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Spending hours piecing together a jigsaw puzzle is fun, but sometimes, it could get a little messy as time goes by. This blog post will show you how to clean your puzzle set, so it’s good as new.
1. Use mild soap and water
This is the most basic way to clean your puzzles. It will remove any dirt or dust built up on the pieces. Use a clean cloth and some warm water to clean it up. Rub the stain and remove excess liquid with another clean cloth or absorbent paper towel. Let it dry in the shade.
Remember not to use too much water or rub too hard since it can harm them by removing some of the colors.
2. Use a damp cloth and rubbing alcohol
This method cleans away any unwanted oil or grease stains if needed.
You can apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto a clean cloth and wipe away the stain, but make sure you don’t use too much as it can ruin your puzzle piece!
Also, take special care if you plan to frame your puzzle; alcohol tends to damage whatever frame is around it, so try not to spill any.
3. Use a microfiber towel and water
Microfiber towels are great for getting rid of excess paint, oil, grease, and more on your jigsaw puzzle! Spray some clean water onto the clean cloth and wipe away the stain. It will work by absorbing all the dirt on your puzzle. Be careful with the water since it can melt your puzzle if you clean it too much.
4. Use a dry cloth and white vinegar
It’s like magic! Cleaning with clean white vinegar is the best way to clean oil or grease stains and remove other tough dirt. Just be sure that you wipe the puzzle clean with a dry cloth afterward.
5. Use a clean cloth and nail polish remover
This method is for those using their puzzle as a meal table or spilled coffee, tea, or red wine onto the pieces. It will remove any staining from your puzzles due to various liquids! It’s not recommended to use this often as it can be harmful to the puzzle as the paint may come off if you do so. Again, apply some acetone on a clean cloth and gently wipe off the stain. Wipe away the excess liquid with another clean cloth or absorbent paper towel. Let it dry in the shade under direct sunlight. Make sure you don’t leave any parts wet because moisture causes molding, which could ruin your since vinegar is an acid that can leave water stains on the puzzle pieces.
5. Use an eraser to remove any pencil marks
Put some pressure on the pencil marks and rub the eraser over them until it’s clean. This will clean the pencil marks off your puzzle, but it can damage some types of puzzles, so use with caution.
6. Use a cloth and nail polish remover
Nail Polish remover is very good at getting rid of oil or grease stains on your jigsaw puzzles! You can apply a small amount onto a clean cloth and scrub the stain until it’s gone. Be sure to use only a tiny amount because nail polish remover can melt your puzzle if you clean it too much!
7. For dusty puzzles
I use an electric vacuum cleaner because I love cleaning things in one go! Just unplug it and let it suck up all the dust on your puzzle, though be careful not to hold it too close or too long.
8. For wet puzzles
If you dropped water onto your puzzle or there were some water stains, just use a dry cloth and wipe it up. It’ll remove any excess liquid so it won’t start to shrink the cardboard on the puzzle.
9. For loose pieces
If some of the pieces are loose, you can try using a hot glue gun to re-glue the pieces back on the cardboard when it’s dry. Just be sure that you don’t use too much puzzle glue, or it’ll cause your puzzle toys to have white stains everywhere! Also, keep your puzzle out in the sun so it can dry thoroughly before you start assembling any of them again.
I hope this article has helped you to clean your puzzle set. It’s important to take care of your puzzles so they can last for a long time! If you have any questions, feel free to ask us or leave them in the comments below. We’re happy to help out and answer any queries that may arise from cleaning your jigsaw puzzles.
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