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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2014
These are great. They are much better quality than the Bride magazine version they sell at Michael's which tend to have a more watery and transparent consistency. I use these at home on chalkboards around the house and they are great! Attached is a picture of a chalkboard I made for our wedding using these bistro markers (photo courtesy of Becky Davis Photography).
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2012
I painted a wall in my kitchen with chalkboard paint and purchased this "Bistro Chalk Marker" to use instead of chalk which creates more mess than is to my liking. It looked great but then I discovered several days later that it does not wipe clean, even with a wet sponge, and now I will have to repaint the wall. So, if that is how you plan to use it, please be warned!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2013
I have used this on my chalkboards and chalkboard label on jars. Works wonderfully and wipes off easily with a damp rag. Love it! First use requires quite bit of shaking to get it going, but after that its easy.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2013
Worked great for what I needed it for! But remember, this DOES NOT wash off of a chalkboard. I was planning on repainting my chalkboard anyways, so it being semi-permanent was a little deal.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2013
This item came in quickly. When I opened it and used it on my chalkboard for a wedding we are having it wrote very smooth and looked really good on the board. But wheni starrted to erase it wouldn't erase good at all. So I got a damp cloth and rryed to clean it but still you could see the imprint of what was written. I still cannot get it off even using windex and some cleaners. I am going to have to paint the board with chalk board paint to get rid of the writting. This would be great if you could get it clean again. These other views I read on how easy it is to wipe away well I like to know how it is easy for them and it wasn't easy for this me.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
In the bistro where I work as a pastry chef, these are the markers we use to update our menu boards, specials boards and dating and labeling containers and canisters. They are semi-permanent so if you are looking for a dry-erase type deal, this is not it. They do leave a residue or shadow of what was written with them on whatever we touch, the more textured the surface, the worse the shadow. (So chalkboard painted surfaces are a big no no unless you plan on painting over the surface when you want to change it.) They do wipe clean off most glass, but definitely leave a residue on plastic, like the acrylic plastic on of our pastry cases is made of. Basically, the smoother the surface, the better. The upside is this thing is PERFECT for stuff like labeling your pantry chalkboard labels since repeat handling, once the marker is dry, will not smudge or wipe off like traditional chalk does.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2013
I've tried to remove this with water, soap and ammonia, but it won't come off. I will need to repaint my wall to remove the chalk!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2011
I got a great deal on this marker...and it was so easy to use. Erased easily and the flow of the "chalk ink" was smooth.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2013
This marker is great however, it can get a little messy so practice on a piece of cardstock before writing. Also, this is permanent and does not wipe clean as traditional chalk does. I had to repaint surfaces after using these markers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2015
I had high hopes for this marker, based on the reviews, but it was already dried-up and dead when it came in the mail. I tried writing on multiple different surfaces and tried getting the tip of the marker wet to get the ink flowing, but it seemed to not have any ink at all. Disappointing :(
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