ASI Visual Display Products, Chalkboards
Product Care & Maintenance
All ASI products are designed and manufactured to high quality standards to ensure many years of satisfactory service. To assure long life and beauty, products should be cleaned, protected, and maintained as described below. Maintenance methods varying from the below may forfeit any user/owner claims to warranty.
All new chalkboards and newly washed chalkboards must be chalked in before being put into use. Thoroughly chalk entire surface of the board with the side of a stick of white chalk. With a clean felt eraser, rub chalk into the surface of the board. Bear down on the eraser. Wipe off excess chalk with a soft cloth. The surface is now ready to receive chalk marks. The surface of this chalkboard is such that the longer it is used, the easier it will be to write on and erase.
CHALK AND ERASERS
Use only a soft or medium grade dustless chalk. Avoid hard chalk, as the high binder or glue content may damage the writing surface. We recommend only pure white chalk made with a minimum of binder. Avoid colored chalks as these often contain wax and grease, and can prove difficult to erase. We recommend using only soft felt erasers.
Always erase chalkboards with a soft, clean felt eraser. Occasionally, depending on usage and the amount of dust and foreign matter left on the boards, the surface should be washed with a household cleanser, for example Comet®, Old Dutch®, etc. Rinse with clear water - change the water frequently. Should paint, hair oil, wax crayon, or other foreign matter get on the surface, naptha or lacquer thinner may be used to remove these spots.
Never use commercial chalkboard cleaners or lemon oil as a cleaner.