Vinyl Cut Sticker Application Instructions
For Best Results, Please Read The Following Note:
These instructions are for vinyl decals only and do not apply to printed stickers.
Understanding The Decal
- This sticker is in three parts:
- The top layer is called the Application Tape
- The middle layer is the final product.
- The bottom layer is called the backing paper
- If your decal arrives in a mailing tube, it is recommended that you unroll the decal and let it lie flat, face down for at least an hour before applying.
- Thoroughly clean the surface. The surface you are applying the sticker to, must be clean, dry & free of any dust or residue. (Pure soap, water & a lint free cloth is best)
- Ideally, the surface and air temperature should be 10°c or more. Use a hairdryer to achieve the surface temperature.
- Wind will be your worst enemy.
- After preparing surface, check that the sticker fits in place. If necessary, cut of any excess application & backing paper & make guidelines with masking tape or a non-permanent marker.
- If you have a large design, you can mix a very small amount of dish soap with water and spray on surface. This will help manoeuvre the sticker into place.
- Carefully remove the backing paper from the sticker. Ensure that no part of the design remains on the backing paper. If it is a large decal, lie it face down and slowly peel the backing paper at a 180 degree angle.
- Position one edge of the sticker onto the prepared surface.
- Slowly roll the sticker onto the surface, rubbing it down with the edge of your hand as you go.
- Using a credit card or something similar, squeegee from the middle to the outer edges.
- Slowly remove application tape, ensuring that the sticker does not lift with the tape. We recommend that you leave the application tape on for 10 to 20 minutes before removing; this will ensure that the decal will adhere to the surface fully.
- Air bubbles will usually disappear after a few weeks, if not, you use a pin to puncture the vinyl and squeeze the air by pushing down with your thumb.