Whiteboard Tape for dividing space

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  1. ILoveGrammar

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    Where can I buy colored tape (preferably blue or black) to use to divide my very large whiteboards? I have looked around, but cannot seem to find any. Surely, this product is made! I would use electrical tape, but I am afraid it might leave a residue that I cannot remove.
    Any ideas or alternatives?
    thank you!
     
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  3. teacherpippi

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    What about painters' tape?
     
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    Yep, I've seen lots of teachers use the ble painter's tape. They say it doesn't leave the residue.
     
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    I used electrical tape (black). Should be able to find it at any hardware store.
     
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    I was going to say painters tape also it doesn't leave any gunk behind. I love it. As far as electrical tape it does leave a light gunk on the board and its hard to remove without making more of a mess with the cleaner it can make your erase markers drain easier or not write the way they need to and the board can be harder to clean.
     
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    Electrical tape doesn't leave any residue on my board. There is a slight outline left when I remove the tape, but water or Windex takes it right off with zero elbow grease.

    I'll be using electrical tape again this year on my own boards.
     
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    I used electrical tape last year. I took it off before I left for the summer and didn't find any residue after my board was cleaned when I came back.
     
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    I used bulletin board border (trimmed off the wavy edge so it was a thin line) and taped it only at the top and bottom.
     
  10. ILoveGrammar

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    Thanks for the good ideas everyone. I will try the painter's tape and see how it lasts. Maybe I will do a small piece of electrical tape and see how it comes off later.
    KU Alum - I really like the board trimmer idea. I may use that for temporary dividers. Thanks!!!
     
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    We have a problem with ours because the air can only be run when we come in room in morning and turn it off when we leave for some reason everyone in ours building has a time with it. It was high 90 and 100 heat index and the boards did not like the tape.
    Glad it worked out for alot of you and works for you.
     
  12. Mrs. K.

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    I usually make dividers with a Vis-a-vis marker. It last pretty well as long as you don't use the board cleaner or write over it with dry erase marker.
     
  13. daizie75

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    I have no problem with electrical tape and it comes in many colors. You can get it at Lowe's or Home Depot. I bought a variety pack last year. I actually prefer to use black because when you erase the dry erase markers smears on the colored tape. It only looks good for a week.
     
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    Mardel's has rolls of tape that work fantastically on white boards. It comes in two roll sizes and various colors -- blue, red, yellow, etc. Their tape is definitely not electicians' tape.
     
  15. Caesar753

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    I've never even heard of Mardel's.
     
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    Ditto on the electrical tape-I love all the colors!

    A little goo gone will get off any residue.
     

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