Taking Care of your supplies: scissorsDecember 21, 2010 at 6:00 am | Posted in crafts, totally random | Leave a comment
Tags: remove sticky from scissors
I use my scissors a lot. I have 2 pairs that are special – one is used only on fabric, and one is used only on sticky stuff (like adhesive vinyl and industrial velcro.) The scissors I use for sticky stuff get gunked up pretty quickly – especially if I use them on velcro. And sticky scissors don’t work well.
I bought some goo gone when a friend recommended it for removing paint from carpet. It didn’t do a good job with the paint, but it is wonderful at removing sticky residue. You only need a tiny bit, and the adhesive will dissolve with a little rubbing.
After I rub all the sticky off of my scissors, I run them through a sharpener a few times. It hones the edges, and they work like new again.