How to Apply a Transfer Decal
Are you having trouble with your decal application or just not sure how to proceed? Whether you’re looking for car window decal application instructions, or just want to learn how to apply a vinyl decal, don’t worry, we have an easy to follow guide!
Plastic Applicator Squeegee or Credit Card
|Warm Water or Other Common Household Cleaning Item
Clean the Surface
Clean the surface. Smooth non-porous surfaces work best like glass, metal, painted dry-wall and tile. Clean thoroughly and remember to avoid using glass cleaner because it may leave some residue. Make sure the surface is dry.
Use the masking tape to temporarily adhere the decal to the intended surface. This will act as a “hinge”.
Grab your tape measure. Use the bottom of the decal as a place to measure from - make sure it’s level on both sides.
Gently peel off the decal backing.
Apply the Decal to the Surface
Using a decal application squeegee, press and apply decal to the intended surface in a zig-zag pattern. If you do not have a decal application squeegee, then you can use a small flat object with a hard edge like a credit card, your wallet, or a pack of post-it notes.
Applying Decal - Press Hard
This is the final sealing event, so press hard when applying decal.
Remove the Transfer Mask
Next, slowly remove the application mask. Be careful as the decal may peel away from the surface.
Stand back and admire your job well done! Enjoy!
Some things to consider when applying our decals:
Our decals work best when applied to smooth, non-porous surfaces like glass, plastic, painted drywall, stainless steel and tile.
In fact, when properly applied and maintained, our vinyl decals can have a great lifespan. Standard Vinyl could last up to 3-5 years and our high-performance vinyl up to 8 years.
We do not recommend placing our decals on brick or other porous, rough surfaces.
Room temperature or 60 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for vinyl decal application.
This is probably the average temperature of most homes, but keep this in mind when applying car window decals in a garage or outdoors.
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