to install vinyl lettering and designs:
We have included this page to show you just how easy it is to install
pre-spaced vinyl lettering and art. When you receive your package from Vinyl
Attraction, open the package and remove the products that you ordered. Included
with every order is an application tool and instruction page. Roll out the
letters and double check that your order is correct. If so, place them in a
warm area for approximately one hour to flatten them out. Then follow the steps
below. NOTE: Please do not apply vinyl to new paint. Wait at least
one month before applying the vinyl or you run the risk of the vinyl falling
off the wall. Vinyl is sensitive to paint fumes that are emitted from the wall
Step 1 - Clean the Surface Using a cleaner which will
not harm the surface, wipe the entire area and beyond. Wipe the area again with
a very mild detergent or just plain water to remove any residue. Wipe the
surface dry with a lint-free cloth. Note: If you are
applying your lettering or decals to a drywall surface, don't use a cleaner or
water just make sure the surface is free of dust using a dry cloth.
Step 2 - First
get the wooden application tool you received and firmly rub all the letters
(from the front) to assure the letters are sticking to the clear application
tape on front. Then, place some masking tape along the top edge of the sheet.
With the backing paper and application tape (stuff you can see through) still
Step 3 - Position
the vinyl lettering on the wall or surface so that it is properly aligned and
level. Stick the masking tape to the wall or sign surface to hold it in place.
Use care to make sure the sheet with the letters is not wrinkled. It is a good
idea to step back and look at it again to make sure it is placed where you want
and that it is level. Another person or laser level might be helpful. Optional: If
sheets are too long to install easily, they can be cut vertically between
letters or words. Cut through the application tape and backing paper, leaving
each piece of the sheet attached to the surface with the masking tape and apply
one section at a time.
Step 4 - Remove Backing Paper Flip
the sheet up using care not to peel the masking tape away. Remove the wax
coated backing paper (white stuff you can't see through) by slowly peeling it
away. Be sure the vinyl letters remain on the application tape (stuff you can
Step 5 - Press
the application tape onto the wall and then, starting at the top edge, firmly
rub on all the letters again to make sure they stick to the wall. Slowly work
your way to the bottom.Optional Wet Application for Glass and Metal
Surfaces: If applying to a hard smooth surface such as
glass or metal, you can use a light coat of application fluid or soapy water (3
drops of soap per pint of water) to assist in proper placement of the design.
Spray the intended surface with the mixture of soap and water. This coating of
water reduces the tackiness of the vinyl, letting you lift and re-place the
design if necessary. Once your design is in proper position, you can start
forcing the water out from beneath the design. Starting from the center working
outward, use firm strokes with a squeegee to force the water out from beneath
the individual letters or design.
Step 6 - Remove Application Tape Slowly peel
away application tape, making sure that all letters are sticking properly. It
is best to pull straight back toward the wall and not away from the wall. Use
your application tool if any areas of the letters are not sticking well.
Step 7 - Enjoy your vinyl design creation!
Step 8 - Peel off when you're ready
If you have any further questions about the installation process please contact us!