WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Vinyl decal design(s), masking or other low-tack tape, scraping tool (credit card or Pampered Chef scrapers work great), pin (optional)
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Application area should be clean, dry and free of any dust, lint or debris. If walls are freshly painted wait 4-6 weeks before applying decals.
AFTER CARE: Decals may be wiped gently with a damp cloth if necessary.
Your decals are pre-spaced between a carrier sheet and transfer tape. Once applied to your wall, window or other designated area, you will be left with the carrier sheet and transfer tape, both of which should be disposed of after application.
1. Lay the decal on a flat hard surface. Use a strong plastic card (credit card, driver’s license, bank card, Pampered Chef scraper, etc.) to scrape over the decal. This will help “reactivate” the adhesive lettering and help ensure that it come loose from the backing material.
2. Hold the decal in position the decal as desired in the application area. Apply masking tape across the top edge of the decal, taping it to the wall and making a hinge.
3. Step back and take a look at your decal, making sure everything is lined up properly. Adjust if needed.
4. When decal is in the proper place, flip the decal up along the top hinge. Carefully remove the back layer (the carrier sheet, not the transfer tape on top.) DO NOT let your decal fall freely into place on the wall as it cannot be repositioned once it touches the surface.
5. Holding the decal away from the wall, use your plastic card to work the design from the top hinge down. Work the design in small areas at a time working from the top to the bottom, or inside area to the outside area, to avoid air bubbles.
6. When you’ve applied the entire design, carefully peel off the top layer of transfer tape. Start in one corner and pull the transfer tape off at an angle very close to the wall. Your vinyl lettering will be all that remains.
7. If you find bubbles, you can try to work them out with your fingers or use a pin to prick a tiny hole and work the air out with your fingers or plastic card. Smaller bubbles may disappear over time.
TO REMOVE DECALS:
Decals should last several years with minimal care. When you are ready to remove your designs they should easily peel off without damaging the surface area. If the decal does not come off easily you can use a hair dryer to blow hot air on the decal for a few seconds, and try to peel again.
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