How to apply your vinyl decals and stickers

STICKERS {without transfer tape} – Simply peel the vinyl sticker off the white backing paper and stick it onto a dry, clean and smooth surface.


DECALS {with transfer tape} – Follow the photo instructions below.

Your decal consists of three layers: 1 The white backing paper, 2 The actual vinyl decal , 3 The see-through transfer paper

Step 1: Surface preparation. Clean the destination surface and dry it thoroughly. If you are using artist’s canvas, paint it first to ensure a secure application. If you have recently painted, we suggest allowing 30 days before applying your stickers/decals to make sure the paint is set. If you don’t let the paint settle there is a chance that the decals might settle with your paint which will cause damage when you remove them at a later date.

Remove the white backing paper from the decal. The vinyl decal may have pulled away from the transfer paper during shipping. Place the product (clear side up) on a smooth flat surface. Take a credit card and use the edge to rub firmly across the entire image. Start from the center and work out to the edges. This action will adhere the vinyl decal to the transfer paper. Try to work out any bubbles you see by pressing them towards the edge. Remove the backing paper. Lift the transfer tape starting in one corner, leaving the backing behind and just lifting the image with the see-through transfer paper. If you notice a portion getting left behind, rub the transfer paper back onto that area and bend the backing paper as you lift that section.

(If your decal has multiple parts and you wish to space them differently, you can cut them apart and position them separately.)

Step 2: After the backing paper is removed, place the sticky vinyl and transfer paper onto the destination surface. Go slow and work out any air bubbles with a credit card or your fingers as you go. Secure the vinyl decal to the surface. After the image is on the surface, use your credit card and lightly rub the transfer paper from the center of your image to the edges to help remove
any leftover air bubbles. Once again, rub the entire image applying pressure to adhere the vinyl to the surface.

Step 3: Gently peel away the transfer paper starting from one corner pulling down at a tight angle across the vinyl decal. Be patient and go slow. Once the transfer paper is removed you are done. Congratulations!

Troubleshooting:

* If you fail to remove an unsightly air bubble you can often work it out with your fingers or credit card even after you are done. If you still are unable to remove an air bubble you can prick it with a needle and push the air out. Needle pricks are generally not visible unless you are very close to the decal.

* If you struggle with removing the transfer paper from the vinyl (step 3) – press the transfer paper down with the credit card whilst pulling it away {push & pull} action.

Otherwise please contact me: hello@matchsetlove.com

STEP 1

STEP 2

 

STEP 3 – push and pull action

CREDIT: Photography by Vicky McLachlan


TIP for applying a big decal

STEP 1
Decide where you want to stick your Decal and place the complete decal (all three layers) on the wall/window. Level it and mark the two top or bottom corners with Washi tape or any other easily removable tape.

STEP 2
Now remove the backing paper as describe above and place the decal carefully on the wall/window using the see-through transfer layer and the washi tape as a guide.

STEP 3

Slowly remove the transfer paper as explained above. You may use a ruler instead of a credit card or scraper to help with the transfer of the bigger decals.
Remove the washi tape. Done!

STEP 1

Big decal how to 1

STEP 2

Big decal how to 2

STEP 3

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