Last week, I posted a few quick tips I'd found on Pinterest; one of them being to use a Magic Eraser to clean your Cricut mat. I mentioned I would try it this weekend and I did!
Ewww!! Here's my nasty mat before I started. I have had this mat for over a year now and I continue to re-stick it using a glue stick. Normally, I wipe my mats down with a baby wipe after I'm done using them for the day. And it still looks this icky!
I got out my trusty Magic Eraser and started scrubbing. I began to notice the mat started to look cleaner as I went, but the adhesive began roll off the mat. It was quite a mess for a bit. I worked in sections, so I would scrub for a while, then wipe all the pieces of goo off with a baby wipe, then scrub some more.
After a few minutes, I decided to use my brain and began scraping off the goo with my handy dandy Cricut tool. This was much better than wiping with a baby wipe or paper towel. I decided the best method is to scrub an entire section, then scrape off the goo.
(Please disregard my lovely chipped nail polish on my middle finger! The glue I used earlier in the day decided to take some polish with it when I wiped it off!)
As you can see here, I've done all but one section. What a difference!
Here's a side by side comparison of the same spot on the mat, before and after cleaning. Wowza! I love it!
After this I got all excited and took the Magic Eraser to my Martha Stewart Scoring Board, my pink, self healing mat and anything else on my desk that had a mark on it!
Overall, I think this is a great item to use on your mat. Once I was done, the mat was super sticky again and I didn't even have to use the glue stick. It probably took me 15-20 minutes total. Of course, that includes me stopping every couple of minutes to show my hubby the goo and the clean sections of the mat as I went. He was not as thrilled as I. He just doesn't understand the joy of a clean Cricut mat.
I'd love to know if you try this and if you love or hate it.
Have a blessed day!