Maintaining a sticky mat for your Cricut machine is essential to ensure that projects are properly cut. A sticky mat can become less effective over time due to dirt, dust, and other debris that can accumulate on the surface. If you find that your Cricut mat has lost its stickiness, there are several steps you can take to make it sticky again.
Step 1: Clean the Mat
The first step in making your Cricut mat sticky again is to clean the surface of the mat. Start by wiping away any visible dirt or debris with a damp cloth.
Be sure not to use any abrasive cleaners as this could damage the surface of the mat. Allow the surface to dry completely before moving on.
Step 2: Apply Adhesive Remover
Once the surface of the mat is dry, apply an adhesive remover to help remove any residue that may have built up on the surface of the mat. Allow the adhesive remover to sit for several minutes before wiping away with a damp cloth.
Step 3: Apply Adhesive Spray
Once all residue has been removed from the surface of the mat, it’s time to apply an adhesive spray. This will help restore some of the stickiness that may have been lost over time. Follow instructions on your adhesive spray for best results.
Step 4: Let Dry
Once you’ve applied your adhesive spray, let it dry before using your Cricut machine again. This will allow for maximum effectiveness and ensure that projects are properly cut.
Restoring stickiness in a Cricut mat involves cleaning off any dirt or debris, applying an adhesive remover and then an adhesive spray, and allowing it to dry completely before use. Following these steps should help make your Cricut mat sticky again so that projects can be properly cut with ease.