How to Make Your Own Rubber Stamp Cleaner for Pennies
I N G R E D I E N T S
Making your own stamp cleaner is easy, fast, convenient, and cheap. Most rubber stamp cleaners cost about $7 for 8 ounces. If you make your own cleaner using this recipe, it will only cost you about 30¢ - that's a savings of $6.69!
Gather these items and get ready to start saving yourself some money, honey!
- 8 oz spritzer bottle
- 2 Tablespoons of liquid glycerin
- 1 Tablespoon of baby shampoo
- 7 oz distilled water
C O S T
These ingredients are available at most pharmacies. Four ounces of glycerin costs less than $1. A large bottle of generic baby shampoo costs $1 at The Dollar Tree. A gallon of distilled water cost 79¢. The spritzer bottle was free because I recycled the bottle of my purchased stamp cleaner (the stuff that cost me $6.99). If you need to buy a spritzer, check out the travel-size toiletries aisle at your local Walmart.
Paint Edger Refills
D I R E C T I O N S
- Pour glycerin and shampoo into the spritzer bottle.
- Pour distilled water into the spritzer bottle.
- Shake well.
And you're finished! Wasn't that easy?
You can use your cleaner in a variety of ways:
- Spray it directly onto the stamp and wipe clean with the wiping cloth of your choice;
- Spray it onto a stamp cleaning pad; or
- Spray it onto a paint edger refill (same material but less expensive than a stamp cleaning pad).
R E S U L T S
This cleaner works beautifully on every type of stamping ink I've used with the exception of Staz-On (which requires it's own brand-name cleaner). Gentle and safe to use on clear and rubber stamps, the glycerin conditions your rubber against cracking and drying.
I hope you try this recipe and find it good! (Because there’s nothing like cleaning up when you clean up, right?)