Use only markers that are designed for use on erasable markerboard surfaces. Dry erase writing can be removed with “white board” eraser or a clean dry micro cloth. Formica® Brand dry erase markerboard laminate may be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent.

Shadows and ghosting may be removed with markerboard cleaner, and conditioner designed specifically for dry erase surfaces.

Do not polish or wax the surface. If in doubt about the suitability of a particular cleaner or detergent, check with its manufacturer.


Use of abrasive cleaners, powders, scouring pads, steel wool, sandpaper, etc., will damage the finish and permanently reduce the performance of the decorative dry erase markerboard surface. Acid or alkaline-based cleaners, compounds, etc., will mar, etch, corrode, and permanently discolor the decorative surface of laminate, severely affecting the appearance and performance. Never use these materials on the dry erase markerboard laminate, nor allow containers, rags, etc., contaminated with them to contact the surface.

Accidental spills or splatters from these harsh materials should be wiped off immediately, and the area cleaned thoroughly with a damp cloth; however, a reduction in performance properties may occur.

Harsh Materials Include: Drain cleaners, rust removers, coffee pot cleaners, metal cleaners, ceramic cook-top cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, chlorine, bleach, oven cleaners, some “countertop cleaners”, disinfectants, toilet bowl cleaners, lime, mildew, and soap scum removers.

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