If you do a lot of crafts projects, DIY and sewing, you should know Cricut mats can get worn out with time. However, you take the extra care to clean it, they can last longer. In this tutorial by Kayla’s Cricut Creations, she gives 5 tips on how to clean and restick Cricut mats. This is a great way if you want to extend the life of your mats instead of having to buy new ones when they get worn out.
- Green StandardGrip mat
- Purple strong grip mat
- Pink FabricGrip mat
- Contact paper transfer tape
- Cricut tools
- Brayer tool
- XL scrapper
Keep Clear Covers
Keep the clear covers that come with your Cricut mats. Place the plastic clear cover back on top when you’re not using it to prevent particles that builds upon them. Put a vinyl sticker design on the clear cover so it’s easier to not lose them.
Remove Cut Materials Right Away
If it’s left on the mat for a while, it’ll be harder to remove for paper and cardstock.
Use Lint Roller To Remove Small Pieces
This is helpful if you need to get glitter off or any small pieces since they will stick onto the lint roller.
Clean With Baby Wipes
In between washing the mats, use non-alcoholic base baby wipes if you’re removing something small because it’s quicker to clean the mats.
Clean With Dish Soap, A Sponge, And Water
This method only works for green, blue, and purple mats. Place the mats in the sink and put dish soap on the sponge while having the water running over the mat. Lightly scrub the mat with the yellow side of the sponge. When you’re finished cleaning them, set them on the counter and dry it with a paper towel.
In conclusion, there are different methods to care for your Cricut mats. Note, for the pink fabric grip mat, there’s a different adhesive on top of it.
Avoid touching the mats with your fingers because the oils on your fingers can break down the adhesive. Also, avoid using the scraper tool. Use tweezers to take the fabric off the mat.
Overall, these are great tips and techniques for taking care and prolonging the life of Cricut mats.