By Sharon Brandwein
As schools far and wide have switched over to whiteboards, you might think that would signal the demise of chalkboards. But thanks to art stores everywhere and clever inventions like chalkboard paint, chalkboards are still alive and well in homes across the country, no doubt to the delight of children everywhere. This tried-and-true childhood staple is a great way to keep the kids busy when you need a moment, and they can also be a decorative element in the home.
Those of us who are familiar with chalkboards know the downsides all too well. With regular use, chalkboards can become dusty, cloudy, and maybe not so great to look at. Fortunately, chalkboards are pretty easy to bring back to life.
You might be surprised to learn that there is no singular best way to clean a blackboard; there are plenty of options. Even better, you can easily clean a chalkboard with a few inexpensive pantry staples.
Ahead, this guide shares a few great ways to clean a chalkboard using materials you already have around the house. As a little bonus, we even cover what you need to use to clean a chalkboard with marker stains, and we offer up a few best practices to keep your chalkboard in tip-top shape.