The Science and Application of Wet Erase Markers

1/2 inch markers in 8 different colors, will mark on any smooth surface. Only remove with Glass Cleaner

Available in both a regular Chisel size and Extra large Neon Bold 1/2 inch markers, these Wet Erase Markers will mark any non-porous surface and will not come off in the rain or when washed. They only come off with a glass cleaner.

Types of products they will mark on include;

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Acrylic
  • Coroplast
  • Ceramic
  • Mirrors

The large ones are used by law enforcement and the auto industry to mark car windows. Also called Wet-Wipe markers they are similar to Dry Erase Markers but can not be removed once dry by wiping.  Used on signs like the On The Step A-Frame product the markers allow a restaurant or store to show different messages when required.  They are great tools to test out marketing ideas.

Wet Erase Markers in a regular size with chisel tips Set of 5 used on Dark Color boards

Since they only come off with a ammonia based window cleaner, when used with the On The Step inserts, the insert can be turned over and used on both sides for two messages.  The “back” of the sign will not wipe off where it rubs against the plastic A-Frame sign.  Also those passing by a sign are unable to change it without a cleaner.

How it works

The markers use a quick drying liquid paste similar to a pigment based paint.  It can not be removed with a whiteboard eraser.  The key component for removal is a ammonia based product.  We have found with some of our customers they can not remove the image from the boards after they mark them.  In all cases it has been that the glass cleaner they were using was “green” or organic based cleaner good for the environment.  In those situations, using a Windex type product with ammonia removed the marker, even after attempting to use the wrong cleaning product.

The contents in the fluid are a water base with resin and titanium dioxide (color pigment) the paste is less likely to cause allergic reaction than dry-erase markers with alcohol or chalk dust.

Extra Large

Price: $6.99
Price: $34.95


Price: $4.99
Price: $24.95

Dry erase markers use a alcohol base that can be removed with a paper towel, rubbing or with a whiteboard eraser.  Good for indoor use they are not recommended for outdoor use.

Application Extra!

Wet Erase Markers can be used on a dry erase board, they make a semi permanent image that can be drawn over with dry erase markers.  When removing the dry erase with an eraser, the Wet Erase image stays on the board until removed with a ammonia based cleaner.

Applications include charts and graphs with text that is changed on a more regular basis.

Colors Available

Wet Erase Markers in a regular size with chisel tips used on Light Color boards

We do have 8 different colors available in two different sizes;

  • Black
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • White

The Black, Red, Blue, Green and Orange are recommended for light colored items like white plastic.  White, Pink, Yellow, Orange and Green are used on typically used on dark plastic or glass.  Sold in Kits or these can be ordered individually.

Regular Size markers have a 3/16 inch chisel tip that can be used as a fine point marker or to draw a line.  Extra Large Markers have a big 1/2 inch wide tip for bold letters or to quickly fill up large areas.

Have a bigger need?

  • 1/4 inch, 6mm
  • 5/8 inch, 15mm
  • 1 1/4 inch 30mm
  • 2 inch 50mm

Have a need for more colors and options?  Be sure to visit Zig Posterman Markers, for sizes from 1/4 inch up to 2 inches wide! Metallic and Florescent colors available!