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Old 01-31-2014, 06:45 PM
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Question Stamp Cleaning Question

Not sure which forum to ask this on but.... When cleaning your clear stamps with cleaner what do you use to wipe it with? I have the "StazOn All Purpose Stamp Cleaner" & the "Best Cleaner Ever" cleaner both bought from PW & really like both - but I usually just use a tissue to clean it with but that leaves "stuff" on the stamp itself.

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Old 01-31-2014, 07:49 PM
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Both of the stamp cleaners you have are great, although I don't like the feel or smell of the Staz-on. Using a tissue or paper towel will leave lint on your stamps which won't make a good impression at their next use. I have a stamp scrubber that works like a charm. Before I got that though, I had some old terry face cloths, I would spray the stamp with cleaner and rub it on the face cloth. If you get a stamp scrubber, I have found that every few months or so I have to wash it with dish soap and water to keep it clean.

Some folks use baby wipes too, although some acrylic stamp packages say to not use them. The other thing you can do with acrylic stamps is rinse them under water. When I know I will be doing a lot of stamping I will often bring a bowl of warm water into my craft room and dump them in there. A quick rinse and dry and they are good to go.
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I use the baby wipes with no problem; than when I am finished stamping I will wash the stamp or stamps in soap and water.

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I thought that baby wipes were safe as long they did not contain alcohol. I think this is one of those questions we all have but no manufacturer has given us a definitive answer to. I worry about that every time I use a stamp. Usually I just wash them with warm soapy water but when I am are working on a project I don't want to stop what I am doing to do that and lose my momentum.
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So, the consensus is - whatever works for you! We all use several different methods and end up with the same thing - clean stamps! I will admit my stamp cleaning shame though: I don't always clean my stamps after using Staz-on!!! A friend who owned a LSS (sadly, it closed...) told me this - has never bothered her rubber or acrylic nor mine. I do think I may be taking a chance, but what's life without a little crafting adventure every now and then?
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Thanks for all the help. Think I'll try the terry face cloth & see how that works. I agree - when working on a project the last thing I really want to do is stop & clean my stamp! Like the idea of a bowl of water. That way you could do a quick clean & drop it in the water for a better scrub later.

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