How to Install

Vinyl stickers will adhere to any clean (grease free) smooth surface. Planning is essential and mapping out the area or temporarily affixing the stickers to the surface with masking tape is often helpful. Pencil can be used on walls to make small location marks which can easily be cleaned off once stickers have been applied. The general procedure for applying all vinyl stickers is as detailed below. For very large stickers it is easier to install with 2 people and always start from one end of the sticker and work towards the other.

Step 1

Clean the area thoroughly with rubbing alcohol or soap (sunlight or similar) and water and allow to dry. It is preferable not to apply in extreme hot conditions or if the surface has been in the sun for a while. (let it cool a bit first)

Step 2

Prepare the sticker by firmly rubbing a squeegee or credit card across the clear transfer tape. This removes any air bubbles that may have formed and makes the sticker cling to the transfer tape.

Step 3

Turn the sticker over (face down) and peel the white paper backing off the sticker starting slowly from one corner. If the sticker clings to the backing tape, slowly replace the paper backing and repeat Step 2. Try not to get fingers or dirt onto the actual sticker as this may affect the adhesive.

Step 4

Getting the sticker in the desired position is important at this stage as the sticker itself will generally stick to the surface as soon as it comes into contact with it. Slowly place the sticker onto the surface (sticky side down) starting with one side of the clear transfer tape and then gently rubbing the rest of the sticker onto the surface. Now rub it down firmly with a squeegee or credit card working from one side to another.

Step 5

Slowly peel the clear transfer tape off at an angle. Be careful not to pull the sticker off the surface. If the sticker pulls away from the surface repeat step 4.

 

 

 

*Should an air bubble appear use a pin to poke in the centre of the bubble and push the air out through the hole.
*To remove stickers, heat the sticker with a blow dryer for a while and carefully start pealing at the sticker. The heat will soften the adhesive and allow it to be pulled away. Use a mild detergent to wash off any remaining adhesive.