How to Apply a Vinyl Wall Decal

It can be a little intimidating to apply a vinyl wall decal if you've never done it before. However, it's quite simple if you take your time and have patience during the application process. 

Quick Instructions:

How to Apply a Vinyl Wall Decal

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.

Smooth surfaces work best. We advise against orange-peel textured walls. It is not recommended to apply on low-VOC painted walls.

Video Instructions:

In the video, I go over how to apply a vinyl decal with more detail. I use a level and mark out exactly where I want my decal to go so that it can be straight. 


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  • Vicki Taylor on

    The decal was just what I wanted
    And the video was awesome
    I did it in my own and looks great

  • Beth on

    I bought the bigger “sweet dreams” for my granddaughters room here at my house. The black looks really good against her mint green walls. It came out cute!

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