How to apply a small vinyl decal

If you've never applied a vinyl decal before, it may seem a little complicated! But I promise if you go through the instructions step by step and watch the video, it will be super simple and quick. I am applying my 'no soliciting' decal to a window. Vinyl decals can also be applied to painted surfaces, wood, metals, plastics, and much more. Basically, as long as you have a smooth, flat and clean surface, you will be able to apply a vinyl decal sticker to it. 

How To Apply Vinyl Decals

Each decal will arrive as three layers of material. The top layer is paper transfer tape, which is used to apply the decal. The second layer is the vinyl film, which is the decal itself. The bottom layer is the backing paper.

Step 1. When you receive your decal in the mail, lay it flat and firmly wipe a credit card or application squeegee across the top of the transfer tape. This helps to make sure the transfer tape properly adheres to the decal. This is especially important if the decal was shipped in a mailing tube or narrow box.

Step 2. Completely clean and dry the desired application surface.

Step 3. Carefully peel the backing paper from the decal at a sharp angle.

Step 4. Align the decal and press it onto the desired surface. Firmly run a credit card across the transfer tape to make sure the decal adheres to the surface.

Step 5. Slowly peel the transfer tape from the top of the decal. If any part of the decal starts to come up with the tape, run over that part of the decal with a credit card and try to peel the tape again.

The decal will remain on the surface. Throw away the transfer tape and backing paper. 

It is best if you apply the decal as soon as possible after receiving it. After about 30 days, the bond between the transfer paper and the vinyl weakens, making it more difficult to apply.


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