Will duct tape ruin a whiteboard when I remove it at year's end?

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    I saw some neat patterned duct tape and I want to section off my board into a homework and morning message section. Does anyone know if it will come off cleanly in June?
     
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    I would think that it is probably going to ruin it but I did it anyway. I used a zebra pattern duct tape around the outside of my whiteboard. My boards are actually trashed already so I figured a little duct tape was not going to hurt it. Someone had glued letters to my whiteboard and I was able to get it off with lots of scrubbing and lots of Goo B Gone so I figured that if worse came to worse I can do the same with the duct tape.
     
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    I would be cautious with duct tape--it's really a sticky adhesive. Electrical tape is much easier to remove.
     
  5. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Use electrical tape-- it has a different sticky material on it and I love using it to divide up my chalkboard or tables when I have to. Electrical tape won't be as thick but you won't have a mess at the end of the year.
     
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    You might also try that blue painters tape. We use that on our walls so it won't take the paint off. It does well on rugs, too.
     
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    The only thing bad about the painter's tape is that it absorbs the marker residue easily. If you accidentally touch the tape with your eraser while erasing, you'll leave an ugly smudge on the tape that won't go away. After a couple of weeks it always starts to look really dingy and dirty.
     
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    Have you tried Mavalus tape? I can only find it in the teacher shop in town, but today when I went in there was quite a few new patterns and colors. The advertisement stated that it was safe on white board and even interactive white boards.
     
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    I sticky-tacked fun bulletin borders on my white board to make sections. Really easy to take off at the end of the year :)
     
  11. The Fonz

    The Fonz Math teacher (for now...)

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    YES!

    that's what I use!
     
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    Why do you need to use it on the whiteboards? What do you section the boards off for? Couldn't you just make posters for the info or does it need to be changed often? I am asking because I almost did this last year but was afraid of ruining the board and found that I did ok without sectioning, but maybe it would help me to use it. Does someone have a picture how they use it? Thanks.
     
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    Mavalous or electrical tape would be best.
     
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    I taped off one end of my board and then cut that in half horizontally with another strip of tape. I have my standards and objectives written in the top section and HW is written in the bottom section. I used the colored electric (plastic) tape. Have removed/replaced it after several years because it finally looked grungy and never had a problem.
     

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