FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

How to do I apply vinyl decals?

For Wall/Door/Window/Other Surfaces:
1. Thoroughly clean the surface you are applying the decal to.
2. Press down on all areas of the decal to make sure the decal is stuck to the transfer tape.
3. Remove the transfer tape with the decal attached to it.
4. Transfer to your surface your are applying it to.
5. Press down on all areas of the decal.
6. and remove the transfer tape. Your decal will stick to the surface it's applied to.

Matte or Gloss?
I get this question a lot. Which to choose?! 

Matte is:
Is not shiny. It has the appearance of a regular piece of paper - no shine in it. It won't stand out as much as gloss would. Matte helps blend into paint better and gives a painted-on look.
Less sticky and easier to remove. If you're worried about paint or peeling it off in the future, go for the matte.

Gloss is:
Shiny and glossy. It will stand out more than matte would. 
The gloss vinyl is more sticky than matte and is more for a permanent sticker that wouldn't be removed. 

What are Vinyl Decals?

Vinyl decals are stickers that are stuck to walls and other smooth surfaces for decoration and informational purposes. They are cut with vinyl cutting machines. Wall decals are usually one color per decal, but may also come in full color varieties. 

Our Vinyl decals are made from the same material and equipment used to make professional signs. 
The gloss vinyl is rated for 6 years outdoors, matte vinyl is rated for 3 years oudoors. All vinyls are 2.5 to 3 mil thick. 

Our vinyl is pre-pasted, pre-spaced, individually cut letters/objects that press on your wall or any flat surface. These are not decals with clear film around the letters, but rather individually cut letters that have been pre-spaced for you. The letters arrive on a sheet of paper which adheres to your wall or other surface. After pressing the sheet to your wall, you pull it back and only the lettering remains. The letters are thin... equivalent to about 2-3 coats of paint, so they give you the look of hand-painted stenciling without the time and trouble. And they don't fade or crack.

How are vinyl decals made?

Vinyl decals are first designed on top of the line imaging software. They are then saved in a special format used by the vinyl cutter. The vinyl cutter machine cuts the design precisely from one solid sheet of vinyl. That means one color. Multi color designs are made by layering colors on top of each other.

Once the design is cut, the excess vinyl around the design is hand weeded; meaning, the excess is manually removed.

After that, if transfer tape is needed, transfer tape is applied. The edges are cut smoothly and it's ready for shipment.

What surfaces to vinyl decals stick to?

The vinyl sticks to almost any smooth or lightly textured surface like painted walls (allow to paint to dry for 2 weeks prior), glass, mirrors and smooth metal and wood as well as ceramic tile. Glossy vinyl has a stronger adhesive backing, so matte is not recommended for outdoor or textured uses. 

The vinyl will not stick to rough or uneven surfaces like cinder block, brick, stucco, rough textured plastics, dirty or oily surfaces.. It will also not stick well to walls with matte paint. 

Is the vinyl permanent? 

No vinyl is not permanent. It is removable, but not reusable as the vinyl will lose it's original tack after removal and usually stretches from removal. Vinyl could leave a sticky residue, but can be cleaned up with rubbing alcohol or other remover cleaners. If the vinyl is having a hard time removing, heat from a blow dryer can be used to help soften it up.