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How to Use Self Adhesive Vinyl?

How to Use Self Adhesive Vinyl?

May 11,2021

Self-adhesive vinyl can be made into display advertising materials and create removable self-adhesive vinyl trims on walls or windows. It is a very versatile material. The following is a guide to the use of self-adhesive vinyl.

1. Prime your tools

(1)Damp cloth or methylated spirits for cleaning surfaces.

(2)Spray bottle with a mixture of water and a very small amount of washing up liquid.

(3)Rubber squeegee or something similar for smooth application.

(4)Craft knife or scalpel if you need to take up the corners for re-application.

2. No scrubs 

Self-adhesive vinyl has real staying power when stuck to a smooth, clean, and dust-free surface. Wipe down the surface with a damp cloth, or in the case of glass use methylated spirits.

3. Instructions

(1)Peel a small section of the paper and fold it back on itself. If you peel off the back completely, you will almost end up sticking the self-adhesive vinyl to itself or even your hands.

(2)Next, line up and apply the area with the exposed adhesive to the surface and rub down gently with a squeegee. Slow and steady application is key because if you rub down too fast you will almost certainly get bubbles or creases as a result, some of which may be tough to work out afterwards.

(3)Now pull away from the backing paper from behind in a downwards motion while rubbing down the self-adhesive vinyl film as you go. Doing this with your hand will almost certainly result in bubbles, so squeegee away. By applying the vinyl gently at first, it means that if you do get bubbles, you should be able to pull away from the self-adhesive vinyl where necessary and re-apply without damaging it. Remember, the vinyl will stretch if you pull it too firmly.

(4)For larger or more awkward sizes, spraying the surface lightly with water and a teeny amount of washing up liquid really helps as it will stop the self-adhesive vinyl from adhering too strongly at first. This means you can make adjustments and reposition later.

(5)Use the squeegee to rub the self-adhesive vinyl and expel any water away from between the vinyl and the surface.

Only the correct use of self-adhesive vinyl can maximize its effect. If you want to know more about self-adhesive vinyl after reading the above content, you can contact us for more detailed solutions. We can not only provide you with professional consultation but also provide you with high-quality self-adhesive vinyl products.

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