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

Preparation

  • 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.

Application

  • 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.