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One of the most common questions in the Cricut world is this: “Can I re-stick my Cricut mat?”
I get it. I totally do. The costs for Cricut mats can add up quickly, especially if using the machine frequently. And then there’s a variety of Cricut mats: the pink for FabricGrip, the purple for StrongGrip, the green for StandardGrip, the blue for LightGrip, and the Cricut Joy mats. It is not uncommon for Cricut crafters to utilize several of these, if not all of them.
Are you wondering which Cricut Mat to use for your project? Check out this Guide to Choosing the Correct Cricut Mat.
Cricut mats come with plenty of adhesive. After many uses, this adhesive gets lighter and lighter until the mats have hardly any sticky left. At this point, crafters have two choices:
- Order new Cricut mats.
- Attempt to re-sticky the mats that they have.
If you are a frequent reader here, then you know that I tend to be on the “Order new mats” boat for a few reasons:
- My mats are typically pretty rough by the time that they lose their sticky. From accidental “too deep” cuts to being too lazy to properly clean the mat, I’m usually due for a new mat by the time the adhesive has disappeared.
- I “hand-me-down” my mats to lower adhesive levels. Once “StrongGrip” mats are no longer “StrongGrip,” I will use them for “StandardGrip” purposes, etc.
- In the Cricut crafting community, it is often stated that re-sticking mats could void the warranty of the machine. For instance, if a crafter places too much adhesive on the mat, and this adhesive clumps up in the rollers or the machine, causing an issue, then the machine’s warranty is no longer good. This makes the no-risk-taker in me nervous!
However, there are lots of Cricut crafters out there who are braver than I am and re-stick their mats on a regular basis. They prove that the mats can be cleaned and have adhesive re-applied.
So Can I Re-stick My Cricut Mats?
Enough crafters have proven that it can be done, but the choice of re-sticking them is up to each person!
Check out these Tips on Making Cricut Mats Last.
If you are thinking of attempting to re-stick your Cricut mat, here are six crafters who have been successful and have shared their tips and tricks.
- How to Restick Your Cricut Mat (the Easy Way) by the Coastal Crafters
- How to Clean Your Mat and Make It Sticky Again by Vinyl Cutting Machines
- How to Restick Your Cricut Mat by Home Faith Family
- How to Clean Your Cricut Cutting Mat (and Make It Sticky Again) by Cut, Cut, Craft
- 6 Ways to Clean and Restick Your Cutting Mats by Personal Die Cutting
- How to Resticky a Cricut Mat by Canary Street
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