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How to Clean Dirty Silhouette Cutting Mats

If your Silhouette cutting mats have lost their stick or are excessively dirty there is a simple way to clean them.


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Trying to restick Silhouette cutting mats is not something that I recommend - as it's impossible to get them back to their original adhesive level.  However, if you have a cutting mat that looks like this one after cutting felt, leather, or some other 'fuzzy' material you can clean it to extend the life.

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 Grab a few paper towels...
 
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Get the paper towels somewhat damp. You only need water, no soap.

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 Rub the damp paper towel on your Silhouette cutting mat to remove any fibers.

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Avoid using your fingernails as you don't want to scratch off the layer of cutting mat adhesive.

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Depending on how dirty your adhesive cutting mat is you may need to use a few wet paper towels to clean it.

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Leave the mat to dry for a few hours before using it again.

And if you want to avoid this mess again and really extend the life of your Silhouette cutting mats, I suggest you lay down a layer of temporary mat adhesive when cutting materials like felt and leather that can make a mess of your cutting mat.

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2 comments

  1. Can you use alcohol free and unscented baby wipes to clean it instead of the papertowels?

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    1. Tammy, I am noob with the silhouette, but I would not use alcohol. I would think it would take the adhesive off, as for the baby wipes again I would not use, the soaps in them will attract dirt and could leave a residue.

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