Monday, November 5, 2012

How to apply vinyl lettering and decals

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals

Here are instructions on how to apply your vinyl lettering or vinyl decals. Vinyl lettering and decals can be purchased from DavetDesigns.com.

Instructions

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 1

Your vinyl lettering or decal will come in three layers: clear top layer transfer paper, the vinyl lettering, then the backing.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 2

Carefully and slowly peel the clear transfer paper from the backing. The vinyl lettering should be stuck to the transfer paper.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 3

If the vinyl sticks to the backing, lay that part of the transfer paper down and rub the top of the transfer paper so that the vinyl will stick to it.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 4

Continue to peel the top layer and vinyl “sandwich” from the backing.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 5

You will now have a piece of clear transfer paper with your lettering or decal attached.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 6

Carefully place your sticker “sandwich” onto the clean surface.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 7

Applying firm pressure, smooth your sticker down. If possible, let your sticker set for about an hour. The longer the vinyl is on the surface the stronger the bond of the adhesive will be.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 8

Slowly peel back the transfer tape while gently applying pressure to the vinyl. The vinyl should stay stuck to your surface.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 9

If the vinyl sticks to the transfer paper, lay that part of the transfer paper down and smooth it down. If this happens, it might help to apply pressure with the other hand.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 10

Continue to peel the transfer paper from vinyl.

How to install and apply vinyl lettering and vinyl decals - Step 11

You’re done! The adhesive will continue to get stronger as the vinyl sets. Please wait 24-48 hours before washing the surface.


Bridget Davet / Davet Designs

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