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Old 11-27-2011, 04:39 AM
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Many of my grid lines have gouges after plenty of use. Am I cutting too hard? It is a really high quality board. I think I
read some time ago it could be renewed by soaking in water. Help
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:45 AM
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I renew mine by going to JoAnn's and using a 50% off coupon.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
I renew mine by going to JoAnn's and using a 50% off coupon.
Too funny.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:13 AM
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I think if they get to far gone, there is no "renewing", it becomes "replacing"
No harm in trying, and there is always the back side. good luck.

FIY I believe the grooves ruin my cutting blades, cheaper to replace the mat.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:25 AM
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I agree, they need replacing once they get "in the groove". The accu go mats are pretty much the same thing and you should see them after a year, sometimes cut in two. Yes, I agree with replacement. Also, they do not seem to be as expensive as they once were.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
i renew mine by going to joann's and using a 50% off coupon.
Very funny indeed
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:50 AM
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Make sure you are cutting with the blade straight up and down to minimize the 'grooving'. I seldom use the grid lines to cut anything except when I'm straightening an edge at the beginning so my cutting is not always in the same spot. I have a Fiskars mat that's almost 20 years old and still in great shape.
Here's info on the soaking of mats.
And a review of the mat smoother - they do work, as several members here will attest
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Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
I renew mine by going to JoAnn's and using a 50% off coupon.
hahahaha......a gal with my type of humor :-)
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:58 AM
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My mat is almost 15 years old and still going strong. I never use the grid lines on the mat to measure. Too funny nanna-up-north. That's how I would renew mine, too.
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I have a self healing olfa cutting board. Olfa mentions, how these boards are renewed. I myself have put my board on a large towel on my dining room table. I use a squirt of dish detergent to some distilled water. I use a vegetable brush, those dish washing brushes also work. They are the ones you can put some dish detergent into. I use this combo, scrub lightly. I then rinsed in with distilled water. Used a sham wow and blotted it, let my board dry, then went over it with a quilters mat smoother. It really works. Board just like new. This can only be done on self healing mats
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