Cutting mats showing their massive buildup of gunk from multiple cuts and projects? Craft foam or sparkle paper leave lots of little friends behind? We've all been there. My go-to solution has always been clear packaging tape, pressed down and pulled up in succession across the mat, to pull up most of the lumps and residue. But I recently began using a better solution: lint rollers
Peel back to the sticky surface and go on a roll! Although this will not turn your mats from jeans and a hoodie into a three-piece suit, it will at least remove the speed bumps that always rise to the occasion when burnishing down vinyl. And best of all, they are quite inexpensive.