Have you ever experienced that the drills in a Diamond Painting kit have been oily? Or maybe they had a weird smell? It probably means that they have not been properly rinsed during manufacture. Before you demand to get new drills, you can easily clean them yourself. It’s easy to get oily drills clean when you know how to do it.

Wash the drills

What you will need is a bowl, a plate, dish-washing liquid, hand disinfectant, paper towels and a wire mesh that fits into the bowl. When you have this you follow the instructions below:

  1. Fill the bowl with water.
  2. Add one drop of dish-washing liquid and some hand disinfectant in the water.
  3. Take the wire mesh and put the drills in it.
  4. Dip the wire mesh with the drills in the water.
  5. Leave the wire mesh in the water for a little while.
  6. Take the wire mesh out of the water and allow the water to drain.
  7. Rinse the drills with clean water.
  8. Let the water drain of as much as possible.
  9. Then empty out the drills on the plate and let them air dry.
  10. When they are fairly dry, to remove the last moisture, you can put paper towels on the plate.

Now the drills should be clean and when they are completely dry, you can use them for your Diamond Painting.

Some tips against oily drills

If you do not have that many oily drills, you can use baby wipes to wipe them with. Likewise, instead of a wire mesh, you can use a tea-strainer to clean the drills. I have also seen someone who used a percolator to clean the drills. You should find out which way you find the easiest to use.

Oily drills
A percolator and a tea-strainer that can be used to wash oily drills.