Have Something on your Whiteboard you don’t want to be Erased?

So you have something on your whiteboard you don’t want to be erased.  Easy solution! Buy any whiteboard besides a WriteyBoard! Okay, terrible, whiteboard humor aside, there are a few ways you can preserve marks on your dry erase board.


First, let’s get everyone’s initial impulse out of the way: reaching for that permanent marker.


Contrary to it’s name, the permanent marker is not so permanent on a dry erase board with lines. In fact, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you’ve had a moment of inspiration, picked up a Sharpie and went to town on the whiteboard… do not panic! Your dry erase marker will actually take the permanent marker right off.


Same principle applies if you’re trying to make certain permanent markings fixtures on your dry erase board with lines. It will just wipe away when the dry erase marker touches the permanent.


This happens because permanent and dry-erase markers both contain in their ink, a non-polar solvent. When applying the dry erase marker on the top of the permanent marker, the solvent in your dry erase marker will dissolve the permanent marker bonds that attach it to the surface of the dry erase board.


Don’t even try acrylic paint. a quick search on the ol’google machine will show it will just flake off after coming in contact with the non-polar solvent in your marker.


Instead, you need more tangible solution. Pinstripe tape is the answer for the permanent marks and lines you are looking for.  


Usually pinstripe tape is used for custom paint coats on vehicles getting some sweet new lines.  However, the durability and simplicity of applying pinstripe tape is immensely beneficial to keeping categorical and sensitive material organized on your dry erase board with lines.


Pinstripe tape is available online in many different shapes and designs for those of you that want to get ultra creative.  Pinstripe tape ranges in sizes as well. It can be anywhere from 2 inches to 1/8 of an inch. How this benefits you? A whiteboard in any size can be fitted with any pinstripe tape according to scale.


If you wish to go a little thicker to get more of a contrast between border and whiteboard, Washi tape is also an option! Washi tape is also known as Japanese masking tape (use that in your google search) . Washi tape ranges in pinstripe sizes to ultra thick


Another way to preserve marks on your whiteboard is a solution that only Writey Company can offer! Okay maybe not entirely true, but nonetheless we do offer a pretty unique solution.


Let’s say you’ve created a beautiful mural with those magical dry erase markers from our online store and ironically, you don’t want to erase it. Well a little secret we can share for you, and only you, if you don’t tell anyone… we have Transparent dry erase vinyl sheets available by request.


These clear stick on whiteboard sheets are installed just like our original stick on whiteboards, they are only a little thinner so more finesse is needed to apply them on top of the writing you wish to preserve.  Here is the video linking you to the installation instructions for Writey’s original stick on white product.

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