After a bit of trial and error I thought I would share my method of re-using mats for the UK market :)
It is always handy to have more than one cutting mat - the Silhouette mats are a bit on the pricey side, and in my opinion quite flimsy - it is all too easy to cut straight through the mat with the wrong blade settings (particularly if you are new to using the Silhouette). I recommend using Cricut mats instead :) They are thicker, more durable AND cheaper! In fact, you can even buy two 12" x 24" Cricut mats for £19.00 and cut them down to four 12 x 12 mats - this works out at £4.75 per mat, versus £12.99 for a single Silhouette mat.
The best place for cheap cricut mats is ebay.
I have had my mats since October and December last year. As they are used for business use, they have seen quite a bit of action! Despite this, I have only had to re-stick two once and the other twice! Not too shabby :)
- 3M Repositionable Mount Spray (must be the repositionable kind!)
- Washing up liquid
- Scraper or old credit card/plastic voucher
- Rubber Gloves
- Masking Tape
- Outside Space