Using glass as an alternative for white boards is indeed convenient for most office workers. Many stores also love to decorate their signature drinks or promote new products on their glass window, using suitable markers. However, we should not draw or write on glass boards with a regular market.
The glass material is a bit too smooth for your traditional ink. If you write on it, expect the words to run or not stick over some time. That’s why you need special glass board markers with ink formulated to stick and look vivid on the board.
For those who’ve never bought one of these erasable markers for glass, we’ll help you by giving you a list of the best dry erase markers for glass.
We also included a buying guide to help you narrow down your choices based on your requirements. Read on!
- Dry Erase Markers for Glass Reviews
- 1. U Brands Liquid Glass Board Markers
- 2. Starsouce 8 Pack Chalk Marker Pen
- 3. Quartet 4 Set Glassboard Markers
- 4. Arteza Markers for Glass Boards
- 5. EXPO Neon Effect Glassboard Markers
- 6. BIC Intensity Advanced Marker
- 7. Quartet Premium Bullet Tip Glass Board Markers
- 8. Linkbro Magnetic Glassboard Markers
- 9. EXPO Low Odor Glassboard Markers
- 10. Artellius 12 Pack Markers
- 11. GMAOPHY Magnetic Markers
- 12. Loddie Doddie 8ct Chalk Markers
- How To Choose Dry Erase Markers for Glass
- Does Dry Erase marker wash out of fabric?
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Dry Erase Markers for Glass Reviews
1. U Brands Liquid Glass Board Markers
When looking for the best dry erase marker for glass, you can’t miss out on any products from U Brands. This set, in particular, is a great one to buy because of the number of colors it has. To be specific, there are 6 assorted colors that you can choose from. Also, there are 2 markers for each color, so if one color is missing, you’ve got another one to replace it with.
Aside from just the variety of colors, you’ll also love its structure. The markers from this set are bullet tip markers that are used especially for glass. The markers also come with erasers on the top that allow you to easily wipe off whatever you wrote on your glass board. That way, you don’t need to buy a separate eraser.
Finally, you’ll also enjoy its durable and high-quality ink formulation. You’ll discover that the supply of ink lasts really long twice as long as most other product variants. Other than that, the ink of the markers of this set doesn’t run.
However, one thing you may want to take note of is the smell. While I personally think that the smell isn’t that strong and is something that can be overlooked, I do have some friends that are not too fond of it. So, before you buy this product, do check first if you can take the smell. If not, then there are other choices for you to pick.
2. Starsouce 8 Pack Chalk Marker Pen
If you want to play around with more colors, then this is the pack that you should buy. As compared to the 6 assorted colors that come from U Brand, this one adds two more to the list. This one has a total of 8 colors. It has a rare yellow color and another rather unique color called Rose Red which is another variation of the regular Red color.
Another thing that I absolutely love about the markers of this pack is that the colors are very vibrant and stay vibrant. What I don’t like about a number of brands is that the markers dull out, especially when you write on the glass board. From my experience, this one doesn’t which is why I actually enjoy using it to write on boards that are made out of glass or LED.
When you play around with this marker, another thing that you’ll notice is that the tip is reversible, from a 6mm bullet tip to a chisel tip. This allows you to make both thick and thin lines when you write stuff on the board. For me, it’s great for versatility and variety especially if you want to draw something on the glass board.
However, I do have to warn you that it is a little bit runny. Even if you shake the marker well, the ink still runs. This is most likely because of the ink formulation. However, I wouldn’t say that it’s something that’s too detrimental. As long as you manage your expectations about the runny consistency, then you should be fine.
3. Quartet 4 Set Glassboard Markers
This set of markers doesn’t have that many varieties when it comes to color assortment, but it is known for its streak-free and bold ink formulation. It comes with four basic colors: blue, pink, green, and yellow.
The yellow and green colors are rather light and often cannot be seen properly when you use them on a glass board. The difference with this brand is that it produces markers that have visible and strong colored ink that can be seen clearly.
Another feature that I absolutely love about this product is that it has a clear casing which allows you to see how much ink is left. That way, you can make the necessary refills if you think that the levels of ink will finish soon. Other markers don’t have that feature, so I often get caught off-guard once my marker can’t write anymore. This feature changes everything.
One disadvantage of this product is obviously the lack of color variety available in the pack. Compared to the previously mentioned brands, this one has only 4 colors in its pack. Another disadvantage that I observed is that when you buy the pack, you’ll see that the initial ink inside each pen is probably about a bit more than half, which means that you won’t be able to use it that long before you will have to do a refill.
4. Arteza Markers for Glass Boards
When you buy this pack, the first thing that will probably catch your eyes is the pair of tweezers at the side. This little thing caught my attention too, the first time I saw it. I was pretty intrigued as to why there was something like that as a part of a marker pack. After all, it’s not every day that you see tweezers going along with the markers.
The tweezers are actually used for taking out the tip if the tip is already worn out. Yes, the tips are replaceable. So, if you think that your marker’s tips have already depreciated after some time of overuse, don’t throw the marker away! Just slowly use your tweezers to take it out. You can also use the tweezers to put the new one on.
Aside from the tweezers, you’ll also enjoy the 10 different, strong colors that you can choose from. Whether you’re using a whiteboard or a glassboard, you’re sure to enjoy all of these colors. I know I enjoyed using them to make presentations on our glass board. The ink is also pretty easy to erase. You can use a regular whiteboard eraser to erase the ink.
However, you must take note that in order to use these markers, you have to shake them really well. As compared to others, these markers require you to do a little more shaking. If you don’t mind doing this, then you’ll most likely be able to enjoy the benefits of this marker set.
5. EXPO Neon Effect Glassboard Markers
When it comes to neon effects, I’d put my money on these markers. You see, most markers don’t really have neon colors. While there are markers that have vivid and bright ink colors, neon is pretty rare. That’s why I absolutely love this pack of markers. This pack has 5 neon colors that you can pick.
Another thing that I like about these markers is that they don’t have much odor. A few of the markers that I’ve bought have really strong smells. Though I personally don’t really mind the smells, no matter how strong they are, others do. So, if you really want to be sure of almost no odor, I’d recommend that you buy this pack. It’s also non-toxic and free from any chemicals or acids.
Finally, the markers come with thick and durable bullet tips that allow you to make thick lines. It’s great if you’re going to give seminars in big rooms where there are a lot of people who are on the back. With thick strokes and lines, everything can be seen even by the people who are far from the board. That’s why I’d say that it’s also perfect for classrooms and conferences.
However, it’s not as durable as I would like it to be. It dries out pretty fast, especially if you don’t know how to maintain and store it properly. So, you’d have to be very careful when you use it especially if you plan to use it for a long time.
6. BIC Intensity Advanced Marker
This product probably has the most ink levels that you can find after initially buying the product. Just like one of the earlier products that I’ve mentioned above, this one also has an ink level indicator at the body, so you’ll know how much ink is left. However, I believe this one has more ink after you buy it. That’s why I’d say that this is a marker pack that’s well worth the money.
Other cool features of this product include its steady ink, easy erasability, quick and consistent ink flow, and a fine bullet tip that allows streak-free strokes on your glass board. When it comes to reliability, then I’d definitely say that this is a great candidate. Me and my friends enjoy using this when drawing during presentations. Markers also from this brand last the longest.
However, one disadvantage of this marker is that it doesn’t have very bold colors. In fact, the colors do dull out after you write on your board. They won’t dull to the point that the colors can’t be seen, but they aren’t going to be that bright after it dries.
7. Quartet Premium Bullet Tip Glass Board Markers
I’ve already mentioned a product variant from the brand Quartet. Now, I’m going to mention another one that has a few different features. If the previous one features neon colors, then this one has bolder colors that are best used for the office setting. If I were to categorize the previously mentioned Quartet product, I’d say that one specializes in arts and crafts while this one suits the more professional setting.
The whole fact is that it is very easy to use. It has a bullet tip allowing you to create very broad lines that people can see from afar. Other than that, the ink is really easy to use. You don’t even need to shake them that much in order to get the ink out. Just press the tip on to the surface and you should have no problem with usage.
You’ll also notice that these markers don’t leave any ink streaks. You won’t have to worry about splattering ink as you’ll only have fine and consistent strokes.
However, one thing that I really don’t like about this marker is that when you write something on a board, it’s really hard to erase. A regular eraser isn’t going to cut it if you need to wipe the ink away. There will be remnants left on the board that you’ll need to scrape off.
You’re probably going to need to use a wet cloth to wipe out the ink. It’ll also take some time before the ink will come off. What I do when I use these markers is that I write a whole bunch of stuff first then erase one shot when the whiteboard is full.
8. Linkbro Magnetic Glassboard Markers
From afar, these bunch of markers looks like ordinary markers, but at a closer look, you’ll see something bulky at the back of each marker. What exactly are these things at the back? Well, they’re actually felt erasers that can be used to erase the ink that you write with. That way, you won’t have to buy a separate eraser for your glassboard.
Another really cool feature that you can see with these markers is that they have magnets. What are these magnets for, you may ask? Well, I often use the magnets to stick the markers right on the fridge. That way, they don’t get lost. Others stick them in front of their metal file drawers, so they won’t get lost. In any case, the magnets are really useful to keep the markers where they are.
With this pack, you have a total of 8 assorted colors that you can choose from. Specifically, there is pink, blue, green, black, purple, orange, red, and even the unique color lime. Aside from the assorted colors, the ink is also fast drying without any residue or streaks.
If there’s one thing I don’t like about this product, I think it would be the fact that the erasers are easily detachable. If you drop the marker enough times, you’ll see that the eraser will just come out on its own. The eraser of my blue marker fell out. And this didn’t only happen to me. It also happened to a number of my friends who own the same markers.
9. EXPO Low Odor Glassboard Markers
The coolest thing about these markers is that they can work for a number of non-porous surfaces. Of course, these markers work really well on glass and regular whiteboards. Other than that, they can also work pretty well on porcelain material. That’s why a lot of my artist friends use these to design their mugs with colorful art.
Now, there are a total of 8 colors that you can choose from, such as black, blue, green, orange, purple, red, and even brown. Brown is a pretty unique type of color that you won’t really find for most markers. But what really makes this marker set really unique is that it allows you to switch among four tips: chisel tip, fine tip, bull tip, and an ultra-fine tip. That way, you can choose whether you want to draw thick lines, really thick lines, thin lines, and really thin lines. The possibilities are endless! Even your kids can use it for their writing or drawing projects.
However, the quality of the ink isn’t the best that you can get. The dark colors are pretty good, but the light colors aren’t really good. In fact, the lighter colors dull out once it dries. That’s why I personally use these just for conferences with few people so that no one has to strain their eyes in order to see what I’m writing.
10. Artellius 12 Pack Markers
If you’re looking for a marker set with the most number of color varieties, then this is the product that you might want to have. This set of markers has a total of 12 colors that you can choose from. It has a number of basic colors but also has various shades of those basic colors.
In fact, the set includes a black color, purple color, pink color, yellow color, red color, orange color, light green color, green color, light blue color, blue color, brown color, and dark brown color. You’ll surely enjoy this set if you want to play around with different pigments to create art.
There are artists who can actually create glass art using these markers. I have an acquaintance that can make very beautiful and colorful pictures on glass canvases. And it’s not just glass that these markers work on. If we’re going to be a tad bit more specific, these markers can also work on plastic, stones, or porcelain.
Another great thing about this set of markers is that they are very safe for kids to use. They are non-toxic and do not have any odor.
However, it does have one weakness the ink quality. The ink, although it has consistent flow, has the tendency to streak. These markers sometimes let out too much ink when you write. That’s why you can’t have such a heavy hand when you’re using this product; otherwise, you’ll get some pretty undesirable results.
11. GMAOPHY Magnetic Markers
This is yet another set of markers that have magnets. I’d say that this is pretty perfect for whiteboards because it is specially made for whiteboards. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be used for glassboards as well. The ink won’t streak or run on either of those two surfaces. At the same time, it has a very easy wipe formula that allows you to ensure that your glassboard or whiteboard won’t have any remnants of the ink.
Also, you can actually leave it stuck to your whiteboard due to the magnet. That’s great if you don’t want to leave it just anywhere in fear of losing one. Just stick the ones that you use most often to your whiteboard, and you’re sure not to lose it.
Lastly, let’s talk about the color varieties present in the pack. It has a total of 7 colors that you can choose from. These are pink, red, green, black, blue, orange, and yellow. What’s really cool is that there are two of each color, making there a total of 14 markers inside each set. Just in case one wears out, then you at least have a replacement.
It does have one weakness though weak magnets. This is a personal observation of mine. Though it works pretty well on whiteboards, it doesn’t seem to work well on other surfaces. I tried to stick it to the front of my fridge, and it fell off in 10 minutes. So, just stick to the whiteboard if you really want to make use of that magnet.
12. Loddie Doddie 8ct Chalk Markers
Last on the list is the Loddie Doddie Chalk Markers. If there is one word that I can use to describe it, I’d probably use the word smooth. When you write with it, you don’t need to press down too hard. Even just a light touch on your glassboard will give you a bold and vivid stroke.
Other than that, it is one of the few markers that can also work on chalkboards and even menu boards like the ones you see behind the counter of cafes. My brother who runs a cafe would actually use these chalk markers to write down the specials they’re having for that day on his cafe’s menu board.
The great thing about these markers is that they create very bright strokes that allow people from afar to read what’s written on the board. After all, you’ll need something with that kind of visibility if you’re going to use it for your menu.
However, there are two disadvantages that I see with them. They’re runny if you press too hard on the tip. That’s why you always need to have a light touch whenever you write. Secondly, these markers need some preparation before you can write. For instance, you need to shake them for quite a while to get them started.
How To Choose Dry Erase Markers for Glass
Now that you have 12 choices up on your sleeve, the next thing that you must do is to decide which one of the choices you’d like for your office. Since all of them are similar but have varied features, choosing the right one for your needs is essential. That’s the whole purpose of the buying guide that we made. With this buying guide, you have a way to single out the best markers for glass boards specifically for your own needs.
The first thing that you need to take into consideration is the color choices. This is pretty important if you want to have some varieties of the colors you want on your glass board. Now, these packs of glass whiteboard markers usually come in various basic colors like green, black, blue, and red.
However, there are a few packs that come with more than just these colors such as orange, violet, or yellow. In any case, your choice will really depend on the color set that you prefer. If you want more pigments on your glass boards, by the bigger packs. If you’re fine with basic colors, you can buy packs with just the 4 basic colors.
The next thing that you need to take into consideration is the tip style. The tip style refers to the thickness of the tip. The thinner the tip, the smaller the lines you draw. The thicker the tip, the thicker and bolder the lines you can make. The different kinds of tips to choose from including the fine tip, bullet tip, and chisel tip. You can tell the size of the tip by its measurement in millimeters.
For instance, bullet tips are somewhere around 6mm in measurement. If you want to be more specific, you can look at the measurements, but if not, you can just look at the pack and see if the size suits your needs.
When we talk about safety, we’re referring to the toxicity of the marker. You’ll want to make sure that your marker does not have any toxic chemicals on them. You’ll want to avoid markers that have chemicals such as xylene, toluene, or urethane resin.
Fortunately, all of the markers that we picked out don’t have chemicals such as these. As you can see, all of them are non-toxic, so safety isn’t that big of an issue with our top picks.
You must consider the ink formula when you’re buying your white dry erase marker for glass. Obviously, the manufacturers are not going to tell you their secret formula for making their ink. That’s why the only thing that you can count on is the physical attributes of the ink. You need to see if the ink is thick, runny, or durable.
The ink formulation also determines the longevity of your writing on the board. If you want a marker that has ink that can really stick, get the marker with a thick ink formulation. That’s why it’s always good to test the market before buying. If you’re buying online, test the ink right before you sign the delivery papers.
You’ll also want to take note of the odor. There are a number of markers that have a really strong smell. If you can’t take the smell, then you best look for a marker that’s odor-less. That’s why we chose only odor-less markers for glass whiteboards for our list.
Price and Branding
The last thing that you want to consider is the price and branding. Since we want you to both have quality products and save money, we made sure to list down only the most reasonably priced markers in the market. So, whenever you look for dry erase markers for glass boards, always look for the ones that fall within the market range. You can use the products on our list as your standard when determining the best pricing.
Does Dry Erase marker wash out of fabric?
Worry not if you get some dry erase marker inks on your clothes or carpets. You can get them out using some household remedies.
Rubbing alcohol and white vinegar
Those two are really magic cleaners easily found in your kitchen. First, just place an old cloth behind the stains to absorb the ink. Then, use a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol to rub the stains out.
Afterward, make a potent cleaner by mixing white vinegar with warm water. Then, soak the stained fabric into the mixture for 10 minutes.
Make sure to rinse the cloth afterward. Then, you are good to go.
If you have a hand sanitizer nearby, and I am sure you do, squirt some onto the dry erase marker stain. Then, use a cotton ball to rub onto it and let the sanitizer sit for 10 minutes or more.
Now, rinse the stained fabric under cold water, and avoid other clean parts of the fabric.
Toothpaste and baking soda
The cleaning paste made from whitening toothpaste and baking soda works wonders for all kinds of inks. If your fabric is white, this is the recommended method.
Just apply the mixture onto the stains and let it work its magic for an hour. For stubborn marks, leave it there for an hour and a half.
Indeed, you can remove the dry erase markers from fabric using Oxiclean, laundry detergent, hydrogen peroxide, and even Murphy’s oil. Whichever item you have at hand, quickly treat the stains with it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is This for?
Generally, this product is for anyone who wants to write on glass boards or glass doors. It’s not like regular blackboard markers in a sense that ink won’t run when you use it to write on a glass surface. So, if you’re the type of person who uses a glass surface as a writing board or canvas, then this is definitely a product suited for you.
What are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Glassboard Markers?
The main advantage of dry erase markers on glass is that they work specifically on the glass. You see, regular markers won’t be able to retain their boldness, quality, and color if you use them on the glass. That’s why it’s important to have a marker that has a special kind of ink that can retain its quality even on such a smooth surface such as glass. Also, this kind of product can be used for regular whiteboards too, so it’s pretty versatile.
The only downside to buying this sort of product is that it is pretty costly. Also, markers like these usually come in a set, so you’ll really have to spend quite a bit of money to buy one. Also, storage is not as easy as regular markers. You have to make sure that you don’t let air seep into the market; otherwise, it will dry up. Also, you must have a case. This allows for better storage if you really want to keep your markers for a long time.
How do You Use a Glassboard Marker?
Well, you use them pretty much like you use any type of marker. All you have to do is just take the cap off and start writing. As we mentioned earlier though, you must make sure that the cap is placed back right after you use otherwise it’ll dry up. Now, it’s pretty interesting to note that there are some markers that have a built-in eraser at the end. So, if you want an easier time erasing the marker off your glass board, then buy one with an eraser.
You may also want to take note that there are some markers that are harder to erase than others. So, let’s say a regular eraser won’t work, then you just need to use a wet cloth to clean up the writing.
Where to Buy?
The beauty of this product is that you can find it pretty much anywhere. You can usually find these products on Amazon. But other than that, you can also shop online on many other platforms such as Home Depot, Walmart, and even Lowes. You just need to choose which brand and product variant work best for you.
If you don’t like online shopping, then you may also want to try buying a pack in your local bookstore or stationery store. However, you’ll usually find better deals online which is why online is still our preferred shopping avenue.
How to Care for This Product?
The maintenance of this product is pretty easy. All you need to do is make sure that you store the markers properly. What we usually do, aside from making sure the caps are on when not in use, is to store them in a case. Marker packs usually come with cases, so it’s pretty convenient for storage. Other than that, we make sure that the markers are stored inside a place that’s dark and away from sunlight. That way, it won’t dry up easily.
Do Dry Erase Markers Work on Glass Doors and Mirrors?
It works on any glass surface not just glass boards. It can work on mirrors, glass windows, glass doors, and other glass surfaces. So, if you want to write on your mirror, this is a great product to have with you.
These days, glass boards are really popular no matter where you go. At the same time, glass doors and glass windows make exceptionally good writing boards especially in the office. So, if you’re planning to buy one, make sure you get the best pack there is.
Get yourself the best dry erase markers for glass and enjoy! The beauty of these products is that they’re not solely for glassboards. You can use them on various surfaces as well.
After all, we gave you a list of the 12 best ones in the market as well as a buying guide to narrow down your choices to the one pack that you want. We also have a couple of FAQs that can help answer pretty much all the questions that you may have about markers for glass.
With that out of the way, you have all the information that you can possibly need in order to pick out the best product whether for your office, a lecture, or just for some art activities that you can do at home.
We hope that you were able to pick up something really useful today. Happy writing!