How to Clean a Chalkboard Fridge

Yes, you can use an eraser or a damp cloth to wipe away chalk marks on your fridge. However, after long-term use, a chalkboard surface can a little, well, “chalky” looking.

The refrigerator does take up a significant amount of visible space in the kitchen, so it makes sense that you would want it to look somewhat presentable. Over time, you might want to get rid of that chalky look and start off with a clean slate (pardon the pun).

This also gives you the nice option of going with a plain black fridge without any chalk on it for a while. (We’ll see how long that lasts…)

There are a few ways you can do this.

Chalkboard Cleaning Cloths

Instead of using a regular rag and water, use these specially-designed cleaning clothes. You don’t use water, but they magically make your fridge look new again. They are easy and fast.

They do need to be replaced about once a year (depending on how much you use the cloth). The cloth is large, so you can cut it into smaller sections. This way, it will last longer. About $5.

ZenErase Chalkboard Cleaner

Another option is to use a spray cleaner, which you spray on and wipe off with a clean cloth. Get chalk residue off your fridge along with smudges and fingerprints too. The key is to use a small amount of cleaner – a little goes a long way here. About $6.