Posted by Nori Geniston

Prevent ghosting on chalk markers

Every chalk artist has experienced- ghosting. If you don’t know what ghosting is it’s when a faint image will remain on the chalkboard’s surface..annoying isn’t it? But, there’s good news! There are a couple of ways to prevent ghosting and it’s pretty simple to do!

IS YOUR CHALKBOARD POROUS OR NON-POROUS?

Check if your chalkboard is porous or non-porous. Liquid chalk markers are compatible with non-porous chalkboards only. Porous chalkboards will cause the ink to seep inside the tiny pores making it difficult to erase. A good example of non-porous chalkboards are made of slate or vinyl.

If you’re not sure, ask the seller directly if their product is compatible with liquid chalk markers.  

DO A SPOT TEST

Always do a spot test before using any type of chalkboard. Here is how to do it:

  1. Write on a small corner of the chalkboard.
  2. Wait for 15 minutes for the ink to fully dry.
  3. Erase with either a magic eraser, Windex, or our Versachalk Cleaning kit.

SEASON/PRIME YOUR CHALKBOARD

Chalkboard priming is an easy way  to create a foundation to prevent ghosting. Here is how to do it.

  1. Take a piece of chalk and rub it vertically then horizontally across the board. The entire board should be covered with chalk.
  2. Use a soft rag, cloth, or chalkboard brush to wipe the chalk. Blow off any remaining chalk.

Hope we helped! Happy Writing! 

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