A white board is a type of communication tool used in hospitals, schools, businesses and some homes. The board uses a type of marker that is not permanent and is easily wiped off with a soft cloth. Sometimes, however, people tape memos or other printed documents to white boards. Tape leaves a residue and fragments that can be difficult to remove. To remove tape from a white board, you need a chemical that can dissolve the tape and any remaining residue.

Things You Will Need
  • Tweezers

  • 2 soft cloths or towels

  • Cooking spray

  • Latex gloves

Remove as much of the tape as possible by slowly pulling the tape from the white board with a pair of tweezers.

Wipe the white board with a dry soft cloth or towel.

Spray a cooking spray (Pam or other brand) on the areas of the white board containing tape and tape residue.

Let the cooking spray sit on the tape and tape residue areas for one minute.

Wipe the white board with a soft cloth or towel to remove the cooking spray, tape and any residue.

Wet a soft cloth or towel with warm water from a sink.

Wipe the white board clean with the damp soft cloth or towel.


Try not to let the cooking spray dry on the white board—this will cause a film to be produced over the tape. If the spray does dry, respray the board with cooking spray and scrub the board with a soft cloth or towel.