The use of Blami chalk markers
1. FIRST TIME USE
When you receive Blami chalk markers you need to prime them before use. The white tips have to get soaked with chalk ink.
FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS:
Please, handle with the marker tips gentle; don't press them too hard because you can destroy them.
ALWAYS TEST THE SURFACE BEFORE YOU USE THE MARKERS.
Gold and silver are special and more permanent. They sometimes require additional shaking, but the shiny color is worth it.
You have 2 additional tips included in your 8, 12 and 14 set.
2. SPECIAL BLAMI MARKER CHARACTERISTICS
Blami markers are called CHALK markers because their ink includes chalk in liquid form along with other ingredients which make colors bright and vivid and enable smooth writing . Markers make chalk-like effect and are erasable from non-porous surfaces.
Blami chalk markers are non-toxic, water based, odorless and dust free.
They are safe for children and people with allergies or those who hate the feel of chalk dust on their hands.
Blami Chalk markers (3mm and 6mm tips) have reversible tips. You can use bullet or chisel point by flipping the tip.
Our sets with 6mm tips include additional tips. You can use them in case some of the original tips get damaged.
Our markers have newly designed safe caps that prevent tips from getting damaged.
Blami markers are erasable from non-porous surfaces. Many chalkboards are slightly porous – test them first.
Gold and silver are special and more permanent.
They sometimes require additional shaking, but the shiny color is worth it.
Chalkboards need to be seasoned or sealed before you use chalk ink on them. Many boards are porous.
3. GET THE MOST OUT OF EACH MARKER
Before each use you need to shake markers well in order to mix the ink inside.
You can “revive” the dry tip after some time with few drops of water.
Markers need to be stored in horizontal position.
In case the tips get damaged, you can replace them with additional tips which are included in 8 set, 12 set and 14 set packages.
4. ERASING CHALK INK
It's very easy to remove chalk ink from all nonporous surfaces – all you need is just a damp paper towel or cloth.
In some cases when surfaces turn out to be slightly porous and if our metallic gold and silver colors are used, there could be some difficulties.
But we have you covered in any situation.
If your writing doesn't erase with water, use damp Blami erasing sponge which can save your slightly porous blackboards or other surfaces.
Get the eraser wet.
Scrub the chalk ink from the surface.
Then use a paper towel to get the rest of the residue off.
Our new sets (4 white set and 14 set) include Blami eraser, so you won't have to buy additional cleaning products as we take care you get everything you need in one set.
You can also use liquid cleaners, magic erasers, vinegar or baby wipes, if you purchased one of the set without Blami eraser.
Choosing the right surface
TESTING THE SURFACE
Many materials only seem nonporous but they are actually slightly porous and that can cause some problems when erasing chalk ink.
That's why we always recommend testing each surface before use.
- Make a small dot on a inconspicuous area and wait until ink dries.
- After some time try to erase the ink with dry or damp cloth.
- If the ink can be fully erased without leaving shadows or ghosting behind, you are free to use Blami chalk markers on that surface.
PRIMING THE CHALKBOARD
Most chalkboards only seem nonporous, but they are actually slightly porous and that's why ink may leave marks after erasing. We recommend priming ALL chalkboards before use.
To prime the chalkboard
- Lay a piece of regular chalk on its side and cover your entire board with chalk.
- Rub it in with a dry cloth and then erase.
- When you prime the whole board, all the pores get filled with the primer chalk
- Your future writings will go on nicely, and erase easily.
WHERE TO USE BLAMI CHALK MARKERS