dry erase board, using a cotton rag. (Rain-X Fast Wax is available at hardware stores). The Rain-X Fast Wax forms a protective barrier between the surface of the EZ Erase dry erase vinyl and the ink of the dry erase pens. After waxing the surface, I recommend writing on EZ Erase vinyl with the Quarter Eduraglide pens.
To clean off the writing on EZ Erase vinyl, squirt a little Rain-X Fast Wax on a cotton cloth. (See photo below)
With Rain-X Fast Wax the writing wipes right off leaving no telltale ghosting. (See the photo below) I can't promise you that EZ Erase will never ghost. I don't know of any dry erase boards that don't show ghosting or signs of aging after years of use. I can only report on the results that I have experiences and recommend that you try.
This article was written by Jim Hingst, Business Development Manager-Technology for RTape Corp. and posted on Hingst Sign Post.