How to Remove Temporary Adhesive from Stencils

How to Remove Temporary Adhesive from Stencils

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How are your stencils looking? Pretty gross? Are they covered with gunk and all sorts of temporary adhesive? Maybe it’s time to get them clean so you can have better results using them. Good news – it won’t take long!

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supplies for removing temporary adhesive from stencils

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

Image of dirty, gummy stencils that need to be cleaned, by Nicole Watt at Nicole Watt Creates

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steps to clean temporary adhesive from stencils

  1. In a container large enough to place the stencil, pour enough 70% isopropyl alcohol to cover the bottom.
  2. Place the stencil into the container with the alcohol, sticky side up. Ensure the alcohol covers the stencil completely.
  3. Agitate the stencil slighly, then allow it to soak for about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove stencil from soak and rub the adhesive with your hands/fingers/nails. You can also use a nylon scraper, toothbrush or scrubbie sponge.
  5. If adhesive is still adhered well, soak further and repeat process.
  6. Rinse with water and dry.
Image of dirty, gummy stencils that need to be cleaned, by Nicole Watt at Nicole Watt Creates

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