Tip and Trick Tuesday: Proper Care and Feeding of Chalk Transfers!

It’s Tip & Trick Tuesday. Every Tuesday, I will try and make you aware of a useful tip or trick you might not know about to help you make the best of your Chalk Couture products. It might be about an accessory, or chalk or surface… whatever gem of wisdom and experience my little heart desires to impart to you. This week we’re talking about transfer care

Tip & Trick Tuesday

No, I’m not actually feeding the transfers necessarily, but I will tell you some important and fun facts about transfer care. Firstly, do not let them soak for a long time. Why? Well it’s kinda like when your tub soak runs too long and this happens

Fun Fact: pruney fingers happen as a defense mechanism. The ridges cause more friction so you have more grip when you walk. It was so our ancestors could more easily walk on slippery rocks to fish and hunt.

As it turns out, it’s possible that excessive exposure to moisture can cause the adhesive to delaminate from the transfer. And that, my friends will make baby Jesus cry.

So here’s what I do. I lay the dirty transfer on the backer sheet until I’m done with my project. Then, as soon as I’m done my project, I just use some lukewarm water and wash it out with the help of my board eraser. ( If you don’t have a board eraser in your chalk arsenal, then you need to get one. ) Here’s a previous Tip & Trick about the Board Eraser.

Don’t let the dirty transfer sit for too long, especially if it’s ink or a shimmer color. It will clog the screen and you’ll have a pointless sheet of vinyl in your hand. Then, just lay your transfer flat and sticky side up to air dry.

DO NOT use a blow dryer on the transfer. It will likely not stand the heat and will end up like that contact lens that get caught in your eyelid and balls up like a spitball, never to be used again. And that will also make baby Jesus cry.

If you’re in a hurry, you can give it a quick but thorough wipe with a Lysol wipe but it’s best with water and the eraser.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s tip on transfer care. Happy Chalking!


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