With transfer tape
Our decals can be applied to smooth non-porous surfaces such as walls, windows, doors, mirrors, laptops and furniture. Once you have picked your surface, clean it up with a wet cloth, make sure it is dry and free of dust before applying the decal.
Step 2: Plan your placement
Make a plan of your decal position. You may use some tape to mark the exact placement.
Step 3: Transfer the Decal to the Wall
If needed, cut off the decal into pieces for easier installation (recommended for big sets). Place the vinyl face down and rub it against a flat surface to make sure the vinyl sticks to the transfer tape, you may use a credit card or similar to apply pressure. Peel the backing paper away over itself, making sure all parts of your decal remain attached to the semi-transparent transfer tape. Always peel the backing paper off with the decal face down.
Step 4: Smooth the Decal
Using the squeegee or a credit card, start from the center and use a smooth and firm motion to burnish the decal onto the wall. Slowly work your way from the center to the outer edge of the decal. Remove the long piece of tape and repeat the process on the other side. Remember to work from the center outward to avoid air bubbles.
Note: If your walls have a texture on them, your decal may adhere better if you wrap your squeegee in a soft cloth. The cloth will help press the decal into the nooks and crannies of the wall texture.
Step 5: Remove the Transfer Paper
The decal is now on the wall, but the transfer paper is covering it. Begin at one of the top corners and SLOWLY peel/roll the paper down onto itself and away from the decal.
Be careful not to peel the paper away at a 45-90 degree angle as this will pull the decal away from the wall. If any part of the decal begins to come off the wall, stop and rub the transfer paper back down on that section with your squeegee or fingers until that portion of the decal adheres.
Note: If the transfer paper won’t release the decal onto your wall, take a damp sponge onto the back of the paper to moisten it and help release the adhesive.
Step 6: Special ConsiderationsThe Weather: In extreme weather conditions vinyl might not apply as well on exterior walls or in places like a garage or tool shed. Vinyl applies best in temperatures between 60-80 degrees. If the surface is too cold, vinyl will not stick well, and the cold temperature could cause vinyl to tear. Usually in a home this is not an issue. But, if your wall feels cold when you touch it, you may want to warm up the room first and use a blow dryer to warm the vinyl.
Wall Texture: Our wall decals are designed to stick to any non-porous paint (they stick best to semi-gloss but they also stick to matte and high-gloss paint). They stick best to smooth surfaces. They may not stick well to highly textured surfaces. Try your test decal first to make sure it will stick to your wall. To achieve the best adhesion possible on a textured surface, after you remove the transfer tape, use your fingers or a soft cloth to very gently run the decal into the grooves of your texture.
** For more complicated textures or decals, use a hair dryer on (very) low to soften the adhesive while pushing it into the grooves