3/07/2013

how-to guide to keep your rubber stamps in good condition


Friendly guide
To maintain and clean your hand carved stamps.




CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Your handmade stamp is made of rubber which can be damaged by heat, rough handling or harsh cleaning. Here are some tips for keeping your stamp in great condition. 

1) how to put inks on rubber stamps
Always handle stamps gently. Apply ink by pressing the ink pad onto the stamp. If you use water based paint instead of ink, use a sponge to dab the paint onto the stamp. Never rub the stamp on the ink pad or brush with coarse paint brushes – this will damage the stamp.

2) how to clean rubber stamps
The easiest way to clean your stamp is to wash gently in soapy water, rinse, and allow to air dry. 
If you prefer to use stamp cleaner or oil based make-up remover, apply gently with with the palms of your hands, soft tissue paper, makeup cotton pads/buds or soft fiber baby wipes. You could also use a kneaded eraser or stamp scrubber (with soft fluffy micro fiber). Rinse with running water, or by dabbing the stamp gently with wet tissue paper. Air dry. 

Never rub, scrub or wipe your stamp – the friction will damage the surface.
Some stains will probably remain even after cleaning your stamp, as the rubber absorbs some ink. Don’t worry – the staining is normal and won’t cause any problems next time you use your stamp.

some may use fabrics like old t-shirts or old kitchen towels. but i do not recommend to use at all. those materials are too hard and corse to clean our soft hand carved rubber stamps and cause the friction which could damage the surface. 



If you have any other questions about these stamps, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to seeing you at markets or on etsy stores. We also offer custom order stamps which have been one of our best selling products.
Happy crafting!!!