This Friday find is brought to you by Crafters Companion.
It is their terrific spray adhesive duo known as the: Stick Away Adhesive Remover and Stick & Stay Temporary Adhesive.
Now there's a quick & simple way to bring back the stick factor to your die cutting mats and prolong their use.
No concoction necessary.
Lay down newspaper or any other disposable surface material. This will be used to catch any excess adhesive or remover during the renewal process. Make sure it is at least twice the size of your electronic cutting mat. Lay down your cutting mat onto this surface.
Spray a generous layer of our Stick Away Spray Adhesive Remover onto the mat. Be sure to get the entire surface wet. Let this sit for about 30 seconds.
Grab an old credit card, membership card or rigid material with a straight edge and scrape down the entire mat. You’ll notice the old adhesive peels off easily during this proces. Go over the entire mat as you push any of the old adhesive buildup to one end and off the mat. Repeat step 2 and 3 if necessary until all adhesive buildup is gone.
Wipe down your mat with a paper towel or cotton rag to remove any last bits of adhesive or Stick Away Spray.
Apply masking tape or similiar to cover any part of your mat that does not come in contact with paper during normal operation of your die cutting machine. Basically, any part of your mat that does not need to be sticky.
Apply a thin layer of Stick & Spray over the entire surface of the mat. You should notice that it is hard to see where you have sprayed. You should not have a thick layer of spray on your mat, as only a thin layer of temporary adhesive will do the trick. Let this dry for about 5-10 minutes and then peel off the masking tape. Your mat is ready to use!
Money Saving Tip: When it comes time to renew your mats again, you may repeat steps 5 through 6 for a few uses without the need to remove the excess adhesive. Once you notice a buildup of adhesive it is recommended that you complete all of the steps to completely renew your mat once again.
The Crafters Companion website offers a bundle price of $15.95. Considering that this will save you have to buy mats for far more than its' combined price I would say it is a great investment.
Have a great weekend!