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Old 01-31-2005, 08:47 AM   #1  
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I did a search for this topic and did't find anything. How do you clean your background stamps? They just don't seem to fit well in the SU scrubber.

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Old 01-31-2005, 08:54 AM   #2  
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Actually, I do use the scrubber. If you spritz it all lightly, then hold the thing with one hand on the other half, you can squiggle it around enough.

Alternatively, you can always just use a damp old washcloth, I keep some of those around too.... usually to clean my brayer with.

And I know some people use baby wipes, as long as they are alcohol free.
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:57 AM   #3  
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I hate it, but I usually spray Stampin' Mist on the stamp and use a paper towel to scrub it off. I wish those stamps fit better in the Stampin' Scrub!!!
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Old 01-31-2005, 08:59 AM   #4  
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I use baby wipes, they work well for this kind of jobs
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Ditto on the baby wipes, I use them for all my stamps!
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:06 AM   #6  
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Baby wipes for me too. Then I use my scrubber on the dry side to dry it off.
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I don;t keep my scrubby parts totally latched in since it seems I am forever taking them out to wash. When I have bg stamp I pop out the scrubby pad and use that, works like a charm
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I was thinking of posting this question yesterday as I was cleaning my canvas stamp.

I was trying to clean it with the Stampin Scrub and because of the size it was hard to do. Tried spritzing with Stamping Mist and wiping with a towel. Then I finally went over to the sink and ran some water off it. I avoided getting the wood wet, for the most part. I was surprised that there was still alot of ink left on the stamp.

I think I will just rinse mine from now on. It gets the job done.
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Being a lazy person, I don't want to have to get up to wash a stamp after I use it.

Also being a lazy person, I don't take my stampin scrub apart to clean it! I rinse it under water, leaving it in the case, and stand it up, open and inverted, on a towel, to air dry (after blotting it some). Yes, I have two, so I always have one clean and dry.
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I spray the stamp with the cleaner then use a toothbrush! If that doesn't work I use a little liquid hand soap and toothbrush-that works everytime!!!
The toothbrush works great to get into the nooks and crannys!!!

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I've been struggling with this too! I have taken to spraying a spritz of mist directly onto the canvas stamp then rubbing it on the pad. I have two of the pad sets and you'd think I would have a clean one all the time, but I am so lazy! I hate to clean them. I clean them both at once when I just can't stand it any more. Britta's way of taking the pad out and rubbing it on the stamp sounds like an excellent idea.!
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At home I do just what Britta does - just pop out the pads and scrub away! I also bought some of the paint pad refills at Home Depot that I take with me to workshops for people to use to clean the background stamps. That way we don't have to mess with the stampin' scrub and the backgrounds get cleaned up right away.
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I don;t keep my scrubby parts totally latched in since it seems I am forever taking them out to wash. When I have bg stamp I pop out the scrubby pad and use that, works like a charm
My tabs on the scrub make it hard to get the pads in and out. I have extra, but .... I just get so frustrated with trying to keep them all clean! LOL! I know ... I'm lazy. I guess I just wish the scrubbing pads were big enough to let the bg stamps get clean in the regular thing.
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Shell, my tabs also, when the others say they "pop right out" for them, I am envious. It was tedious for me when I had to change pads. Maybe they get more supple if you take them in and out more often?!

I guess I'm too lazy to break mine in.
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Ok, this is going to traumatize everyone, but I don't like the SU scrubber thing. I've cleaned it with soap and water and still it puts ink back on my stamps. I use a wet wash cloth on all my stamps. Just water on there. Wipe and you're ready to go. The only exception to this staz-on. Then you have to use the staz-on cleaner (never tried using the yo-yo yellow trick).
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Is there anything wrong with running them under water? Yes, the wood gets wet, but I've done this lots of times and the wood seems fine. Any thoughts?
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Ok, this is going to traumatize everyone, but I don't like the SU scrubber thing. I've cleaned it with soap and water and still it puts ink back on my stamps.
I had this problem after using my scrubber with Mica Magic ink. I sprayed bleach on it & then cleaned it off, which helped.
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For cleaning Stazon off a BG stamp, just spray or drizzle 99% rubbing alchohol on your stamp-n-scrub. Then keep twisting the stamp around. It works great and evaporates quickly. Much less expensive than the SZon cleaner.
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