How To Make Silicone Keyboard Cover Stick

Tech gadgets like iPad, mobiles and laptops are expensive devices requiring care and protection. So naturally, the screen protector is the first accessory that comes to mind when we take care of devices. But what about the keyboard?

The best solution for protecting your keyboard is a silicone keyboard cover. It is made up of silicone material that sticks to the keys of your keyboard, thereby protecting them from dust and other contaminants. That’s why we have prepared this article to make a silicone keyboard cover stick.

Silicone is a very flexible material that can easily stick to any surface without adhesive or glue. In addition, these covers are straightforward to install and remove, making them user-friendly.



How to stick silicone keyboard cover

Many people are casual when using their laptops; some keep their coffee on the computer. So the silicon cover protects the keyboard if an accident happens. So follow the given procedure to stick the silicone keyboard cover.

  • First, clean the surface of your device keyboard. 
  • Be sure that it is scorched before you proceed with this step.
  • Once done, peel off a piece of the silicon case adhesive from its backing and apply it on one side of your device’s body (the back) while pressing firmly for a few seconds until bubbles start forming in between both sides.
  • Then continue applying more pieces at regular intervals around the entire body till no air pockets remain, and all parts are covered by cling film or plastic wrap.
  • Now, wait for about 15-20 minutes for everything to become solidified and set up correctly without any gaps or openings so that not even water can get through them.
  • Once ready, remove the protective layer carefully from each part using pincers/spoons slowly but surely, avoiding touching any other surfaces than those covered earlier.

Some Useful Tips for How To Make Silicone Keyboard Cover Stick

The set-up method appears pretty straightforward. However, the following suggestions will let you do the activity greater efficiently.


Remove Air Bubbles

Air bubbles tend to motive undesirable and unpleasant spots at the keyboard. So, make sure you get rid of the bubbles with a flat and complex cloth like a card, etc. You also can use fabric to clean the air bubbles.


Use Scotch Tape

If you don’t need any residue or glue on your keyboard, the following acceptable alternative is to apply scotch tape as an adhesive. It can also appear messy, as it suggests at the surface, but it’s pretty durable.


Super Glue is Both Good and Bad

Super glue is any other suitable alternative for an adhesive. It will make sure that the duvet remains in place. But, it’s a bit problematic to get rid of it if you need to alternate the duvet(double side adhesive tape).


The Benefits of a Silicone Keyboard Cover

The Benefits of a Silicone Keyboard Cover

Protection from dust and dirt

The first and foremost benefit of using silicone keyboard skin is protected from dust and dirt. It will keep your keyboard free from all the dust particles, which may cause severe issues with its functionality.


Waterproof 

Silicone is a waterproof material, so if you use it along with your laptop or MacBook, there are no chances of water damage.


Easy to use

As mentioned earlier, these covers are straightforward to install and remove, making them very user friendly. If you want to clean your keyboard, you can easily wash it with water or any other cleaning solution without worrying about damaging your laptop or MacBook.


Durable

Silicone is a solid and durable material, so you can use these covers for an extended period without worrying about any damage to your keyboard.



Cost-effective

These covers are very cost-effective as they are available at cheap rates with the same features as that expensive ones. You can buy them from the market or any online store.


Variety of colours and designs 

There are many silicone covers available in the market in different colours and designs, so you can choose one that suits your taste and personality best.


How to clean the silicone keyboard cover

How to clean the silicone keyboard cover

It is essential to clean your computer keyboard and accessories. You should also clean the silicone keyboard cover. The importance of cleaning the silicone keyboard cover is to prevent it from attracting dirt, oils, and dust onto your screen. 

Follow the steps given below to clean the silicone keyboard cover

  • To clean the silicone keyboard cover, you first need to remove it and clean it by wiping it with a wet cloth.
  • Use a soft brush to remove dirt and dust, and then wipe it again with the same damp cloth.
  • Please do not soak the keyboard in water or use detergents or soap to clean it.
  • Firmly wipe off any stains such as drink spills and dirt from the keyboard’s surface with a soft cloth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to keep the silicone keyboard cover on?

Apply a thin layer of clear nail polish over the top of one side. The polish will act as an adhesive and hold it in place.

Apply a small amount of liquid soap or hand sanitiser to your fingertips and rub them together until they become slippery. 

Gently clean the area where you want to apply this solution, then carefully press down onto the surface with your fingers while applying pressure from above (the keycap) so that it adheres properly.

If necessary, use another piece of paper towel or cloth for extra protection against any accidental slips.

Why are Silicone keyboard covers not sticking?

The silicone keyboard cover is a thin, flexible sheet of material that adheres to the surface of your laptop or tablet. It’s designed to be easy and comfortable for typing on, but it also helps protect your device from scratches and minor spills. 

However, notice that its edges are peeling up or even coming off significantly in some areas (such as around keys) after applying the protector. There may be an issue with how well it sticks onto surfaces like glass screens.

This can happen when too much pressure is applied during application; this could mean using excessive force while pressing down on both sides simultaneously or applying at an angle instead of straight across.

What is a keyboard key protector?

A keyboard key protector is a device that protects the keyboard keys from being damaged due to contact with other objects.

This includes protecting the computer’s ports and plugging in power cords, as well as preventing dust or liquids from entering through openings on the bottom of your laptop. The most common types are silicone rubber covers for each key, which can be removed when required.

How do you secure a silicone keyboard cover?

You don’t. At least not in the traditional sense. If I were to suggest to anyone how to “secure” a silicone keyboard cover, it would be… To Put It On Top Of Another Keyboard Cover!

Here’s why: When you are finished using one of these keyboard covers, just set it aside and put another one on top of it.

How do you fix a stretched silicone keyboard cover?

If your keyboard is new and it’s stretched, you can usually just cut it off. However, if the keyboard cover is damaged or is too hurt to be repaired, you will have to replace it with a new one. 

Is a silicone cover good for the keyboard?

No. The silicone cover will damage the keyboard’s surface, so use a silicone cover for the keyboard. However, some keyboards do not need a silicone cover. Please consult your local authorized service authorized more details. 

How do you clean a silicone keyboard cover?

You can clean it with isopropyl alcohol and some soap.


Conclusion

Silicone is an excellent material for protecting your keyboard to prevent objects from entering. Plus, a silicone keyboard cover is easy to use, and you can use the same device until it breaks for good. So, I hope you got the answer to making a silicone keyboard cover stick.

After all, it’s washable and doesn’t weigh too much, so it’s always an excellent addition to your laptop or MacBook. Please comment below on the paragraph you love if you like this article.


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Waleed Hassan Sheikh
By Waleed Hassan Sheikh

Waleed Hassan is a tech enthusiast both by passion and profession. He has been in touch with the PC's world since childhood. He loves to write the best of tech reviews, especially on laptops, to help regular user's and tech guys to choose the best in their budget. When he is not blogging, he can be found watching AFL or EPL matches.



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