The Benefits of Whiteboard Resurfacing | How Think Board Can Help

Are you tired of using old, worn-out whiteboards that hinder your organization, creativity, and productivity? Think Board has the perfect solution for you – whiteboard resurfacing. Our whiteboard restoration service can transform your old, stained, and scratched whiteboards into new-looking ones, improving their functionality and efficiency. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of whiteboard resurfacing and how Think Board can help you get the most out of your whiteboards.

A very dirty whiteboard

Why should you consider whiteboard resurfacing?

Whiteboards are an essential tool for collaboration and brainstorming in classrooms, offices, hospitals, coworking spaces, and other settings. However, over time, whiteboards can become dull, stained, and scratched, making it difficult to write and erase on them. Replacement is one option, but it can be expensive, time-consuming, and wasteful. Whiteboard resurfacing offers a cost-effective, sustainable, and efficient alternative. Here are some of the benefits of whiteboard resurfacing:


Whiteboard resurfacing is much more affordable than replacing an entire whiteboard. It can extend the life of your whiteboard by several years, saving you money in the long run. Resurfacing can add up to 15 years of extended life, depending on which product you choose.


By restoring your whiteboard instead of replacing it, you're helping to reduce waste and conserve resources. When a whiteboard is removed in a public school, it is cut in half (or in quarters) with a saw and thrown away in the landfill. Resurfacing your whiteboard is a small but impactful way to make a difference for the environment.

Improved Functionality

Whiteboard refurbishing can restore your whiteboard's functionality by removing any stains, scratches, or other damage and applying a new coating to the board. This can make your old whiteboard look and perform like new again.

How can Think Board help?

a newly installed Think Board whiteboard in a classroom

At Think Board, we offer high-quality whiteboard resurfacing services that can help you get the most out of your whiteboards. Here's what you can expect when you choose our whiteboard restoration service:

  • Cleaning: We'll start by thoroughly cleaning your whiteboard to remove any dirt, stains, or other debris that may be present. If you choose to self-install, we provide the necessary cleaning supplies.
  • Coating: We'll apply a new, high-quality coating to the whiteboard surface to restore its functionality and improve its appearance. Our whiteboard film comes on a roll and it’s easy to cut on-site.
  • Finishing: Finally, we'll inspect the whiteboard to ensure a smooth, clean finish. No bubbles, creases, or curling corners - that’s the Think Board promise.

We also offer chalkboard resurfacing for those who still have old chalkboards in their school, home, or office. Our chalkboard resurfacing service can convert your chalkboard into a whiteboard in minutes. Chalking retrofitting can be a great way to save time, money, and a potential asbestos abatement!

If you need to replace a damaged or worn panel on your whiteboard, we offer whiteboard resurfacing films that are easy to install and available in a variety of sizes to fit most standard whiteboards. We have both regular and magnetic options. Our magnetic option is best for those who would like to incorporate a whiteboard skin overlay for better productivity, organization, and visual appeal.

Unlike cheap alternatives, Think Board is built to last. Our scratch-resistant and sharpie-proof finish creates a surface that lasts over 10 years even in the heaviest use environments, such as classrooms and hospitals. If you’d like a sample to test out the quality, check out our Whiteboard Resurfacing Sample Folder.

Think Board whiteboard resurfacing services

Whiteboard Resurfacing FAQs

Do you still have questions about whiteboard resurfacing or whiteboards in general? Here are answers to some of the most common questions on the topic.

What is a Think Board?

Think Board is an innovative whiteboard product designed to give you a better whiteboard experience, whether in the classroom, at home, or at work. Our products are easy to install, never stain or ghost, and come at an affordable price point. Before making a purchase, learn how to install a Think Board or consider taking advantage of our whiteboard resurfacing services.

Why do whiteboards stop erasing?

When the dry erase marker on your whiteboard no longer erases completely, it may result in staining, streaking, or ghosting. There are a few different reasons why this occurs:

  1. The surface of the board has become damaged. This may happen if you use improper cleaning solutions on the board or if the cloth you're using has collected too much dust. These issues cause abrasion to the board's surface, slowly damaging it over time. When the board has become damaged enough, it's more difficult to get the board really good and clean.
  2. The eraser you're using is too dirty. If you clean your whiteboard with the same eraser all the time, odds are the eraser is too dirty to continue using. Dirty erasers can cause staining on whiteboards since they're essentially re-releasing the particles onto the board.
  3. The markers you're using are not appropriate for the whiteboard. Not all marker types work on all whiteboards. Before investing in markers for a whiteboard, ensure they're compatible. For example, never use a Sharpie pen on your whiteboard; the permanent ink will be difficult if not impossible to remove.

If your whiteboard is beyond cleaning, it might be time to consider whiteboard resurfacing. Think Board offers whiteboard resurfacing and a variety of whiteboard products to make your job easier.

How do I buy a good whiteboard?

There are a few things to consider when shopping for a new whiteboard. Find a quality whiteboard by looking at the following factors:

  • Installation: The whiteboard should be easy to install, and it's even better if the company provides installation instructions on its website or with the packaging.
  • Affordability: Opt for a whiteboard product that meets you in the middle when it comes to quality and affordability. The whiteboard should fit your specific budget while still serving your needs and offering your non-negotiable features.
  • Warranty: When shopping for a whiteboard, ensure the ones you're considering have a warranty. Reputable whiteboard brands should always offer some type of warranty or guarantee in case there is an issue with the product you receive.
  • Material Quality: Not all whiteboard materials are equal. Learn more about the pros and cons of different whiteboard materials, from melamine to glass, in our blog post.

Think Board products excel in each of these areas, making them a great addition to your classroom, office, or home.

Let Think Board Resurface Your Whiteboards Today

In conclusion, whiteboard resurfacing is an affordable, sustainable, and effective way to extend the life of your whiteboard and make it a more functional tool for collaboration and productivity. Think Board's whiteboard restoration service can restore your old, worn whiteboard to its original condition, and our replacement panels offer a quick and easy solution for damaged whiteboards. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you make the most of your whiteboard.

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