How to Apply Vinyl Decals

How to Apply Vinyl Decals

STEP 1: Clean the surface

Clean the application surface and let it dry completely-rubbing alcohol is recommended.

Make sure your surface is ready for decals. It should be a clean, smooth, and dust-free surface. If necessary, wipe the area before labeling. Before proceeding to the second step, make sure that the area is good and dry.

STEP 2: Peel off the backing

Carefully peel off the paper backing to make sure the vinyl is completely stuck to the tape.

When you receive a decal or sticker, it may be covered with a layer of transfer tape and still adhere to the material backing. Remove the transfer tape and decal from the backing.

Slowly remove the tape from the backing while making sure that the decal does not stick to the backing. If the decal does stick, use a Scraper Tools for Vinyl or a credit card to re-apply the decal to the transfer tape.

STEP 3: Align and press

Align the decals and carefully place the decals on the surface.

For precise application, measure and mark the position you want before placing the decal. If you don’t like this placement at first, you can usually tear off the transfer belt and the decal will not stick to the new surface.

Once you are satisfied with the placement, apply the decal. Carefully align the sticker on the top, and then slowly lower it until it lays flat on your surface. If you perform this step in a hurry, you may end up forming bubbles or even wrinkles on the vinyl. Press the tape with your finger to start the application.

STEP 4: Smooth

Use a Scraper Tools for Vinyl or a credit card to smooth the design from top to bottom on the surface.

How to apply transfer tape to vinyl? Use a Scraper Tools for Vinyl or credit card to ensure that the vinyl sticks firmly to the surface. Rub the vinyl hard from the middle and press outwards. Make sure you walk all over the surface. You should not see any bubbles.

STEP 5: Remove the transfer tape
Starting at the corner, carefully remove the transfer tape by peeling back. And cured for 24 hours before washing.

Take a moment to complete this step. Starting from a corner, slowly pull the tape off your surface. Be careful not to lift part of the vinyl design. If it sticks to the transfer tape, put the tape back on the surface and use the credit card again.