How To, Tip of the Day, Tips, Techniques & Helpful Hints, ToolsHow to Refurbish That Cricut Mat Posted on June 4, 2013May 23, 2015 by Diana Opiela 04 Jun LeAnn shows us how to refurbish any electronic cutting mat. Thanks for that money-saving tip! Diana Opiela Happiest Birthday Ruffled Baby Bag & Onesie
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Resticking your mats will void you cricut warranty. Be extra careful not to get the glue where the mat runs under the rollers.
Wiping your mat once in awhile with a baby wipe will often times make your mat more sticky as it removes all of the stuck on paper fuzz that is left on your mat.
I love Mess Master (a floral spray cleaner). It takes the stick off from the mats with minimal effort, but it does smell some. I use a Aleene’s tack it over and over to restick my mats, I make a half water half glue solution and paint it on. I can control how much stick the glue has with how much water I add.
Where did you read that this will void your warranty?
It is fairly common knowledge in most cricut circles that resticking your mats will void your warranty. Which is a one year warranty, from the date of purchase. (Just do a google search.) Resticking mats (for me) falls under clause 3 (in the expression warranty from the provocraft website), misuse and improper maintenance. If you send your machine in for repair and they find any traces of adhesive under the rollers that feed the paper in, they will void the warranty. While the warranty itself can be legally challenged regarding this, provocraft are control freaks, and will take you to the letter on this. I have read enough on various forums where this has happened. Why do they do this? Simple, every mat you restick is money they loose out of their pockets. But by all means, feel free to contact their customer service and ask.
And BTW… Sizzix Eclips blades and mats will work in the 12×12 cricuts, and Sizzix even sells a restick kit for their machines.
this does not void your warranty. Read the warranty, it doesn’t mention a thing about making your mats sticky again.
ahhhh! How stinkin cute!!! I want one. I don’t have greoge though, boo whoo! What a cute idea. I can see it being the new fad on the cricut MB. TFS!
Great info but I couldn’t catch the name of the adhesive applied after you have stripped it with the Undo. I’d love to try it, please pass on the info. Thank you!
I just finished the video (6/4/13) on how to refresh the Cricut mats however I was unable to catch the name of the adhesive that you used. Could you post it somewhere? This is the easiest tip on refurbishing these mats that I have seen and I am dying to try it!
The adhesive is Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and you can buy it here: http://therubbercafe.com/scrap-happy-glue-2-oz.html
Do you have any other glue that might work? Would the tombo multipurpose glue work? I am in South Africa and can’t get the glue you mentioned. Would it work on the Silhouette mat?
Hi Michelle, I think any glue that dries quickly, clear and tacky would work. This technique should work on any die-cutting mat. I know for me, I would try this on an old mat that would be going into the trash unless I could salvage it 🙂 Good luck!
Great info, thanks, I have several mats that need to be “restuck” and I will be trying this.
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