How To Clean A Gel Plate

How To Clean A Gel Plate

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Now that you have actually used your gel plate, you probably want to know the best way to clean it! Good news, like most other crafty things, it’s pretty simple!

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supplies for cleaning a gel plate

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supplies for cleaning a dirty gel plate

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steps to clean a gel plate

  1. Remove any wet paint or material from your gel plate using a scrap piece of paper.
  2. Squirt hand sanitizer, mineral oil or plate conditioner on the plate and work the stuck-on paint with your fingers, being careful not to poke, rip or tear the plate.
  3. Wipe off the paint/sanitizer/oil with a paper towel or microfiber cloth.
  4. Condition plate with mineral oil or plate conditioner, wiping the excess and any leftover paint with a damp microfiber cloth.
  5. Cover the top and bottom of the plate with a piece of copy paper cut to size.
  6. Store the plate in the clamshell it came in or a metal tin.

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