Reviving a fabric mat

Matoaka

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While cutting the window in a new fabric mat, I got a few creases in the nap. What's the best way to stand these little fibers straight up again?

Thanks,
Susan
 

Ron Eggers

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Suede, silk, linen, denim, burlap or what?

Suede responds to careful steaming and/or a soft brush.

Failing in that, beat the **** out of the whole mat and charge extra for the embossed/distressed look.
 

Matoaka

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HA! Sorry, Ron... a suede mat. I'm in a swing-state-campaign-bash fog tonight....

Thanks!
 

Baer Charlton

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Sorry, I stuck my nose in here thinking it was about REAL fabric. :D

Carry on
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jframe

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You can steam them out, or dampen them VERY lightly and brush VERY lightly with a soft brush.

You can put post it notes on the mat between the bar and the areas that get crimped and that will end your problem.
 

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I routinely mist suede mat and press a mediumly hot iron on the surface gently. It is amazing what that will take out! And I also discovered that you can pick out a white spot, scrape up some fuzz from the edge of the mat, touch a teeny toothpick of white glue on the no-longer-there white spot, tap it about 20 times with the edge of a razor blade (kind of like they show preparing cocaine on TV; no personal experience here) and wait until the glue sets. It is the greatest forgiving surface. I love selling suedemat...
 
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