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Thread: What is the best way to clean cutting mat?

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    I just cut out Pellon 987 Fusible Fleece for a handbag, and now my cutting mat is a mess. Little bits of the fleece are imbedded in the mat and I don't know how to get them out. HELP...

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    first try using a clean kitchen scrubber made for teflon...it is slightly abrasive but not supposed to scratch..the abrasive texture will pick up some if not all the fuzzies as well as smooth the surface of the mat without damaging it.

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    Remember if your mat is a self healing mat it needs to be refreshed once a year by letting it absorb water for a couple of hours and then dry naturally. It keeps the mat like new.

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    I'm following this, too! Thanks, BellaBoo. I did not know that!! The mat will have a soak tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    I'm following this, too! Thanks, BellaBoo. I did not know that!! The mat will have a soak tonight!
    I didn't know that! But, now I have to clear the board...it is 2yards long...

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    Really soak my olfa mat in water and let dry? I never heard of that. The things we learn here. :)

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    I have to try that water trick! How cool!

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    LOL.. sounds like alot of mats will be soaking tonight..
    I've never heard of that either... thanks for the advice!

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    A lint roll. Works great. everything will stick to the roll, and Toss away.

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    Ditto here!! I'll also take the edge of my 6.5" square ruler and scrape the mat to get those little slivers of mat and fabric off that the wash rag didn't get.

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