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styme123
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I have a been using my dew drop inks a lot with my daubers but was unsure how to clean them. Soap and water? I have been using a new dauber for each new color, so I now have a bunch of dirty daubers now, any suggestions? Is there anything else you use instead of daubers? Tried the cosmetic sponges but the edges are showing up. Thanks


 
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lol, I use a different dauber for each ink pad, and I label the daubers so that I can use the dauber again and again and again (with that ink pad)
Stampin' Up ink pads By Rosita


 
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I picked up a storage case and wrote the name of each colour on each dauber. I've never thrown any out (yet!). Everytime I pick up a new colour, I make sure I buy new daubers :-D


 
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Before I got a sponge dauber for each ink pad I washed mine in my washing machine.

Thrown them all in a lingerie bag and wash with cold water on the handwash cycle. Set them upright to dry (I found overnight works best) the daubers were still stained but when I rub them over white cardstock no color rubs off. I still used them for similar colors so the staining didn't look goofy-but that's just me!


 
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  • MrsAnnieS Said:
Before I got a sponge dauber for each ink pad I washed mine in my washing machine.

Thrown them all in a lingerie bag and wash with cold water on the handwash cycle. Set them upright to dry (I found overnight works best) the daubers were still stained but when I rub them over white cardstock no color rubs off. I still used them for similar colors so the staining didn't look goofy-but that's just me!



Spectacular Idea! Thanks for sharing this!! I would have thought the washer would ruin the sponge.


 
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  • tegan-nicole Said:
  • MrsAnnieS Said:
Before I got a sponge dauber for each ink pad I washed mine in my washing machine.

Thrown them all in a lingerie bag and wash with cold water on the handwash cycle. Set them upright to dry (I found overnight works best) the daubers were still stained but when I rub them over white cardstock no color rubs off. I still used them for similar colors so the staining didn't look goofy-but that's just me!



Spectacular Idea! Thanks for sharing this!! I would have thought the washer would ruin the sponge.



No issues with the sponge being ruined but I only washed them 2-3 times before just getting a dauber for each color.


 
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In response to MrsAnnieS

I put mine in the dishwasher. I got one of those net bags that you use for icing decorator tips. works great.


 
styme123
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what a good idea. I guess I should start buying some new daubers it seems like.


 
Thaiti30
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I would like to thank everyone in here who posted about using and cleaning daubers!!!! I never used daubers before until two days ago and it makes a whole lot of difference on my projects! yay!!!


 
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