Hi everyone, today we are talking about how to clean your stamps. I’m also going to do a demonstration to compare my favorite stamp cleaner which is Hero Arts Ultra Clean (also known as Stewart Superior Ultra Clean) and Stampin’ Up’s Stampin’ Mist cleaner. I did a video which is shown below, but for those of you who prefer blog posts, I also took some photos to share with you.
First let me explain that stained stamps do NOT affect the quality of your stamping. As long as it’s clean (you can use a baby wipe or the absorber), it will stamp just fine. However, a lot of people cannot stand to have dirty, stained stamps (myself included) so that was why I did this blog post and video. Dye Inks will stain your high quality clear stamps and you can’t always get them clean, however the Hero Arts Ultra Clean is your best bet at getting them looking great again!
To clean my stamps I use a “Double Scrubber” by Stewart Superior . It is a high quality stamp scrubber that I always use along with my Ultra Clean Spray. You spray the scrubber on the removable side with the spray, and scrub your stamp. Then you clean/dry it off on the side that isn’t removable.
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First up, let’s take a look at a rubber stamp that I was stamping with Ranger Dye Ink. (This ink is a very good ink but it does stain your stamps). This is the stamp dirty:
This is what it looked like AFTER I cleaned it using the Stampin’ Mist cleaner by Stampin’ Up:
Next, I tried to clean it using Hero Arts Ultra Clean and this is how the stamp looked afterwards:
You can SEE the difference between the two stamp cleaners. I did this with several more stamps in the video just to show you the differences. Also, shown in the video are cleaning with baby wipes and the Absorber.
Coupon Code for Stampin.com – Custom & Personalized Stamps
I also mentioned in the video where I get my personalized rubber and clear stamps at and that I had a coupon code for you guys.
Here are a couple of the stamps I’ve gotten from them: