What is a Non-Porous Surface?

Posted by Anuj Agarwal on

Chalkola Liquid Chalk Markers can be used on practically any medium, but if you want to erase your art easily, you should use a non-porous surface. The term non-porous means that any kind of liquid and air cannot penetrate the material, and they just remain on the surface.

Here are some examples of non-porous surfaces:

  • Plastic

    DIY Magic Flashlight Art

  • Metal
  • Glass

    Calligraphy On Glass Frame

  • Leather
  • Vinyl
  • Sealed tiles
  • Ceramics

    Calligraphy Quote on Ceramic Mug

  • Porcelain
  • Varnished wood
  • Non-porous chalkboards

    Close Up Colorful Solar System Drawing On Chalkboard

  • Whiteboards
  • Windows

    Child Drawing Rainbow on Window

Make sure to always test your marker on a small area of the surface first, as sometimes it can be quite tricky to determine a porous surface from a non-porous one. For example, wood is porous but if it’s been varnished or covered with polyurethane it becomes non-porous. If in doubt, check first if water will roll off the surface without it sinking in. If it does, then it’s a good medium for liquid chalk markers. You can also learn: How to Remove Liquid Chalk Marker from a Porous Surface

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