Step 8: Cleaning Up

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Now it’s time for clean up... I just run the screen under the sink until the ink is gone. You really don’t need soap. You could save some of the tape too if it’s not too messy after you get it wet.

As for drying, just take a piece of paper towel and put it on a table under the screen, with the screen face up. Then take another piece of paper towel, crumple it up, and make little circles on the mesh. This should get the ink out well.

You’ll notice that your design is probably still on your screen. Don’t worry. This doesn’t affect the mesh because the color you’re seeing is on the threads, not in the holes.

If you’re doing multiple colors, make a new stencil, wait for the ink of the last color to dry completely and do it again!