1. PUSH - First-time use: Hold the marker tip up vertically. Press the tip slightly to release pressure.
2. SHAKE - With the cap on, shake the marker vigorously while in the upright position. Remove the cap before use.
3. PUSH - Press the marker tip for a few seconds until the tip fills with ink. Recap after each use and store at room temperature.
4. REVERSIBLE TIP - All Loddie Doddie Chalk Markers have two tip styles (a chisel tip and a bullet tip). To reverse the tip, pull the tip out of the end of the barrel. Turn the tip around and reinsert it into the barrel.
If the tip of the marker seems dry and the ink does not flow out smoothly, simply take the tip out of the barrel and run it under warm water for a few minutes. Then, reinsert the tip back into the barrel and begin to follow the first-time use directions.
The markers will erase from any NONPOROUS surface with water and a damp cloth.
Loddie Doddie chalk markers will work on any NONPOROUS surface (any surface that does not have pores). Examples include but are not limited to:
Glazed Ceramic Porcelain
& Many More!
*Please note that chalk paint is NOT a NONPOROUS surface and therefore chalk markers can stain it.
Yes, our Loddie Doddie chalk markers are non-toxic and conform to ASTM D-4236 standards.
No, our markers are not permanent and can be washed off of any nonporous surface with water and a damp cloth.
If you want to preserve your chalk drawing on your board permanently, we recommend using either Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray or, if you prefer a matte finish, then Aleene's Spray Acrylic Sealer Matte Finish will work well. A single coat should do if you are sealing over top of your chalk markers so they can't be erased. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions on the spray can.
Yes, they can be used on paper just keep in mind since they are liquid chalk markers they may bleed through thin paper.
Chalk markers or regular, old-school chalk will work perfectly on our premium chalkboard surface.
To erase our chalk markers, simply use a bit of water and a damp cloth. To erase old-school chalk, simply wipe away the chalk with a dry cloth. If there are still stubborn marks from liquid chalk markers, try using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and a little bit of water to lift the marks.
No, our premium chalkboard surface does not need to be seasoned or primed before use.
Yes, all our premium chalkboard surfaces are a coated steel surface, meaning a magnet will stick to them.
The surface is a smooth chalk surface great for chalk or chalk markers. It is not a textured "real-slate" surface.
Yes, the surface is nonporous which is ideal for liquid chalk markers
The mounting hardware provided is for drilling into a wall. However, nails can be used as well to hang the board (we recommend nailing into wall studs). There are pre-drilled holes in the back of the frame that can be used with nails as well.
Yes, the chalkboard has pre-drilled holes so that it can be hung either vertically or horizontally.
No, we cannot make custom sizes at this time.
No, we do not recommend cutting the chalkboard surface.
We do not recommend using our chalkboards outside for extended periods of time. Due to the nature of the materials used, moisture may affect the performance of the board.
The chalk surface is made of steel with a baked chalk surface. The frame is a solid pine wood with either a stain or a laminate, depending on which style you choose.