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A friend of mine, Troy, showed me this a while ago, and I thought this is probably one of the best office tips EVAR.scribble1

Have you ever been designing at the white board and accidentally wrote on it with a permanent marker? We use sharpies all the time for User Stories and it happened to me and I thought I was forced to live with the blue blemish on my whiteboard forever. Not true.

Take a regular white board marker (preferably the same color as the permanent marker) and write right over the top of the permanent mark. Let it dry and then erase as normal. The white board marker’s marks lift off the permanent marks!

This is especially useful for Kanban Boards.

Hope this helps someone as much as it has helped me.

~Lee

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 8:41 PM | Back to top


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Better solution: keep a bottle of aerosol aqua jet hair spray at your desk. When someone writes on the board with a sharpie douse their cube with it, even if it was you.

This serves two functions: 1) the marks are gone fast, and 2) Skinner really was a genius.
Left by Brian on May 22, 2009 9:43 PM

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Haha! I forgot to mention the cure, I was fixated on prevention:

Aquajet removes the marks too.
Left by Brian on May 22, 2009 9:46 PM

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Nice...I learned this once while in college. I learnt Troy, Troy learnt you, you learnt everyone. :D
learnt = backwoods talk for taught
Left by Robz on May 30, 2009 1:46 PM

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aw shucks... twern't no thang. :0)
Left by Lee Brandt on May 30, 2009 3:56 PM

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