Hello everyone!  It’s Lorrie here, and I don’t know about you, but if you use a die cut machine, whether it’s a Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore, Sizzix Eclips or any of the other die cut machines out there, nothing is more frustrating that a mat that has lost it’s stickiness.  I’m going to show you how easy it is to get those mats back in tip top shape and prolong the life of your mats.

First you want to wash the mat with dish soap and water in the sink.   Sometimes if my mat is really, really dirty, I will use goo gone and then dish soap, but a good washing with dish soap and a sponge is generally all you need.

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Next you want to hang your mat , or lay it somewhere flat, to dry.  Make sure it is completely dry before moving on to the next step.

For the next step you want to protect your work surface with newspaper, or even work outside.  Using painter’s tape, masking tape or any kind of removable tape, carefully tape off the edges of the mat just outside the grid lines.  This prevent adhesive getting on the mat where the rollers hit the mat in your machine.

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Now, meet your mat’s new best friend:

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Spray n Bond® Basting Adhesive.  That’s right.  This little gem is going to save your mat and make it sticky again.

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Holding the can 6-8″ above your mat, keep your arm moving and spray an even coat over the mat.  The more you spray, the more sticky it will be.  I prefer a light coat when using the mats for paper.  You can always apply another layer if it isn’t sticky enough for you.

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Simply remove the painter’s tape and you’re done.  The mat will be ready to use immediately.

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Voila.  Hello, sticky mat!  Time to go create!  Have a great day!

 

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2 Comments on How to Restick Your Die Cut Machine Mats With Spray N Bond Basting Spray

  1. Alex
    August 20, 2016 at 11:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Did this last night! You are AWESOME!!!!

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