I have started on a project this afternoon, and changed my rotary cutting blade as it just doesn't seem to be cutting very well, despite not being very old. Now the new blade is not cutting well either, and so I wonder if it might be my (admittedly rather old, and has been used a lot for papercrafting) cutting mat that might be the problem?
I had a look on the internet, and found one suggestion that the mat's life could be extended by soaking it in tepid water with white vinegar, then scrubbing with a stiff bristled brush. The theory being that adding moisture to the mat would make it more flexible and therefore able to self-heal again.
I was wondering, has anybody here tried this method, and did it work please?