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March 17, 2018

Retacky Your Cutting Mat

They say “Old habits die hard” – and I’m a perfect example of that old adage.
My kids are all grown up and out on their own, but I’m STILL a penny pinchin’ housewife!
Consequently I’m ALWAYS looking for ways to NOT spend money. One of my FAVORITE ways of keeping money in my wallet is “retacky-ing” (is that even a word!) my cutting mats.

  • Nail Polish Remover (a.k.a. acetone)
  • Painters Tape
  • Stencil Adhesive Spray OR Dritz Basting Spray
  • Razor Blade

  1. Wash the ENTIRE mat down with acetone to remove any dirty old adhesive and/or material that stuck to it.
  2. Tape off the edges with painters tape
  3. Scrape the exposed mat with the razor blade to remove balled up “yuck”
  4. Lightly spray the entire mat with Stencil Adhesive Spray
  5. Let dry for 2 – 3 minutes, remove tape, then cover with parchment paper to keep “yuck” from getting on your newly re-tacked cutting mat!

That’s it! Your good to go and should have a secure easy release tack on your mat once again.

Nail Polish Remover, Painters Tape & Stencil Adhesive
Cutting Mat Cleaned, Taped & Ready for Spraying

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