How do I remove chalk pen from a chalkboard?

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How do you remove chalk pen from a chalk board? I purchased used chalk boards from a wedding where they used a chalk pen to write their message. I cannot get it to come clean

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  • Pamela Pamela on Oct 28, 2019

    I bought a chalk pen to write on my chalkboard and it wouldn't come off , I tried everything !!! I painted over it with 2 coats of chalkboard paint !

  • Chiara Iannarelli Chiara Iannarelli on Oct 28, 2019

    You can try scribbling over with Chalk pen and then wiping off. I know this works for white boards

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Oct 28, 2019

    No other option than chalk paint that I can think about. You can get it in spray can or brush on can. They must have used something other than chalk to make original message.

  • Pennie Pennie on Oct 31, 2019

    can get off just get some chalk board paint and redo the whole thing easiest way

  • Libbie B Libbie B on Oct 31, 2019

    This happened to us and we had to repaint them with chalk paint (the paint that you can write on with chalk). Worked better than anything we tried to clean them with.

  • Jena Lim Jena Lim on Aug 09, 2021

    There are items marketed as "magic erasers," which are often white sponges used to remove wall marks. These low-cost micro-scrubbers are meant to get rid of tough stains, such as chalk pen remnants. Although the product may be reused several times, it is not suitable for individuals with sensitive skin.

  • Jena Lim Jena Lim on Sep 01, 2021

    You can see more solutions to remove chalk pens from the chalkboard. To limit your burden, prevent chalk ghosting from happening in the first place.