In one of my classrooms the student tables have a white surface. Yes, a 'white' surface. Doesn't that seem practical in an art room? I don't know why, nor who thought it was a good idea. Keeping them clean is near impossible. Shaving cream is a good standard cleaner, but that can become a bit burdensome to use so regularly. I found a cleaner that is awesome!
This little beauty will take off nearly anything my kids throw/draw/dribble onto the table tops. This is a Lysol brand "Complete Clean" product. I'm not sure what's so special about it, but I'm pretty sure a little pixie dust is in the list of components.
I bought this in August and I'm still using it. I <3 you Lysol :)