Installing White Tile Board to Chalkboards

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  1. Unregistered

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    Jul 30, 2003

    I recently purchased white tile board for some of our teachers to replace their chalkboards. We have them cut and ready to put them over the boards. What is the best way to secure the tile board?
     
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  3. czacza

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    I'm sure if you checked at Home Depot or Lowes- one of those big kind of hardware stores with the helpful people- they would know.
     
  4. Unregistered

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    Jul 30, 2003

    Unfortunately, the people at the store were no help. Someone suggested Liquid Nails but if we ever need to change the board it may tear up the original chalkboard. Any advice
     
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    how about velcro or double sided tape? if you change them you may need to get the "sticky stuff" off the board but it won't leave any permenant damage.
     
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    I think whatever you use has to be secure, the board will probably not be useable as a chalkboard again. Oh, may-be you could drill holes and attached with screw along the edge--or remove the chalkboards and screw new ones to the wall.
     
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    How about holding the white board up against the chalkboard and then nailing a piece of molding around the edge- a wide piece of molding should give you enough room to act as a 'frame' holding the white board in place.
     
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    metal clamp

    Attach the clamp to the top of the new board you want to install. The other end of the clamp gets screwed into the wall. The clamp is almost shaped like a 'h'. the board fits in (under the n and gets a screw in the front of the n) The wall gets the l part screwed into it. I can picture what you need, can draw and describe what you need but havent a clue what its called! Its only a single peice that requires two screws and you should probably mount one every 12 inches to make it secure. Depending on how big the board is, you will know how many to buy. Also, you should probably use an 'anchor' also. good luck!
     
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    I was also thinking about doing this. I had my tile board cut into individual boards for the kids, which worked great, except they do not erase as well as white boards. Depending on the marker brand, color, and how long the words had been left on, the boards sometimes needed to be scrubbed HARD and you can still see the writing lightly.

    Anyone else experienced this? What markers are best? I don't want to install this and then have it be unusable by October, lol!

    BTW, as far as installation, I was thinking of setting mine on the chalk ledge, so I could take it down and use the board for it's magentic surface if I wanted, or to hide material during a test. Don't know if that would work, though, just a thought...
     
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    When they put the first white boards up in my room they screwed plywood over the chalkboard first and then screwed the white board to that (so that it would be stable). Unfortunately they also superglued (or some other adhesive that won't come off) the white board to the plywood. Now that I need to replace it we'll just have to put the new white board on top of the old white board. So don't do that! :rolleyes:

    Christy
     
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    Lestoil is a good cleaner- cheaper than 'whiteboard' cleaner!!
     

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