Dry erase markers on laminated posters

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  1. Jenny G

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    I have seen other teachers use dry erase markers on laminated posters. How easy does this come off at the end of the year?

    I was thinking of using it on a birthday chart but I'm not sure the writing will last all year or that it will come off at the end.
     
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    Check the poster: some of the laminated posters (such as academic year calendars) do better with wet-erase overhead markers than with dry-erase markers.
     
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    I've had more success with overhead markers than dry-erase on laminated things.
     
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    Dixon sold a nice set of eight colored wet-erase water-based markers a few years ago; you might check catalogs or online. The one disadvantage is that they fade in sunlight. But the smell's much, much less irritating.
     
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    In my experience the longer the marker stays on the harder it is to come off. I used a laminated page of chart paper for my morning message and if I left it on there for more than a day it was really hard to erase.
     
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    If you are writing with dry erase on laminated papers...dont leave on for very long. I left it on for about 2 hours, and it was VERY hard to get off. I would use wet erase. It stays until you wet it, and when you do wet it...it comes right off!
     
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    I used wet wipes to erase all things written with dry erase and those worked great.
     
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    Okay - wet erase was what I meant. As soon as I read the replies, I remembered that was what was used.

    So, I'll pose the same question - How hard is it to remove wet erase marker at the end of the year from self-laminated posters? I know it's hard to get it off of transparencies months later.
     
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    As others have replied, it removes very easily. I use wet wipes, too.
     
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    Probably depends on exactly what you use for laminating, but I'd guess it shouldn't be a major problem. Transparencies pose a somewhat different set of challenges: for one thing, they're being cooked, if you think about it, and heat does have a way of setting stains, no?
     
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    I recently discovered that it is REALLY easy to get permanent marker (eg. Sharpies) off of laminated posters (that I laminated in the teacher workroom) with just that EXPO spray. [and sharpie doesn't smear off when you write with it]

    I think it's easier to get sharpie marker off that way getting dry erase marker off. I'm not sure about extreme long term use. The longest I've gone is 3 months, so I don't trust it too much... yet.
     
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    I write on laminated posters all the time with dry erase markers. The expo spray works well, but I also use canned hairspray to get markers off laminated posters. It works really well.
     
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    Okay I take back what I said about the permanent marker thing. Apparantly it's really hard to take permanent marker off of "old" laminated things, unless you write over the permanent marker with a new permanent marker and then wipe the whole thing off with nail polish remover....
    I guess dry erase markers would be the better option:)
     
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    When my kids mistakenly use a sharpie instead of an overhead marker on my laminated stuff, I take an Expo dry erase marker and scribble over the sharpie markings. Then, I just wipe off with a dry cloth. Don't know why it works, but it does! :)
     
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    I've always used window cleaner to get old dry erase (or old wet erase) marks off. You have to wipe it off before it drips to the floor though.. :)
     
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    I use sharpie markers and it comes off very easy with nail polish remover.
     
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    Sometimes I have gotten permanent sharpie marks on laminated stuff by using nail polish remover,or rubbing alcohol. I also found that using hand sanitizer works too ( guess it is the alcohol in it) and also those magic erasers work REALLY well to take permanent marker and dry erase marker!
     
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    Magic Erasers all the way!!! They take everything off of everything.
     
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    I use Sharpie markers, go over it with a dry erase marker,and it wipes right off!! Also... Lysol works too with FELT! Something about using FELT material.
     

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