How to install standard cut vinyl

All of our vinyl lettering comes pre-spaced and pre-masked with transfer tape, making installation a simple, all-at-once process. Follow the step by step instructions below to help you get it installed exactly as you want it with a seamless and professional look.

Thoroughly clean and dry the surface where the lettering will be installed.  Make sure surface is free of oil and wax.  (Once decal is applied, you can re wax the surface).

For large objects, we recommend using a liquid solution in a spray bottle.  (Put a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle with water)

After measuring and marking your intended installation location if necessary, apply a horizontal strip of masking or painters tape to the top of the graphic with the top half of the tape on the intended surface, creating a hinge.

Hold the bottom edge of the hinged graphic away from the intended surface and remove the back liner (which is different from the transfer tape), revealing the sticky backing of your lettering or graphic. Be careful not to allow the exposed sticker to touch the surface. If using a liquid solution, spray it on the sticky graphic and surface it is being applied to.

Using a squeegee or credit card, apply pressure to the front or pre masked side of your lettering, placing the graphic onto the intended surface. Squeegee from left to right from the top down. 

Once in place  squeegee the entire lettering or graphic to ensure the adhesive is firmly attached to the surface.

Gently remove the pre-mask transfer tape, starting at a top corner. If any vinyl begins to come off the wall, use your squeegee to firmly adhere it back to the wall and continue peeling away the premask.  If using liquid, make sure it is all squeegeed out from under the sticker.

City of Kawartha Lakes ON - Text us: 705-928-0507
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