Applying a vinyl wall decal is a simple procedure. It requires a little bit of time and care but the process is fairly easy. We’ll go over how a characteristic wall decal sheet is constituted and how to apply it on your wall or other flat surface.
A typical wall decal consists of 3 layers. On one side there is a protective or backing sheet. On the other there’s the transfer or application sheet. In between these two sits the actual vinyl decal.
To apply vinyl wall decal stickers you may need to cut out the individual pieces of your set if they come together on one sheet and they are meant to be applied separately. It should not be necessary that you cut out a perfect contour : only the vinyl layer will adhere to the wall when you peel away the transfer sheet.
If you are dealing with wall quotes, the words and letters should come pre-spaced on a large sheet. You do not need to cut anything in these cases. When you apply the wall quote and remove the transfer layer, the words and letters will already be perfectly placed. You only need to decide where to put the whole decal on your surface.
Before you start…
Before applying your vinyl wall art make sure your wall is clean. If you are unsure how well the decal will stick to your particular surface, ask for a sample from the shop where you want to buy it from and try it before you apply your real decals – it is a common gesture for good shops to give out small samples.
Applying Your Wall Vinyl Decals
When you are ready to start, peel off the protective layer. This will leave you with the transparent transfer layer along with the smaller vinyl decal which sticks to it. Apply this gradually to your wall on the side of the vinyl quote or graphic (the vinyl words or images will be touching the wall).
As you apply the decal on the wall, press on it so it sticks well to the surface. Try to have it lay completely flat on the wall from the start and avoid air bubbles and folds if you can. When the whole sheet sticks to the wall, apply more pressure and work out any air bubble or fold that may have occurred. You can use a plastic card (credit or debit card) or a dry sponge to do so.
When the vinyl wall decal sits nicely on the wall, you are ready to peel away the transparent transfer sheet. Proceed slowly and carefully – you do not want to tear or damage the decal during this process.
It is as simple this! No need for specialized equipment such as a laser level. Now sit back and enjoy your new wall decor, you are done!
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