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How to clean your Bead On It Boards

Not sure how to clean your BeadOnIt Board? Allie gives clear and simple instructions on how to care for and clean your beloved BeadOnIt Boards to keep them in pristine condition so you can bead your heart out wherever you are!

Episode Transcript


Keeping your BeadOnIt Board clean and well-maintained is essential for ensuring a tidy and efficient beading workspace. In this article, we'll share some valuable tips and techniques from the Better Beader episode by Potomac Beads on how to properly care for your BeadOnIt Board. By following these simple steps, you can keep your board looking its best and extend its lifespan.

Materials Needed

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Windex cleaner
  • Hairspray (optional, for removing pen marks)
  • Water

Step-by-Step Tutorial

  1. Avoid eating or drinking near your BeadOnIt Board to minimize the risk of spills and stains.
  2. Be mindful of the foam sides of the board and avoid placing heavy items like mandrels or hammering blocks on them to prevent damage.
  3. When stacking multiple boards, place them at angles to distribute the pressure evenly and protect the foam sides.
  4. To clean your board, start by spraying a small amount of Windex cleaner onto a microfiber cloth, rather than directly on the board.
  5. Gently rub the stained area with the cloth, following the grain of the fabric to remove the mark.
  6. For stubborn pen marks, try using a small amount of hairspray on the cloth before rubbing the stain.
  7. Be careful not to saturate the board with liquid, as it can seep through to the wooden base and cause warping.
  8. If your board accidentally gets soaked, apply pressure to the flat surface with a cloth to absorb excess water, then place it in front of a fan to speed up the drying process.

Customization Ideas & Inspiration

  • Cut small strips of bead mat and place them on your BeadOnIt Board for added protection and versatility.
  • Experiment with different cleaning solutions, like water or gentle fabric cleaners, if you're unsure about using Windex on a particular stain.


With these simple care instructions, you can keep your BeadOnIt Board clean, protected, and ready for all your beading projects. Remember to avoid exposing your board to open flames, as the organic materials used in its construction can be flammable. If you have any further questions or concerns about maintaining your board, don't hesitate to reach out to the helpful team at BeadOnIt Boards.

Happy beading!

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