Decal Application Guide

Posted by Jessie Wu on

Just got your decal in the mail? Awesome! Here's a quick tutorial to help you get the most out of your decal:

Before starting

If you are applying your decal to an outdoor surface, please choose a period of time when the decal will not be exposed to rain, snow, or extreme heat for about 24-48 hours after application. Decals may be damaged if you attempt to reposition them, so be sure to decide on the perfect spot before applying your decal!

Step 1: Prep your surface

In order to get the best adhesion, you'll want to first clean the surface you'll be putting the decal on. Wipe down your surface with a damp cloth to remove any dust, leftover adhesive from previous decals, and any other debris.

Step 2: Prep your decal

We ship all of our decals with transfer tape to make the application super easy. Use a tool like a squeegee or old credit card to firmly rub over the top surface of the transfer tape to make sure it's adhered to the decal.

Step 3: Transfer tape

Once your surface is completely dry from step 1 you're ready to apply the decal. Peel the transfer tape slowly, making sure that it is lifting all pieces of the decal from the backing. If a piece did not come up with the tape, lay the transfer tape back down and repeat step 2 to make sure the tape is properly adhered.

Step 4: Apply

Use the clear transfer tape to aid in lining up your decal to the desired position, then press your decal into place. Use your squeegee or credit card to firmly buff out any air bubbles and adhere the decal, moving from the center outwards. Once you're happy with the application, carefully remove the transfer tape, pulling it back parallel to the surface.

Step 5: Cure

Congrats! Your decal is now in place. As tempting as it may be, try to refrain from using the item for the next 24-48 hours to let the adhesive fully bond. This is especially important for items like mugs and thermoses to make sure the vinyl does not peel up when washing. For outdoor items, minimize the decal's exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures for 24-48 hours.


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