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#1 Posted : Monday, October 03, 2011 8:16:07 AM(UTC)
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I've been using the same mat forever... It was just the right amount of sticky to hold the paper in place and then pop the pieces off with no trouble. Alas, it's now passed on to the "no way I'm holding a piece of tissue paper anymore" category.

So, I opened up a brand new mat and it is destroying my cardstock (not even paper, I'm talking CARDSTOCK). I can't even peal the edges off the mat!

Help! How do I make it LESS sticky?!?!
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#2 Posted : Monday, October 03, 2011 9:33:18 AM(UTC)
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There are several ways to reduce the stickiness of a new mat. Some people stick the mat to a clean t-shirt several times (I tend to get too much fabric fuzz), some people pat their hands all over the mat (this does leave the non-acid free oils from your hands on the mat) and some take a piece of cardstock and stick it on then pull it off several times (this works the best for me).
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#3 Posted : Monday, October 03, 2011 9:40:26 AM(UTC)
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I stick the palm of my hand all over the mat several times to un-sticky it.

But, let me tell you that you can re-sticky your old mat to get a LOT more use out of it. Get Krylon's Easy-Tack (repositionable adhesive). Then lay your mat on a spread of newspaper and spray...from about 12 inches away from the mat. If it's too sticky do the same thing with the palm of your hand. I've been using the same mat for 2 years and it's still going strong!

The last time I bought Krylon's spray it was $7.50 at Hobby Lobby - use a coupon.

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, October 04, 2011 11:47:21 AM(UTC)
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One of the employee's at my LSS told me that she "pats" her mat onto her jeans. Not just any pair of pants but the denim fabric. It takes down the "stickiness" of the mat but usually denim does not hold the fuzzies that is often found on other fabrics. I tried it with my last new mat and it worked .... after several "pattings", but it did save me from ripping up my cuts!

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