Using a Cricut cutting machine is useful when starting your scrapbooking and other artistic endeavors. However, if you don't know how to reapply the sticky substance necessary for the mat to function correctly, your Cricut may become unused and forgotten. Simple care can keep your mat clean and ready for continuous use.
Things You'll Need
Remove all sticky substances from your Cricut mat by cleaning it with baby wipes. The alcohol will allow it to dry faster as well.
Rub the surface of the Cricut mat with dishwashing liquid, warm water and a soft cloth if you do not have baby wipes. This may require a bit more effort, but it will work.
Allow the Cricut mat to dry completely and apply the adhesive spray to the surface.
Between uses, remove excess lint and paper scraps from the Cricut mat with a lint roller.
Repeat the above steps when your mat starts to lose its tackiness.
These steps should be taken when the Cricut mat begins to lose its tackiness. Do not use abrasive brushes or scrubs on your mat. This will only deteriorate the plastic over time.