Cleaning the Surface of a SmartBoard
From the Smart website (http://www.smarttech.com/us/Support/Browse+Support/Support+Documents/KB1/077590)
Cleaning the Writing Surface
- Before you clean your SMART Board interactive whiteboard, shut down or disconnect the connected computer so that you don’t scramble desktop icons or inadvertently start programs when you wipe the screen.
- To view dirt or streaks more easily, set your projector to standby (lamp off mode).
- Erase dry-erase ink from the writing surface as soon as possible. The longer dry-erase ink remains, the more difficult it is to remove.
- Before using a cleaner, remove excess dry-erase ink residue from the writing surface with a damp cloth.
- Use an alcohol-free household glass cleaner, such as Windex glass cleaner, to clean the writing surface. Clean it at regular intervals or whenever you notice that the dry-erase ink remains on the screen after erasing.
- Do not spray cleaner directly onto the surface. Instead, lightly spray cleaner on a cloth, and then gently wipe the screen.
- Do not allow excess glass cleaner to flow into the crack between the lower frame and the writing surface, or into the pen tray recesses.
- If you can still see ink marks after cleaning the surface with Windex glass cleaner, use a dry-erase marker cleaner, such as Sanford Expo whiteboard cleaner.
- For stubborn stains, use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to clean the writing surface.
Additional information gleaned from the World Wide Web (the world’s largest collection of worthless and incorrect information):
- First try plain old water. Dampen a cloth (damp, not wet) and wipe the board. Don’t forget to clean the dust from under the pens.
- Use Expo white board cleaner or Ammonia Free Windex to clean your board. Spray the cleaner on a clean, soft cloth (never spray the board directly) and use to gently clean the board.
- Repeated use of Expo will leave a film on the board that will interfere with its functionality.